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On the road from Wasilla to the class in Anchorage, Sarah sort-of jokes that, in case of a bear attack, "You need a partner with you who's slower than you." "Oh, my gosh! "I'm not worrying about bears right now," she is soon grousing.
" replies Kate, who already was spooked by the bear rug in the Palins' home. " At the rifle range, she looks more miserable than she used to look with Jon. The day of the camping trip, it's -- wouldn't you know? Out in the middle of nowhere by a stream and surrounded by mountains, Sarah is smiling, chipper and (literally) loaded for bear. "I'm just worried about keeping my toes wiggling 'cause they're freezing." Sarah, daughters Piper and Willow, husband Todd and other family members seem to be having a blast. "The kids are having fun, so I'm tolerating it, but this is my new home," grumbles Kate, having sullenly planted herself, apart from the rest, beneath a tarp.
"I am miserable, but, I mean, somebody's got to be." Sarah, ever gung-ho, announces to the group, "This is the most luxurious camping spot I've ever seen! "I don't see a table, I don't see utensils, I don't see hand-cleansing materials," she whimpers. I am freezing to the bone, I have 19 layers on, my hands are frigid.
" Cut to Kate, who tells the camera, "It just kills me that people, like, willingly do this." Soon everybody else is enjoying hamburgers, hot-dogs and s'mores from the camp fire. I held it together as long as I could and I'm done now!
Now, single mom Kate and her kids just happened to be in Alaska taping one of her "Kate Plus 8" specials, which occasioned their guest spot with the Palins.