They have spent months preparing for these four days. They made skirts, attended firesides, planned trek family gatherings, and researched actual pioneers. Both girls were given someone to walk for. Prima Donna had Bodil Mortensen, and Princess was given the name of Euphemia Mitchell. Both were actual trekkers, but Bodil died before she reached the Salt Lake Valley and Euphemia made it OK and married her best friend's brother.
When I picked the girls up on Saturday evening, I hardly recognized Princess. She had gotten so sunburned on her face (even through her bonnet and sunscreen) that her cheeks were actually swollen! Prima Donna had all sorts of blisters on her feet and cuts on her legs. They walked 27 miles with their carts over the space of 3 days. And that was nothing compared to what the pioneers did!
I have a couple of pictures for you of the girls in their trek gear and some icky ones of Prima Donna's toes. If you are a bit squeamish, you might want to turn back before you get that far.
Maybe I can get Prima Donna to give you a post with a bit more info on what actually happened while they were walking and walking and
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