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Thread: Wish me luck!!

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    We are off tomorrow on the Oregon Trail! We are trekking across the country from SW Mn to Salem Or. My fiance, grandpa, my 8yr old daughter, and our 2yr old son (and my fiance's 13yr old son on the way back). YIKES!! Keep us in your prayers for a safe journey, and as little stress as possible under the circumstances :)

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    have fun and a safe trip

    are you taking any hand quilting projects on the trip with you??

    be sure to take pictures so we can all enjoy!

    Craftybear

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    Relax and have a good time :thumbup: OOHHH And take pictures :wink:

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    Enjoy yourself.

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    Trekking - is that on foot???
    You'll certainly see plenty!

    While I have thoroughly enjoyed reading tales of travellers coming west, I can't imagine replicating their journey. Good luck to you.

    Have you read the book by Sandra Dallas - The Quilt that Walked to Golden? You make me think of it!

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    Be sure to go on out to Independence, Oregon (20 miles west of Salem)....I believe they still have a replica of a wagon there.... Are you coming thru Baker City, Oregon??? They have the Interpretive Center there that is WONDERFUL showing the Oregon trail.....and all the educational stuff that is about the trail!

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    Wow, are you going to stop at any quilt shops on your way or way back home

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    Maybe you could meet some of the board members when you get to Oregon!

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    Wow. Are you walking, taking a covered wagon, or what and how long to you expect your journey to take? Both my family and my husbands family came to the West in covered wagons on the Oregon Trail. What a fabulous trip this will be for you. Take lots of pictures so the rest of us can join you as you go. May God be your traveling companion and all of you are in my prayers.

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    You will really enjoy the trip... we drove it when I was 9 and I have been over it several times as an adult, too. :D:D:D

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    NOT walking, lol, but riding in a minivan with two kids (3 on the way back) and two men sounds slightly, if not completely, torturous to me...We are going for his oldest sons' graduation, airfare is too much for the whole fam. I don't know how much sight seeing we will be able to do, but I really hope to make it to the coast with the little ones. I am quite sure I will have my hands full (literally) with the little guy, so no handiwork. Wait, why am I doing this again?? Getting nervous........

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    DEFINATELY get to the coast. Lincoln City is 1 hour from Salem...and the coast there is gorgeous! I lived in Salem for over 30 yrs......I'm too far to just hop over to the coast...sure miss it!

    Good luck, take a lotta aspirin with you!

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    Get a portable dvd player let one havve it for one movie the let the other one watch what he or she wants. That is is they don't want to watch the same thing. I brought my 3 grandkids back to texas from Tenn for 3 week and that was a saver on the road. Good luck and have a safe trip

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    Sounds like a real fun trip. Relax Mom so everyone else can. Take lots of pics for us that you can download, when you get back. Prayers are coming your way.

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    Good luck and safe traveling! It sounds like a lot of fun :)

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    I first thought you were walking!!! Thought you and family were crazy!! Glad you are driving. Be safe!

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    Have a great time on your road trip! It will work out just fine!

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    Aw, I bet you have a great time....really does sound fun! GOOD LUCK!!!!

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    Have fun and safe travels. Will be thinking of you in God's Country.

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    YAY ROAD TRIP!!!!

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    Have fun.

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    Home sweeeeeeeet home!!!!!!!!!!!! We made it alive!! We left Tuesday the 8th, drove all day Wednesday and all day Thursday and got to Salem about dinner time. Graduation was Friday night and the grad party Sat. We left for the coast Sat afternoon, and wow was the ocean beautiful! First time being there for both my 8yr old and my 2yr old. We stayed Sat and Sun nights, got back to Salem Monday and left there about 2pm and drove the rest of the day, all day Tues and Wed to get home. Whew I'm wiped!! I didn't get to stop at any quilt shops, there just wasn't any time :( Kids did great in the car, and I managed to read 3 books, wish I would have had more! Dvd players in cars are a mom's lifesaver! Thanks for all the well wishes!! Don't think I can post pics on this post..?

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