My husband and I recently attended The annual Motorcycle Gathering at The Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel, CA. This location is prestigious and absolutely gorgeous. The guests are directed to park on the fairway, and the system is a well-oiled machine. With my husband being a motorcycle enthusiast, going to this event for him is like me perusing a book store! But I enjoy it too, and this time was our second year. It’s interesting to see the variety of bikes, custom, vintage, even scooters, for adults and for youth. The unique styles definitely exude the Wow factor, but the beautiful colors are also appealing. There are some real beauties, along with some wild bikes. I hope you enjoy the visuals!
And a photo from one of our past rides…
And to close, I wrote a Double Ennead poem about our experience, and this is my first try at this poetry style.
I learned about this form on Balroop’s blog and her lovely poem, “The Last Kiss.”
You could say mine is also about love, but a different kind – a love for riding in the wind.
A Double Ennead is a 99 syllable form, comprising three stanzas of syllables (6, 5, 11, 6, 5).
A Motorcycle Gathering
Beautiful bikes admired
but enthusiast’s passion runs parallel
Like-minded people walk
the lavish, green grounds
breeze swirls around faces
sunshine drops in now
and then, but scarves stay swathed, blowing in the wind
bikes glisten for adults
mini styles for youth
engines roar in distance
though strangers when doors open, stories disclosed
a valued event
Thank you for dropping in, and “let us journey among redwoods, seacoast and rolling hills, drawing in breaths and exhilarating thrills.” ❤️
© Lauren Scott, Baydreamerwrites.com – All rights reserved.
66 thoughts on “To The Quail We Go!”
Sounds like a fun outing. Love the poem.
It was fun, Sadje. Thanks so much! I’m glad you liked the poem. 🥰
Always a pleasure
Something different and fun.
It’s always fun to try something different, and for anyone who likes motorcycles, this is the event to go to each year. 🙂
Looks like a good time, poetically described! 🛵
Thanks so much, Michele! It was fun to try a new poem form. 💗🏍️ 🛵
You are welcome! You did great!
Great poem, Lauren! Your pictures are cool. I’m happy you were able to enjoy this event with your husband.
Yvette M Calleiro 🙂
Thanks, Yvette! I’m glad you liked the poem and the photos. It’s something different to do each year. 😄💞
It was, Joy! Thank you!
So glad you enjoyed yourself, Lauren. Thaks for the lovely and interesting photos.
It was fun and different for once a year, John. And the area is so pretty down there too. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. 🙂
Now that is my definition of a fun day 🙂
Thanks, Ian. If you like motorcycles, you’d love this event. 🙂
My dad liked any kind of vehicle and would buy and sell them after reconditioning as one of his many hobbies. He was a businessman by trade and member of the local government council most of his life I can remember as a child watching him give it a go on the motor cycle race track and come in last. LOL
He would’ve loved this event then. Many people just buy old bikes to restore and customize. They’re all unique, but the passion is the same for everyone. 🙂
When you see amazing, jaw-dropping things, a few great verses are sure to follow!
Thanks so much, Don! Some of the bikes were really beautiful, and some were, Wow! 🙂 I’ll try that poetry form again. too. Thanks for commenting, and I’m glad you enjoyed!
What a fab event!
I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Beth. It was a fun day, and a beautiful area to drive around in too.
My dad would have loved that event! He loved his motorcycle.
It’s a fun event, Liz. Walking around on grass all day is comfortable, food and drink are good, and the area is beautiful too. Not to mention the motorcycles. 🙂
That bike with all the copper tubing is impressive.
That bike definitely stood out. That’s why I zoomed in on all that copper tubing. Just like cars, there’s a different kind of motorcycle for all preferences. Thanks for chiming in, Binky.
So nice to view the photos , read poem and lovely photo dear you two couple 🌹♥️👍🏻
The beauty of the nature and the cars 🚗 motorcycles 🏍 so inspiring to view 😍👌
Thank you so much for sharing dear friend 🌹🙏♥️🌹
I’m glad you enjoyed this post, Thattamma. It was something fun to share. Have a wonderful day, my friend. ❤️🛵🏍️😍
Love the bikes, poetic sentiments, photos and smiles. Some of the bikes are quite spectacular. It does look like a lot of fun. 😊
Thanks so much, MW. I’m glad you enjoyed this post. It’s a fun annual event, and you’re right, some of the bikes are truly spectacular. Thanks for dropping in. 🙂 💞
I love Quail Lodge and your fab photos with your great and courageous spirit. This sounds like me and my hubby only his would be baseball cards “With my husband being a motorcycle enthusiast, going to this event for him is like me perusing a book store” 🤣
Unbelievable pics of the bikes. Your poem is so awesome and love the flow and joy in your well crafted words Lauren.. You could ALMOST recruit me as a rider but I’ll take a pass..
