Empty chairs in the Big Sur River signaling a change of seasons. All the laughter and good cheer has been given and the air makes way for the sound of the river as it flows to the Pacific Ocean not far from here. The Big Sur Inn is a favorite stopping/destination place for tourists from the world over. I have spent countless hours enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. Fall is my favorite time of year and Big Sur offers a special way to slow down and prepare for the winter rains.