Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Since I've Been In Santa Cruz.....

Since I arrived in Santa Cruz around Thanksgiving time I have been nothing but busy. I began a new job, which I liked from day one. I am starting to like it more each day and becoming more sure that I am doing good work and more comfortable with all the new people I work with.

I've always liked to take a little walk after eating lunch during my work day. The second week on my new job I was out for a walk and not paying attention to where I was stepping. I stumbled and fell face down on the sidewalk which seemed unavoidable at that moment. I really banged myself up and had to go back to work with blood running down my face and a stupid look on it as well.


I lived with this colorful eye for 3 weeks!


Living near the beach lends to lots of outdoor activity and exciting sight-filled walks. There is always something to see that is new or unusual.





I was finally pleased when my husband, 2 cats and my motorcycle arrived just before Christmas in a moving truck. All made the trip safely amid heavy snow storms between Seattle and Santa Cruz. Things are good.


Here is my Vulcan safe and sound in her new little garage.

Now that the Vulcan is here and the weather has been unseasonably warm (sorry everyone in the freezing climates) I have been riding to work a little and every weekend I'm on the road. There are endless places to go and new roads to discover. Stay tuned.

11 comments:

Dean "D-Day" said...

Ahhhh...The sweet soul-settling reunion. Glad that you're all together again and back on the road. The pictures are beautiful.

B.B. said...

Great pics. The black eye looks painful!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Glad you are finding some riding time, and new friends to ride with.
Glad you are settling into your new home. I hope everything works out well for you.

FLHX_Dave said...

Whoa! No wonder you waited so long to visit with that shiner.

I won't tell anyone you really got that at the biker bar by the Boardwalk

Glad you were able to ride while the weather was good and those are some sweet picts!

"Joker" said...

I agree; the pictures are beautiful. I'm sure the sight of your Vulcan in the garage is comforting. Since my Springer is still in the shop, my Sporty in the garage is my only connection to the road right now. It's weird though, because when I only see the Sporty, it's almost like I don't really have a new bike, like buying it never happened. No doubt when I get the bill for the 2 grand+ in pipes and bling I had put on her, it will snap me back to reality.

I can't wait for Spring!

Willy D said...

I knew B.B. had a mean left hook, but...

BiL said...

Next time you fall? Put your arms out. That's what we do up here in the Northwest. It may be cold and wet, but we put our arms out when we fall.

Glad to hear things are going well down there.

Crzykt65 said...

Oh Becky, what a shinner! You should've made up some kind of bar brawl story instead.

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Cathi

irondad said...

There's some folks around who look like that from walking and text messaging at the same time. Funny how many times I've had to dodge people in the mall who aren't looking up.

Judging by the pictures, you were just enchanted by the scenery, weren't you?

So glad everything's coming together for you.

Jovita said...

Ouch!

Anonymous said...

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if applied immediately it can practically "erase" a bruise