It went like this; writing a page, reading ten pages in a book, or doing three pages in a math workbook gives you a point each. Once you got to five points, you could choose between a candy bar, sitting in shotgun, or 30 minutes of playing on the Kindle Fire.
Eliza chose to sit in the front and play on the Kindle, Oliver, Silas, and Isaac all chose Kindle time, and I chose a candy bar. The person in shotgun was in charge of keeping track of points on a small notebook.
While we were driving, and our mom was on the phone, Oliver suddenly announced that he needed to go to the bathroom. Immediately. #2.
We pulled over and... well, let's just say that every car that passed us got quite a laugh when they saw Ollie mooning them. We're just glad he took care o' business outside of the car instead of inside.
People seemed pretty happy and got stuff done with the point system. We had a lot of good snacks (thanks to Kashi for sending a HUGE box of deliciousness and Subway for buying us lunch. Kashi and Subway are our partial sponsors of this trip). We stopped in Cheyenne to see the capitol, and then we were on our way again. Check out our progress in pictures by clicking here: . We'll be posting several pictures and updates a day.
Today we saw...
- Nine trains (longest one was 85 cars)
- Fort Bridger (we looked up some stuff about it but didn't stop. It's where all the pioneers and mountain men did their trading and shopping)
- an R, an M, an E, and a GR on the mountains
- a mountain tunnel
- castle rocks (big turrets of rocks that stuck out of Wyomian mountains)
- Rolands (where our great grandpa grew up)
- Towns with with wierd names: Road Wamsutter, Medicine Bow, Wahoo
- Continental Divide