Oregon Trail Journal
By: Katelyn Miller (Paige Miller)
Dear Journal Day, 1
This afternoon we came upon the Missouri River which didn't stop us from us keep going. There was a Ferry there that said that we could either pay $25 to get across or try to cross with our wagon. Our wagon train thought for quite a while but we made up our mind that we were just going to go over it with our wagon, and thankfully we made it across. It was hard to keep going with the worries about how we would end up like and how Michael E would not stop crying Ugh such a headache...
I didn't do much today and was mostly sleeping (ABSENT) so I am not able to tell you what all happened but we did face a challenge.
Unfortunately we caught Cholera from someone pooping in our water source which we all drank. (Cholera, by the way, is a disease that you get from infected water which makes you get diarrhea and it makes you puke which leads to dehydration.) Sadly my 1 year old Michael Elliot got it and he got it real bad, and the only way to stop this from spreading somewhere else was, well by shooting him. It was a very hard decision to make but he would even be able to survive this disease without some medical help which we couldn't get in the midd of nowhere. At least he is in a better place now.
So we set off through the snow and hours and hours came by but slowly, and we were just hoping and praying that we wouldn't get stuck. And fortunately we didn't, we made through and we made it to Oregon and we were able to get to it second out of everybody else that was coming. The best thing is that we made it throughout Missouri river, we made it through Cholera, except M.E., and we made it through the snow and we made it safely.