When Brigitte drove Melanie and I through Heaven’s Gate and down the winding road, we were greeted by dozens of horses and this is when I knew I was going to love the next two months of my life. Heaven’s Gate was like nothing I had ever experienced before.
I made some amazing and crazy friends. Here. We laughed together, cried together and worked together and it was one of the most magical experiences in my life. Living at Heaven’s Gate, I learnt not to judge a book by it’s cover because everyone has a deeper story and you never know what people have been through in their lives and the same can be said for the animals. I always enjoyed watching Brigitte work with the horses and play the soothing music and even without words, the team bonded massively. I will never forget the time spent in the tipis late at night telling stories or going on walks in the forest and trips to the small towns nearby. Heaven’s Gate has truly made me appreciate another way of life where man can live side by side with nature and not have to rely on TV’s, laptops etc for entertainment. Brigitte and Al were the kindest and funniest hosts I could have asked for. I really REALLY felt like part of the family and even writing this now is making me miss Heaven’s Gate even more, as I stare out of my apartment window and see nothing but lots of tall, ugly buildings. Part of my heart is still at heaven’s Gate and I think it will remain there because if you are willing to work hard, be positive and have fun, you will fall in love with Heaven’s Gate just as I did. I don’t know where my life will take me. I’m pretty clueless but I do know that I will return to the place that made me a stronger and more passionate person. Heaven’s Gate I love you! Lots of Love to all of you and the animals