Ed-vise: Wagon Train

A morning row GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, got in 30 minutes on the row machine to nowhere. Good bit of cardio before work to get the blood flowing!

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

I been watching 1883. It’s the pre-quell to Yellowstone. I’ll say I like it more than I like Yellowstone. Why? It just seems a bit more plausible. A bit more believable because I don’t know all the ins and outs that occurred back then. Even though I do have a love for ‘Merican history.

People should know the history of the place they live. At least the country…but I digress.

I have been noticing that the main characters (Sam Elliot; Tim McGraw) seem to do a lot of the thinking for the group. Then, they do a lot of the deciding. That’s very stressful on an individual. Especially when everyone’s life is on the line.

See, Sam and Tim are leading this small wagon train of immigrants across the US in an effort to reach Oregon. OK, that’s fine.

The party faces challenge after challenge with Sam and Tim riding off and killing bad guys then coming back and arguing with the immigrant leader about what they packed or did wrong or whatever. The group crosses rivers, deals with storms, deals with hostile Crow Warriors etc., etc.

What Would You Do if you were tasked with leading an immigrant wagon train across the lands?

Such a group of minds is a great opportunity for some TEAM WORK!

One of the first big obstacles was a river to cross. Sam and Tim came up with a plan and the group crossed. Some drowned; some wagons were lost. The two of them now bear responsibility for the lives lost. Had they brought the group together, they probably would have minimized their losses. Reason being you have a bunch of people that can think and come up with ideas when given a challenge. Stop treating them like children and ask them “How we gonna get across this river?”

I would have figured out how to build a temp bridge out of the wagon train. Which was doable back then.

Now, the tornado on the plains thing. THAT was cool! Unexpected as I forgot that there was always the possibility of encountering such a weather occurrence back then as today. Today, you can drive away from them. Back then…not gonna happen especially with a covered wagon train.

They did right though in the show. Get into a low area even if you have to dig a shallow grave for yourself. They laid down in small draws with higher ground around them. Tornado blew over. THAT was some good thinking right there I don’t care who you are!

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember to keep a guitar in your car. It’s great for…TRAFFIC JAMS! (windshield wiper) HAHAHAHAHHAHA!


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