Here's where the story takes it's wierd turn...
About nine months after the trip, I'm sitting home on a Sunday morning when the phone rings. It's some guy from Milwaukee, asking for me or Joyce. He says he's looking at a picture of us on the cover of the food section of the Milwaukee Journal! He noticed Joyce's boots, and could he borrow them for a while! Wow, really he needs them for a play he's putting on and they just got robbed, and they needed a pair of boots, just like the one's he see's on Joyce!
Well needless to say my generous wife decides to loan him the boots, and we actually did get them back some months later.
But I sure was knocked out by that phone call. I mean the trip itself was weird, but then to hear from this guy about the boots!... Wow, not only a small world, it can really be a weird one, too!
Anyway, we still laugh about it, and wanted to share the laugh.
In case you are interested, this would be a great trip for the kids.
Oregon Trail Wagon Train