I learned so much from this lesson about what the people on the Oregon Trail took with them. I took a soccer ball (Because its my favorite thing to do), and the rest of the things that we will need with us on the Oregon Trail. My family is heart-broken, and we miss home already, but we all know that when we get to Oregon we will have a much better and easier life. We all wanted to use a Prairie Schooner as our wagon for traveling and storage, and I think that this decision will help us through the journey. It really surprised me that we got oxen to pull us though. I thought that we would get mules to pull our wagon because they can go longer that oxen. But I guess now that I think about it I realize that the mules are very hard to control and tame, while oxen are much easier to do so. We also brought extra things for the wagon just in-case a part of the wagon broke. We took extra king-bolts and axles, and hopefully we have enough to last us until the first fort that we travel by. But so far, we are doing okay through Trail!