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...
Nearly in NY
I am in a pizzeria in New York right now. How crazy it is to be in NY! We have not actually ridden here yet though. We'll be here tomorrow. Sojourner is around the corner at Meadow Pond Farm in Little Meadows, PA. Meadow Pond is an absolutely beautiful boarding facility that offers lessons owned by a friendly and generous couple. We just popped over the border to look for some internet.
I have been away from the phone and any chance of internet for a few days now. We have had really bad to no service. Unfortunately I don't have a whole lot of time tonight with the computer either because this is a restaurant (not a cafe where I can sit and sip and think and type and think and sip some more). It's Friday night and they're turning tables...
I will have some pictures up for you soon. My dad and sister, Caiti, came out to visit us and just left a few hours ago. I can't express enough how hard it is to see them leave and know that we are now only a bit over 300 miles from them but still we have to so slowly plod along...and it's COLD!!!
There are so many t.v.'s in front of me right now...big flat screens...5 of them! They keep flashing in my peripheral vision.
I feel like I have been slipping a bit with the blog, but to tell the truth I am pretty tired at this point. The days are shorter and after tucking Soj in for the night there's usually enough time to have a little meal with our hosts and then I just want to crash and then get up and do it all again. I'm not complaining, apologizing really....I am going to try and be more diligent about getting on here though.
I will keep the blog going after we arrive home too. Then we will have more time to reflect and think and work on all of our videos to share with you.
But much more soon... (with pictures ;) )