During the spring and summer of 2011 I embarked The Midwest Adventure. I spent time much of this time in my hometown of Quincy IL, and in Hannibal MO, the home of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. I rested in these places between adventures and took the time to carve a totem pole from an oak tree. The animals on this oak tree represent “spirit animals” that approached me at times during The Southwest Adventure. These animals revealed themselves to me exactly when I needed them to, showing me things, and helping me to interpret my own subconscious and access my true intuition.