Glad you had a ball! 💗
Thanks for your wonderful comment, Cindy! And for your kind words about my poem too. I’m happy you enjoyed the photos, and you cracked me up about the baseball cards. We all have something that holds our interest! No riding? That’s okay. I ride once in a while with my hubby, but not as often as I did when we were younger. 🙂 But I can appreciate the freedom feeling when on the bike, especially riding through the back country roads that are so relaxing. Thanks again! 💜🏍️
You’re so very welcome.. loved them. oye vey.. I say, sell them! 😂 true that.. I went once across a bali bridge.. it fell over the day i returned.. omg. I’m sure it’s awesome!!1 💗
OMG! You’re always making me laugh! And that’s a good thing! Enjoy your evening and stay away from bridges! 🤩 💓💗
hahaha oh good! I’m staying clear trust me! ❣️
No wonder you got some inspiration out of it! 😉
The copper details are amazing!
Happy Thursday, my friend.
Weekend is round the corner!
Haha! Those copper details were pretty awesome. Thanks for your wonderful feedback as always, Marina, and Happy Thursday and almost Friday! Yay! 😃🌼💖😍❤️
My pleasure, my friend!
…and Saturday!!!!! [where are all the days going?!!!!]
Time does fly, doesn’t it? But I’m glad it’s the weekend, and I just bought another mug with your May tree. 🙂 Love it! So, Happy weekend, dear friend, and Cheers! ☕️🥂🤩💖
Oh wow! I just saw your reply! I’ve fallen behind here due to work!
So, it was you!!!!! I just saw the sale.
Thank you so much, my dear friend!
I actually had you in mind when I was designing it! I can’t wait to hear your impressions when you receive it!
Love and a huge hug!
Happy -rest of- Sunday and week ahead.
Yep, it was me! Aww, really? I love it, I really do, and I’ll let you know when it arrives. Love and hugs and wishes for a great week!
Wow awesome Lauren sounds like a grand outing. A wonderful post 👍🏽👍🏽
Thanks, Kamal. It was something fun to do once a year, especially for anyone who loves motorcycles or even scooters. 🙂 Happy Friday! ❤️😍
Always welcome Lauren. Even we have these bikers in India and they love what they are doing a great experience. Happy Friday to you too 😊❤️🤗
Great to hear, Kamal. Enjoy your day and weekend ahead. 🏍️⭐️🤩💖🌺
Same to you too Lauren. Happy weekend 🤗😊❤️🙏🏼
Hi Lauren, some interesting motor bikes here. I really like your poem. This is a form I favour and I used it for most of the poems in Lion Scream.
I’m glad you enjoyed this mc post, Robbie. It was fun to see the unique bikes. And thanks about my poem. This is the first for this form. I remember reading them in your wonderful book. 💗
It is a great form. It allows for more scope 🌷
Love this 🏍
Thanks so much, Holly! I’m glad you enjoyed this post! It was a fun day! ❤️😍
My pleasure Lauren ❤️
My husband is also an ardent motorcyclist. We have been to a number of these events and enjoyed them. We’ve ridden our Honda Goldwing all over the Pacific Northwest, Arizona and New Mexico, England and Wales. He still rides his motorcycle here in Spain but I stay home with the dogs and write books! The poem is great.
Wow, Darlene, you guys have gone on some amazing trips! We used to ride more before the kids were born, so a long time ago. I don’t ride as often because like you, I’m busy writing and working on the current project at hand. Our joke is we ride and write! But we do enjoy relaxing day trips, especially riding on the back country roads in our area. He rides with buddies for longer trips, and I’m fine with that. 🙂 I’m glad you liked the poem too. Thank you, and I’m happy this post resonated with you. Happy riding and writing! 🥰🏍️
There was a time we loved our motor bike. I have some lovely memories of riding with freedom, flying with the wind! Thanks for sharing this awesome post, with vintage bikes. What fun! it’s obvious from the poem you’ve written how inspiring the event was! I am delighted to hear that my poem gave you the nudge to write a double ennead.
That’s great, Balroop! I’m glad you understand the freedom feeling. And I’m glad you enjoyed this post and my poem. Thanks again for the nudge, and I’m going to try more of the double ennead form too. Have a good weekend. 🥰🏍️
So, that’s you and your hubs on the bike in the last pic?
What a great event!
Motorcycles are such cool creatures.
I love your poem, whatever structure.
Thank you for tipping me off about this post!
I tell you to have a great time, but it already seems like you do.
Yes! That’s me and hubs! 😍 It was fun to see the different and cool bikes. I’m glad you enjoyed this post and the poem. Thanks again, Resa! ❤️🏍️❤️🏍️❤️😎😎
I’m reading Didactic Cinquain Poem post.
I have to make dinner, and will finish up later. I adore your blog!!!
Haha, okay, thanks for popping in, Resa! I’m glad you enjoyed your time! Have a great evening! 💗🌷💗