Wagons aren't so bad their canvas tarpaulins guard you from the sun, their buggies carry your goods. Except when bandits or disgruntled indigenous tribes attack. In that event, you can always try to form the wagon circle, a famed defensive maneuver, and resist the onslaught like the bold pioneer that you are. After all, you'll tell yourself, the riches of Oregon and the west await. Or you can rethink your California vacation and just book on JetBlue.
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