Trinity and Michael spent a sunny October of travel to Northern California hot springs and meditation centers. We met up in Woodacre, CA across the road from Spirit Rock. We spent a week there biking and hiking and basking in Marin's liberal affluence, followed by a leisurely trip picnicking up the Sonoma and Mendocino coasts, which brought us to the modest Orr Hot Springs under the Redwoods for a few days of reflection and soaking. After that, a visit to Abhayagiri Thai Forest Monastery, and back to Marin for a week as guests at Green Gulch Zen Center and Farm--a highlight of gardening, kitchenwork, beaches and saunas with shiny happy Buddhists! But wait--! More hot springs to come, three nights at Harbin (dome camping and marimba dancing!) and back down to the Bay for a stay at the SF Zen City Center: pavement pounding, wheeling through the Asian art museum, and shopping for the ultimate in forest nymph eyelashes. A grand life on the road.