Sunday, October 19, 2014

Moving Down to Redwood Valley


Next, the WINs moved down to Redwood Valley, CA, and stayed for free at the Coyote Valley Casino. In fact, it was better than free because they gave us some free play on their slot machines, and several of us did very well.

Our first stop was a Buddhist monastery, the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, in Ukiah.


WINs posing in front of the Hall where the 10,000 Buddhas are.


Overseeing the door to the hall...


On the outside walls of the hall are 4 spectacular large paintings. But I know you're anxious to see the 10,000 Buddhas.


I didn't count them, but inside are many, many Buddha statues of all sizes, each in a separate compartment. Most are in the walls.


Back outside, we saw lots of friendly peacocks, then went to a delicious lunch at their vegetarian restaurant.


The street signs were pretty unique, and we didn't get lost.


The next day we went to tour the Real Goods Solar Living Center. Our tour guide, in the green shirt, was a young lassie from Scotland.


They build their own structures from natural materials, grow their own food, and use solar power for their energy. Young people from all over the world come to learn here.


But here's the best thing! They had several old rusty cars with trees growing up through them!


I thought I was in heaven! I took about a zillion pictures.