Oregon Trail Journal
Legacy of the McSwagsters -Kevin Henderson
We all made it across the river safely.
Later on, a native chief offered our wagon leaders a gamble based off of native tradition. Our wagon leader din't fare so well, and all of our wagons lost 25$ for losing the gamble. Our previous leader, doubting she was up to the responsibility of managing our wagons, delegated the responsibility to me, which I gladly took. Now that I'm in charge, things should go better from here on out.
While fording a river today (instead of ferrying across like the others), tragedy struck.
The current was too strong.
The wagon tipped.
Our beloved piano went sailing on down the river.
There was nothing anybody could do.
After emerging victorious from his challenge, he rewarded everyone in our wagon train with blankets and ammunition. What a nice fellow.
At the conclusion of our day, we came to a crossroads. We could take the safe, longer way, OR we could take the short, dangerous way. It wasn't much of a question, really. Everyone voted to go big or go home.
I had a near death experience today. While I wasn't looking, a scorpion somehow climbed into my boot. I was sure I was a goner as soon as I put my boot on and felt it there. However, one of us made it out of that encounter safely, and the scorpion is no longer with us. Spooked, I read up more on scorpions with my immense mobile library we packed aboard our wagon. I now know that I wasn't in any real danger because the only scorpions that can kill an adult live in Arizona and New Mexico. Thank goodness for that.
i don't think we're going to make it. We have several choices right now, and Oregon is right around the corner. We can go all out and risk everything before the snow really sets in, we can scout ahead, or we can turn back. The last two sound the safest and smartest, but who wants safe? We don't. This may be the last time I write here. If it is...
Scott's Bluff. Digital image. Scott's Bluff Nation Monument. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
Graveyard. Digital image. Tombstone, Arizona. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
Rocky Mountains. Digital image. Rocky Mountains. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.