Back in 2009 I had it all planned out I was going to walk to Bali to meet my soul mate.
Little did I know he had another soul mate? I had contacted an orphanage there and
would volunteer ,and teach and live there. Those where my plans. I would wonder around
trying to find him on my free time.
So I packed my bags and hit the road, I was dressed in a air force suit, and was bound and
determined I would get there. I started my journey out in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan.
It was a hot summers day, all I had was my wet painting, clothes, computer, my
manuscripts. I did not have a dime to my name. I was in no rush I walked for some time
and a couple stopped, and they were heading for Regina, looked like they were going to a
potluck as the trunk was filled with food.
We traveled and they talked and I looked out the window dreaming of my big plan.
Once we got to Regina they took me on another road that headed south of Regina.
I said thank you and I got her to sign my shirt. Little did I know she gave me a name?
Walking Thunder Woman to guide me on this journey.
As I continued to walk I got hot so I shed a few things by the road side, as I never pack
The next man in the white truck gave me a ride, and he is the only one I had a weird
feeling about. We began to talk about organic farming, and I am all for it. Yet he was
not. I kept quiet about my views, as I just had a gut feeling to do so.
He dropped me off again in the middle of no where, and I continued to walk to Bali.
The next man that stopped, had a bag full of Chinese food, and by that time I was very
hungry he did not share. Yet he probably had a family to feed.
Again he had to drop me on the side of the road. So I continued to walk not waiting for a
soul. Just on my on journey in life. The next man that stopped had three dogs. I got in the
back. One dog was in the front and I was with the other two in the back. He told me to
never get in a car with two guys, and never walk on the road at night. Again he dropped
me off. As he brought my painting out of the trunk paint covered his jacket.
I stopped by the road sometimes just to look at nature, and just be.
Yet when I was on my own, I was on this mission to walk to Bali.
A woman in a truck came and stopped my way, and we had the best talk.
She told me her relationship road with Sundance and the kid I believe, and she wished
she could have
A huge cattle drive from one area to the next like the old days with the horses, and
buggy’s I was thinking that sounded mighty fine!
Not sure why yet most people just dropped me off in the prairie golden lands.
By this time I was exhausted, and I had so much stuff with me, I also was on gravel
road. So it was real hard to pull my suit cases.
Another man drove by with a car filled with kids and asked me what I was doing I told
him “walking to Bali.” He drove off ,and then came back and picked me up.
He talked of the area he lived in, then for some odd reason he asked me to remove my
sunglasses I did, he looked in my eyes, forget what he said.
I told him I was writing many books and one movie yet now maybe many.
He asked “me what it would be called?” I said “ Silence Is Golden May The Truth Be
He told me he would drive me to the border, yet not to the entrance. Before I got out he
said “Believe in the gospel.” I continued on to the Canadian border told them I was
walking to Bali with no money in hand. They searched me for hours hand printed me.
Then told me, no I could not go to the US. It was night time ,and I knew what that man
said about traveling at night. So I walked over to a tree and gathered all my clothes
and put them on top of me. I woke early in the morning as I always do.
I started to walk, and walk I had know idea where I was, as by that time I had know
water or food. I got to a grave sight, and took more clothes off, as it was so hot that day.
I saw a road, and started to walk on the road. Then I got real hot, and needed to go in the
Shade. A State Trooper drove towards me in his big suburban, he got out, and said in a
Firm voice “Come UP Here” I did. Got in his car I don’t think we spoke until we got
back to the US Border. Then they continued to ask me many question? They fed me gave
me many bottles of water. Also they wanted to know if the man I was going to see in
Bali new I was okay? I told them I did not know.
They told me they were very worried and concerned for my safety, and a helicopter, and
many were looking for me.
They got a bus ticket for me to go back to Moose Jaw, before I got into their car I told
them I did not want to get paint inside of their patrol car as it was still wet.
They told me do ,as we want something to remember you by, as I believe I made a lasting
impression on them.
I was bound and determined to met this man in Bali, yet sometimes things are not meant
to happen in the way you want them too. The other day I contacted him and asked him
for some help. As I truly believe we could work together on an amazing idea I have.
Before I had this crush on him, yet now life has changed and he has someone, his own
lovely goddess. I walked to Bali to meet this man, as I really liked him as a true friend.
I hope our friendship can turn into a work of creative art. As we both have amazing ideas
, and great minds think alike. I really truly believe someone was watching over me on
my journey to Bali.