Today we found solutions to our blisters. four people popped their blister and the rest will soak their blister while we are at Alcove Springs. The four people who popped their blister are expected to get infected from the river because there is a lot of waste in the river and the blister is now an open wound. The infected water will get into the open wound and that is how the people who popped their blister's feet will get infected. The sheep we bought also keep running away and every once in a while somebody has to go out of the way of the trail and look for them. This can get very annoying. Also all of us are very homesick. when we finally made it to the Kansas River, we decided it would be hard to haul our wagons across by ourselves so we hired a ferryman to haul it across the river. The ferryman had a ferry/raft that he made by himself and that is where he put the wagons. The ferryman charged us $30 per wagon, but he gave us a discount of $20 off. For the four total wagons it was $100 and it would originally be $120 without the discount. While crossing the river, an ox got spooked and started jumping around. The ox injured Tyler Smith, and he will have to stay in the wagons for a week from lots of bruises and a broken toe. Also when crossing the river somethings feel out of our wagons and we lost all of our bacon, tea, ropes, and biscuits. The people who popped their blisters didn't have a big consequence, they just had to rest their blister during our stay at Alcove Springs After a little bit more of journeying, we got to Alcove Springs. We stayed there for three days until we continued on to journeying.
Today, we finished shopping at the mercantile store. We had to make sure we didn't bring too much of something or very little of something. Everyone was arguing with each other. They were arguing rather they should take a shotgun or a rifle. Also people were arguing to see if we should take molasses. The worst part about our shopping, though is that we bought blankets for three people to fit in. I want to sleep in my own bed. Besides, some of these people smell and do you really want to know how it feels to sleep with somebody who smells really bad? Yep, we started our journey and I had to sleep with the smelliest guy ever! The first night, I didn't even get to sleep because he smelled so bad. It get's worse The second person I was sleeping with snores like crazy!