While I post the quick highlights the the Journey of the Ring in the right column on a daily or semi-daily basis, I'll summarize in a weekly post the goings on.
Gandalf escapes from Orthanc....
The Black Riders cross the Fords of Isen.
Gandalf Comes to Edoras as a beggar, and is refused admittance.
Gandalf enters Edoras but Theoden kicks his ass out by bribing him to take any horse. Wormtongue gets the giggles.
Of course Gandalf selects Shadowfax, but the lord of horses will have none of it and runs off. The grey wizard follows.
Frodo's birthday, hooray!
On a grim note, the Black Riders reach San Ford that evening and drive off the Ranger guards.
Gandalf and Shadowfax are now friends.
Four Riders enter the Shire before dawn.
Merry leaves with Fatty
A Black Rider comes to Hobbiton that evening.
Frodo leaves Bag End along with Pippin and Sam.
Gandalf, having tamed Shadowfax, leaves Rohan and speeds towards the Shire.
Gandalf crosses Isen