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...

in St. John's


We are now extreme campers. No computer, but will have a full entry tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. I'll say you're extreme campers! I looked at the weather forecast for your area when you left Snowflake and it was incredibly windy and rainy. It's amazing that Soj was able to stay calm.

    Don't forget that "Discretion is the better part of valor." I come from a family of pilots and a decision to stay put for another 12-24 hours is often the best one, by far.

    I noticed that you posted two excellent blog entries without a comment. I know you're talking to family and friends a lot by phone and e-mail, but it still bothered me. I wouldn't want you thinking "I put a lot of time in that entry. Couldn't someone say a little something about it?"

    Anyway, I can post something for virtually every entry (other than the by-phone updates) if you wish. Let me know what you think.

    When I travel vicariously like this, I google the places along the way to learn more and there are usually interesting facts, even if they aren't directly related to the trip. For example, Snowflake is the location of one of the most famous reported abductions by aliens from outer space. It happened in 1975. There was a movie about it, too - "Fire in the Sky". I thought that was pretty cool, but didn't want to be the one that always takes the first comment spot. :)

    Side stories such as this UFO one really add color to a book (assuming you end up writing one). I'd be glad to help expand your outline a little.

    By the way, is someone saving this blog? If it crashed for some reason, that would set you back quite a bit in trying to recreate it later.

    Travel Safe!