At the start of our journey, we had to buy supplies. We bought Conestoga wagons, but they were too heavy so we had to trade them in for Prairie Schooners. We got lots of supplies for the journey, and still had some money left for when we got to Oregon. We had lots of bad blisters on our feet, and we had to drain them. We had to cross the Kansas river, but unfortunately Matilda Faulk's blister got infected so badly, that the doctors had to amputate her foot. We stayed and rested at alcove spring for a little while. I was amazed by the huge herd of buffalo that crossed our path, but I was soon bored, because they had been in the way for too long. Somebody shot at one, and a few buffalo were scares and charged at our wagon. I was horrified that we would lose a wagon, but luckily they missed. We (finally) got to rest at fort Kearney. Our oxen were exhausted, so we all got to rest. Our wagon train had gotten some sick people, and we were scared that the disease would spread.