Lifelong Pursuit of Fun: The 2015 Halfway Point

Bucket list, To-Do list, whatever you want to call it – I jot things down in an effort to help me focus when I become a deer in the headlights. Sometimes when I have a million options rattling around in my brain, I freeze. Opening a list, pointing to a line and just going with it makes things easy.

We’re now into the 6th month of 2015. Truth be told, I haven’t added many things to my list this year. I’ll chalk that up to bad paperwork and not a lack of curiosity or enthusiasm. On the flip side of that, I have managed to experience a few things on my Lifelong Pursuit of Fun list 🙂

The 2015 Halfway Point

Visit Mount Equinox in Vermont

I believe that I first learned of Mount Equinox from an online post about Americade. The view of the rolling green mountains of Vermont stayed in my mind and went on my To-Do List as something to see with my own eyes.

I made my way there in June of 2015.

fuzzygalore at Mount Equinox Vemont

Pedal Power

Thanks to my friend Ed for lending me one of his fatbikes, we took a trip to California in May of 2015 to ride bicycles and generally hang out. That satisfied my “Take a Bicycle Vacation” wish.

visiting mono lake

During that trip, I visited some sights that were long on my pursuit of fun list. And a few that never got put on officially but were certainly “I’d love to see that one day” stops. They’ll get honorable mention.

Randy’s Donuts

Big. Beautiful. Donut.

We hopped in to our rental car at LAX and went directly to Randy’s; do not pass go, do not collect $100. Basking beneath the glow of that gorgeous donut we welcomed ourselves to California with a delicious chocolate glazed.

It was so tasty… we stop on our way back to LAX, too.

Griffith Observatory

A classic cinematic icon. It was our first stop on our mosey around the edges of LA. fuzzygalore at Griffith Observatory

Bicycle Across the Golden Gate Bridge

I absolutely LOVED being able to do this. Though we’d San Francisco before we never took the time to pedal the big orange beauty. It is an easy ride along the bay, across the bridge and to Sausalito where you can take a ferry back to the San Fran piers. Don’t have a bike? No problem. There are tons of rentals. Do it!


About to tick off a #bucketlist item. Bicycling the Golden Gate Bridge


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Honorable Mention

Pearsonville Uniroyal Gal

visiting uniroyal gal pearsonville ca

The Devil’s Postpile
visiting the devils postpile

As I scan down my list, it is interesting for me to see things that I was near to and missed because I was pressed for time or simply forgot about them. The converse of that is winding up in a place I’d wanted to be but hadn’t actually set out with that specific intent. No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Now I’ve got to go through my scribbles and bookmarks and do some list maintenance. So many wonderful things to see and do in this world!

Have you been busy chasing your dreams?


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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4 Responses

  1. Shybiker says:

    I admire your choices for adventure. You have an instinct for happiness.

  2. Warren says:

    I’m good at dreaming up rides over winter but find it harder to action them. However getting close to ticking a whole bunch off my bucket list with one broad stroke of the pen Fuzzy as going to try attempt my dream ride around Europe in a few weeks time.

  3. Adrian says:

    I think I’ve reached some kind of sad, low, point in my life where I neither care to do this sort of stuff alone, nor do I have anyone to do it with. I did have a San Francisco bucket list, but the way the trip ended up going damn near nothing on the list got done. It was a complete clusterfuck. This post was a bit of an eye-opener, I think I need to get my head out of the sand.

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      I understand that predicament. I’d be willing to bet everyone finds themselves there at different times in the lives.

      The thing I always come back to is – if I don’t have someone to do stuff with, then i really need to ask myself how important it is for me to fulfill that particular desire in my life. Would i rather go it alone, and see it – or wait around wondering if i’ll ever get the chance to go back again with someone, someday. Someday might never come. That scares me more than anything.

      I hope you find your way to whatever works best for you to be able to be happy.

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