Me looking all fresh and clean before the Trek started. I spent a solid week (about 4-6 hours a day) before Trek sewing our clothing for the trip. I made pantaloons, two skirts, two bonnets, and two Possibility bags for D and I.
This is what our camp set up looked like every night. Everyday we would have little devotionals and things. One night D had to talk to just our ward. He talked to them about their feet and how we need to always keep our feet going in the right paths to our Heavenly Father. He gave them a little foot charm to put on their shoelaces as a reminder.
There was a steep incline on the other side of the stream. To get the carts across, they attached a rope onto the cart and threw it over the stream to some guys on the other side. Then those guys would pull while the other ones pushed from the other side.
The guys would have to take off running to get the carts up the hill. It was fun to watch and it was neat to have so many people working together to get one job done. It was the first time we felt completely united as a company.
As part of the experience we were supposed to choose some pioneers that we were to pretend to be and honor on our trek. D and I chose James and Eliza Hurren. We chose them because they were about our age, and they had 4 little girls just like us. Eliza actually had a baby (Selena) the day the company started out. She stayed behind and left the next day. I could not imagine doing this. I can barely move the day after I have a baby. Two weeks later her baby died. It was neat to research and learn more about all the pioneers. It made the experience that much more special.