We have been walking through the day, and sometimes into the night, since we left our homes in Independence. That is why I gladly agreed when our wagon train suggested stopping for a few days at the most beautiful place I had ever seen. There was a spring of water, which we used for swimming and drinking. I might do the laundry here, since the young children are covered in filth, and I imagine I look quite similar. We will not get quite as close to the leisurely life we led back home as we have today until we reach Oregon's wondrous land. The group has gotten extremely close, sharing games and fun. People of every age have joined in on learning these wonderful new games.
We all loved the games, and remembered our favorites for when we next rest.
We have been eating many foods. I much prefer the rabbit stew we enjoyed for lunch this afternoon to the badger we ate last week. Why must we eat these horrid-tasting animals? Killing them has no benefit to us, with the exceptions of a few animals that make comfortable coats and hats to gain us the money we have lost and will need. We also picked beautiful fresh berries and vegetables.
We must still milk the cows and wash dishes.