My husband and I planned a trip with friends to Palm Desert California. But hubby Rob had a fantastic surprise in store.... a quick off-route stop to one of my favourite places on earth, Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary in Lompoc California. Owner Neda de Mayo and her team of volunteers and supporters rescue family bands of American wild horses that have been removed from public lands due to pressures from cattle ranchers and oil drilling companies. Neda was a warm and inviting host and we so enjoyed our evening over a bottle of red wine. Waking up to a California sunrise, rolling hills dotted with wild horses, truly magical. I continue my promise to make a donation to Return to Freedom for any American wild horse image purchased from Cabin Road Art. For more information on how you can support Return to Freedom, click here.