I surprised Nelli and took him to this Buddhist retreat center in Santa Cruz. I researched the website and saw that there was a meditation service at 8:15 am. Eek! Kinda early but I made myself get out of bed. Of course Nelli had no issues getting up early. We went to the meditation service which was nice and relaxing and then explored the grounds. There were a lot of hiking trails through the redwoods which was awesome and they had little Buddhist sayings and prayer wheels along the way. I learned a lot about the Buddhist culture. Nelli really liked going there and said I earned 1000 girlfriend points. Winning!