SharonM - "Oh boy Tom! this is my favorite part of the day. The campfire is really roaring, nice cool breeze and the sweet smell of clover in the air. It looks like they're going to start tonight's program with a song! Shhhh! they're starting!"
TomW - "Hush Sharon - DannyH, our group leader, is coming out to tell us what happened on the trail today!"
DanH - "I am happy to say that we made 21 miles on our journey today. I suspect it's because we crossed no rivers, had no overflowing creeks to get stuck in and . . . Jose ran out of beer two days ago. Tonights campsite is just about perfect. Plenty of water and no indian sightings. That's about it. We're leaving at sun-up. Enjoy the evening."
Sharon - "Quiet now, the group is back to sing another song."
JohnT (intro) - "I'd like to tell you about another trail I traveled many years ago. It was in the south part of the country. The landscape looked nothing like this. Dry, barren, sand blowing in your face and HOT I mean really HOT. We had been out there 5 days and not a spot of water to be found. We would have been OK but Nick over there . . . Mr. butterfingers, dropped the water bag. I was pretty sure we were all goners but then we came across a really strange situation. It, for sure, taxed our ability to reason because we were thirsty and I mean deadly thirsty."
JohnMag (Intro)- "I'm sure we have all heard of "Custer's Last Stand"! It was officially known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn June 25, 1876 Happened in Eastern Montana. Much has been written about the brave young men in Custer's army. Just let me say, they weren't all totally brave. There was one young sole . . . let me see . . . I think his name was "Chicken" . . yup that's it, "Henry Chicken" who was not enthusiastic about the upcoming fight. Take a listen!"
I have more important things to do with my time! " SharonM - "I bet Dick'o would. He said he was going to marry me in two years when I'm 12! What do you think of that???" TomW -"I think Dick'o will be going to the jail'o". . SharonM - "Oh hush Tom, you don't know nothin!"
SharonM - "My, my will you look at that. The fire is just blazing up tonight. Look how everybodys face glows in the light. Just a cool whisper of air taking the embers into the black sky. Must be a million stars up there. I always look forward to the last song of the evening. Oh look! John Denver is going to sing!
JohnT (Intro) "Last song tonight . . . We have a special guest this evening. His name is John Denver. He will be singing a song he recently wrote. Although the song was written to his wife whom he had to leave behind on this trip, he thinks it will give us all strength as we travel this difficult trail to California.
Hey Kenny, check to see that the horses are secure and make sure that fire is . . .
Till Next Week