Tyler is feeling better and stayed behind to start a new life in Courthouse Rock. Last night there was a thunder storm and two of our oxen that were latched up got spooked and ran away. Those darn oxen! When we arrived at fort Laramie we learned that the cheap prices were a myth. When we were there we had to buy new oxen to replace the spooked ones. We got back on the trail and went to fort Casper a small fort. Cassidy is now sick but luckily we have some quinine and she is drinking it to try to get cured.
Mr. McCoy was elected as the the wagon train Supreme King Ruler. Mr. McCoy forced the Murray's and the Hatfield's to await their death on the trail. Tyler is on his deathbed because he has come down with a horrific sickness that will surely kill him. A terrible, no good, filthy, rotten, scamming, crook tried to sell us this preposterous oil which is supposedly from a snake. This was said by the snake oil seller that it was a wondrous, amazing, beautiful oil that would make Tyler feel great again. We stopped at Courthouse rock and just did our usual catching up on chores and stuff like that it was terribly boring I seriously thought I would die of boredom. Now we are at the most amazing, cool, beauteous landmark I have ever seen it is called...... Chimney Rock! Chimney rock is a giant, enormous, huge mountain and it stretches out into the sky. We had to buy new flour because our was filled disgusting, appalling, terrible maggots!