Hi! My name is Ryan, and I am 14. I am a traveler on the Oregon Trail, the most traveled trail to go to the Western part of the United States. I am from Boston, Massachusetts, where about 30 years ago, the American Revolution was centered around. We came here when we heard about the cheap land out West. I came with my mother, my father, and my little brother and sister.
We brought a lot of supplies. Supplies we brought include clothing, food, cups, pots, pans, bowls, and plates. Occasionally, we will find a small depot or shop that has restockables, like food, medicine, ammunition, and powder.
There are a bunch of obstacles here on the Oregon Trail. We have to cross rivers and mountains, and we constantly get attacked by angry groups of strange people.
Reaching Our Destination
One reason that we keep going is that hunting is pretty fun. Not only can we perfect our reload speed and our accuracy, but we get food for the family. The plains life sure is fun.
We don't travel alone, not out here. We travel in wagon trains, or a chain of wagons and people that travel together. It is for safety purposes in case something happens. In the morning, we let the animals eat and water while we wash and eat as well. Then, we get moving. We stop around noon for lunch, and let the animals eat some more, and then we keep going until about 7. We form a circle with all the wagons for safety and eat dinner, tell stories and sing songs, and the children play. Every now and then, the adults will dance. We go to bed and then the day starts all over.
We found what we were looking for! Our father purchased land, and we built a house on it. the trip was long and hard, but it was worth it!