When arriving in Oregon on June 4th, they celebrated with Pioneer Activities including:
- tin punching
- cleaning roots
- square dancing
- pioneer food
I believe this will be a journey 'Laura' never forgets. I remember my own trip across the Oregon Trail in 1980.
As great of a learning experience this was, I am SO HAPPY it is over. You see, as mother of Taryn, I was quizzed on a daily basis, "Should I get rid of my dutch oven or my yoke repair kit?" and "Do you think I need more dried beans or more gun powder?" My reply was always the same, "I can't tell you, because if you die because I told you to throw something out of the wagon, you'd never forgive me!"
My darling Taryn informed me at 4:05 pm the night before her Pioneer Day that 'Laura' would really like to be able to wear real pioneer clothes to school. After a brief moment of panic, then the realization that with even 2 weeks notice, I would wait until the last minute to get started, I began sewing. Now I will be prepared when the next two girls are in 4th grade and are crossing the Oregon Trail.