Thursday, July 10, 2008

Rocky Times

Sam scales a boulder.

Not everything went smoothly for the little band of pilgrims.
Challenges were everywhere.


Girls don't always have fun.

Contentions arose.


Jake felt sick.


The cholary struck.
Retching was a common sound.


Mac was sick

Fevers ran rampant.


Miggs looked sick.

Dysentery weakened the bowels of the strongest men.


Old man of the woods, hobbling after a night in a tent.

The rheumatiz afflicted the oldest pioneers.


Did you get your tetanus shot?

Lockjaw became a concern after a whittling accident,
and a rock skidding incident.



The woods held unseen terrors.



This little girl's hair curled before our very eyes.
You've heard of scared straight?
What could cause the opposite?



We don't know what happened to this guy.
He couldn't bring himself to speak about it.

He went into the woods like this,
And came out like this.

We actually think he was scalped.

All was not perfect, but we persevered.

7 comments:

kenju said...

It's SO nice to start the day with a chuckle! You're too funny.

Kay Dennison said...

LOL Roughing it can be a real adventure -- no?

polly said...

loved this blog. Funny how the little pilgrims looks so much like thier parents when they were young.

Christie said...

WHAT is that thing on Scott's head? I thought it was Pete or someone else at first.

Keri(th) said...

You are truly clever!

mama jo said...

yeah, scott looked like stranger with his wild hair...looks like a fun adventure.

Cath said...

My oh my, Marty, but you make me LOL!