Oregon Trail was THE game to play in fourth grade during recess- well, for those of us that were geeky at a young age and weren't that good at four-square or tetherball. The journey taught you resource-management and provided challenges like hunting buffalo and fording rivers. Really exciting stuff. And the coolest part- you could give your fellow travel companions names! There was always a risk of naming the characters after your friends or family, since they would inevitably get bitten by a snake or get dysentery and die.
I'm concerned with getting the best team possible on my wagon!
Here's my wagon:
- Beth Z - Her kids can provide entertainment value while she holds the whole crew together. Also, if any of the "general stores" happen to be CVS or Walgreens, we'll need her couponing skills.
- Melissa- On a trip like this, we'll need another engineer along.
- Tree - She's lived in a third-world country for the last few years- she knows how to deal without running water for a while. The skills she's gained in the DR will probably translate to the mid-1800's West, right?
- Kristen - I trust she'll be able to counsel the Indians not to attack us. Besides, with 5 girls cooped up in a wagon, we'll need a voice of reason!
I'd invite one or more of the many Matt's that read this blog, but Matt is busy keeping the General Store in Independence, MO, so he won't be joining us.
As Ashley pointed out, a wagon train is safer than a lone wagon, so wanna circle up our wagons and join the trip to Oregon? Who would you take along?
Wanna play the computer game yourself, and name your own wagon crew? Try it here, Apple IIe style.