It’s not every day you see a horse travelling along Highway 98.
"We are doing the best thing in the world, which I think is playing music, eating good food and drinking beer,"
Playing music under the name Five Cent Fiddle, the duo has been on a band tour of sorts while making their way to
"We needed a way to travel cheap, and travel with our animals,"
The journey started on the East Coast with Lauzon on her 14-year-old horse, Meadow Lark, while
While making their trek, Lauzon and Harvey have relied on the kindness of strangers to take them and their animals in. In return, the hosts are usually treated to live music.
"This is the coolest band tour,"
Throughout their trip so far, the couple has stayed in the Florida Panhandle the longest, with a two-week stay over Christmas with friends in
Last weekend, the two musicians landed in
"Everything you plan is not nearly as cool as the things that just happen,"
The couple has made rest stops at various places, from Gulfside Trail Rides' campground to abandoned lots to guest houses and were once even treated to a night at a pet-friendly hotel from a stranger in
Being on the open road with your pets has its dangers,
"We are careful, we're cautious," he said. "There's not a lot to fear."
Back home in
"We'd rather not go back to normal life,"