That's Kaia on the left hand side of the big wheel in green!

If you click on the picture it will enlarge.

She had a wonderful time and is still sharing stories and riddles with us.

At one point, all the men on Trek were pulled from the Companies to fight in the "Mormon Battalion". The girls were left alone to get all the handcarts up the toughest part of a very steep mountain. Just as in the day of the pioneers. Those women were left for months without the strong men in their lives. The girls worked hard together to get all nine handcarts up the mountain, one at time. Standing at the top of the mountain were all the boys lined up so quietly watching the girls struggle.

She was in a great family. Her "Ma" and "Pa" brought their 3 year old daughter with them on trek. So instead of carrying a doll with them as their baby, they actually had a three year old with them that they were responsible for. They took turns carrying her when she would get tired. Kaia took her turn carrying her. It made her feel like a real pioneer with a real family.

They did riddles while they walked. You know the kind of riddles that start with...."A man walks into a bar and orders a glass of water. The bartender pulls out a gun and points it at him. The man says, "Thank you" and walks out the door." You have to figure out what happened and why by only asking "yes" and "no" questions.

I'll let her tell the rest. She did write in her journal and is planning on writing on her blog. I will let you know when she posts her experience.

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  1. And that is Zach pushing her cart. Hey I think that means we are related now! Sweet girl that daughter of yours- i hope the bite is better!!

  2. I think Kaia should do a Family Home Evening for the whole family so we can hear first hand how it went. I prayed for her while she was gone. Glad she's home safe and sound ... even if a little sassy!

    Love, Grandma

  3. She really enjoyed those riddles. She kept wanting more and more. You have a very smart girl and beautiful girl. She was such a joy.

  4. So what happened in the bar??? LOL And carrying a three year old?? Wow. Those 3 year olds can be heavy! I love this picture, by the way.

  5. I love that they had to carry a real child. When Steve and I were a Ma and Pa, we had a doll filled with sand (affectionately named Shanay-nay by our family), who was often neglected or just propped in the handcart. What a great experience that she'll always remember.


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