On March 1st, 2010, my friend Walter and I set off on an adventure with my Arabian horse, Sojourner. I rode Soj across America and Walter drove our little truck (with no trailer). The trip began in Los Angeles, California and successfully ended in Bath, New Hampshire 8 months and 14 days later. It was a 3,700 mile ride.

We rode in celebration of family and as an outreach to those dealing with divorce-related depression.

This ride tells a tale of love in many forms - through the people we meet along the way, our connection with the horse, with the land, and with each other.

As this blog goes on it gets more and more in depth with tons of photos and experiences. Snuggle in with a cup of tea and read this like a book. I have switched the blog around so it reads start to finish so you don't have to read backward (except the first entry).

Here is our story...

Snow in New Mexico


Walter digging out hay for Sojourner this morning. I never new New Mexico could be so coooooolllllllddddddd......

Walter and I watched a beautiful movie last night called "Away We Go". I recommend watching it, for sure! I loved everything about this movie. There is a scene where the two sisters are in the bathtub in a bathtub store and it made me cry...so beautiful.

Walter and I are back in that little general store that surprisingly has internet. We are about to go to the pie cafe and I am so excited! Oh man! Yum! Pie a la mode coming up. In my stomach. Maybe 2.

Larry just came in and pulled a backwards chair up to our table. He told me all about the upcoming clinic and what Soj, Walter, and I are going to learn. We're psyched. I will be sure to tell all about it here. We are going to dedicate an entry just to their ranch as well soon, but we need to go around and get some photos first.

It's cold today. All day yesterday winds blew that would have sent Dorothy's Aunt Em into a frenzy even more so than the winds that blew her house into the sky and sent her Dorothy to Oz! They were crazy! This morning we woke up to snow. It's a chilly day. A good day for pie and coffee.

Walter left his shoes outside last night so he had to dry them by the fire.


  1. Anyone else besides me envious that these fine folks in NM get to spend so much time with Linny, Soj, and Walter - AND that there is a riding clinic involved?!!!!

    Remember Tom, the vicarious traveling is just as fulfilling. Ohmmmmm

    Now where's that copy of "The Tao of Pooh" when I need it?

    Ha! :) :)

  2. Linny, enjoy your pie!!!! I can almost taste it... yum!!! I want a piece to but they don't have pie like over there! I remember the yummie cheesecake that we bought in Fort Bragg... I just love pie..!!! Enjoy it!!!
    And give Soj a big kiss from me and Scout, glad to hear he's feeling better!!!
    Love nico

  3. Good morning Sunshine,
    Burrrrr, it makes me shiver just thnking about the snow. Not to rub it in, but I spent the morning sitting in my niece's garden, sipping tea, watching the cat play and basking in the warm sun. In my summer dress, no less. I did have a light sweater on......
    I'm here in Petaluma for the weekend, going to my niece's baby shower. She's expecting twin girls the first of June. I'm hoping for the 5th of June, which was Paul's birthday. Couldn't think of a better way to celabrate his life.
    Your mom and I are meeting up in the City on Sunday, going to the Walt Disney Musuem and then seeing what else we can do for entertainment. I'm really looking forward to spending time with her. No doubt your ears will be burning..... We're still working on a timeline to rendezvous with you. It will happen. I bought a book about hot springs in New Mexico. I'll read up on them and research some in your area. I'm sure the people there have info on them but maybe there are some secret ones along the trail when you head out again. Might even be one that Soj can get into.
    Just wanted to say Good Morning.
    Love always,