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...
Big riding days...in West Virginia!
Just a quick little update....
I'll write more soon, but we have a flat tire to fix today and feed to pick up. I used our cafe time today to get back to some emails.
We are visiting Athens, OH. right now, but we have ridden to Parkersburg, West Virginia!! We rode 5 long days in a row and whizzed through Ohio. West Virginia will be a fairly quick state as well. We are only in it for 150 miles or so. Pennsylvania is going to take a bit of time, but once we get through there and hit NY we will be home about 3 weeks after! I can't believe it. Oh man, it's been a long time comin', but here it comes...soon.
Happy Fall to all of you. It's been pretty hot here. I had to go back to my bike shorts, but next week the weather is supposed to change drastically. I am looking forward to hot apple cider and colorful leaves!