Fate took Lynn Lloyd to Reno, Nev., more than 30 years ago. She packed everything into a truck and trailer and set out from Pennsylvania. “I was running away from a bad situation in the East,” she said. “I loaded my two horses, my dogs and my stuff, and I just started heading west.
“I thought, ‘Well, by the time I run out of money or I hit the Pacific, I should have figured out what to do with my life.’ And I ran out of gas in Reno. It was the best thing that ever happened to me,” she said.