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.