California: Missing the Beauty of Big Sur

Tonight I said to Kenny, ‘When do we leave for California?’ I swear, it already seems like it was 5 years ago that we were there and I haven’t even been home for a solid week yet.

Though each morning I’ve gotten to see the giant pinecone I brought back for Chloe in the middle of the kitchen table and it makes me smile. I’m not ready to let the feelings fade away yet but each time i reach out to get a firm hold on them, it seems like they are a little more gauzy and slip through my fingers just a little bit easier. I guess that’s why I keep going through these 750 pictures I took, trying to keep the vividness.

View along the California coastline along Rt 1 Laying on a rock in Big Sur
View along the California coastline along Rt 1 View along the California coastline along Rt 1
View along the California coastline along Rt 1

‘….I miss you…
I’m goin’ back home to the West Coast.
I wish you woulda put yourself in my suitcase…’

– Coconut Records


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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  1. Ben says:

    Hello Fuzzy,

    My name is Ben I ride with Ramapo MC and has been following your blog for the past two years now. As a matter of I saw you at the Midnight Run years ago. What happened this past winter, you did not showup for the run? I am in the process of starting and a Moto Sport Touring magazine and would like to reprint some of your road stories in the publication. Please contact me at Looking forward to hearing from you.


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