Category Archives: Motorcycle Camping

Owen and Chrissy go motorcycle camping…

Owen’s been having lots of fun with his big-boy bike – Honda 919 (It’s tres cool!) and not long ago he installed Givi removable hard cases to give him some sport-touring storage.

Soon thereafter, he and Chrissy headed out for a multi-day camping trip in the Santa Barbara area… Lake Margarita, iirc. (Turns out the lake doesn’t allow humans to swim in it. I’m sure that makes sense to someone on some level… I’m just not sure who or what level, exactly.)

Here are just a few of the pics Owe and Chrissy shot while they were away:

Local tide pool scene with Anemones and mussels (looks like dinner to me 😉

Hey, the scenery’s getting better!

Get a room, you two!

Oh, they got a room.

Their home away from home for a few days. Interesting note – to me, anyway – This tent is a ringer for the tent Owen and I used during our motorcycle camping trip back in ’86. Two-person, light blue, set-up in ~2 minutes.

Two-person tent that has room for local critters, that is…

I dunno… he looks a little freaky to me – perhaps just a sugar-high since he isn’t much of a sugar guy these days.

Good thing she’s an actress, cause otherwise I’m thinkin’, “Looks a little scary to me.” Just acting, right, Chrissy? 😉

Head ’em up, move ’em out! (Where’s the hot tub he surely must have in there somewhere?)

Shamu rides again!

Nice sunset to ride off in to….

Owen and ‘Liv bike camp in San Diego

After visiting us a few weeks back, Owen and Olivia decided to make the best of ‘Liv’s last remaining days of summer and headed off to San Diego on their motorcycle, to camp @ Mission Bay, visit with Uncle Evan and Aunt Marly and visit SeaWorld.

Here’s how they started…

And here’s how they rolled…

Sunny San Diego

Tent set-up, inspection in 5 minutes!

A little rest before hopping back on the bike and heading out to explore.

Owe and ‘Liv at SeaWorld with a gnarly dude that’s apparently asking, “Dude, ya got an extra mackerel you can spare?”

‘Liv and a cast member, after wrapping up a Coke commercial shoot 😉

Shamu either trying to kiss or bite ‘Liv, we’re not quite sure.

In any event, Problem Solved: Owen always liked spearfishing when he was diving as a kid, so it’s no surprise he bagged Shamu on this trip.

And the best part of the trip – family visits:

‘Liv visiting with Uncle Evan

‘Liv visiting with Aunt Marly

While we were somewhat apprehensive about Owe and ‘Liv driving on such busy freeways during the height of vacation season, remembering back to all of the fun Owen and I had on our 1,400 mile motorcycle camping trip back in ’86, what could we say but, “Have fun, be safe and savor the moments.”

Judging from their pics, it’s pretty clear they didn’t need my advice.

As always, thanks for visiting, be well and write when you get work.