About the Project
In October 2004 my wife Sharon and I, Randy, lost our residence on Pensacola Beach to Hurricane Ivan. Instead of treating it as a disaster we made this an opportunity for us to pursue our dream of traveling the U.S. in a motor home. During our four-year adventure on the road, we noticed numerous lone shoes sitting on the side of the road. We began to get intrigued by how many there were, and the fact that each of those shoes had to have belonged to someone, but who? Were they male or female, young or old, rich or poor? How did it end up alone on the road? The inherent mystery tied to these images is the untold story of each shoe, the viewer cannot help but create that story in their mind.
So what we have decided to do is catalog the shoes we come across through photographs along with the stories of Adventure that accompany each shoe. Hence the birth of the One Shoe Diaries™. The shoes are left in their original state, we do not alter or move them.
We have since stopped living full-time in the motorhome and currently reside back in Pensacola, Florida. Many events have happened since we first started out on this journey of life after Hurricane Ivan. We journeyed cross-country, we lost our sweet Noah at birth, we were blessed with Nora shortly after, we endured the BP oil spill as it wrecked our beaches and economy, I lost my mother and most recently Jinny passed away. Life throws lots of ups and downs and we invite you to experience ours with us. We hope you enjoy our ever-growing collection of shoes and the stories attach to them.
Most recently discovered Lost Soles
Latest Stories from the Road
When I was about 10 years old I remember visiting the Lost Sea and I loved it. So I thought it would be fun to relive the fun through Nora. The Lost Sea is the largest underground water feature in the world, or so they claim. I have never looked it up to see if it is...read more
Al Fresco is located downtown Pensacola in an area that has recently undergone a transformation. What was old empty buildings, just going to waste. Is now a vibrant and bustling area. One of my favorite additions was Al Fresco. Al Fresco is a combination of old,...read more
This is more of a complex than restaurant. The place is quite large inside and outside. The inside has walls covered with so many eclectic and interesting items you can get lost looking at them. For instance I found myself losing track of time searching through the...read more