Yesterday was more of a laid back day, in some ways, and we went to Golden Spike National Historic Site. It is where the Atlantic and Pacific Railways met!
Still have a few photo's to share, if your interested :-)
These are not the orginal trains, but they have had them since the 1970's and have been well maintained.
The Jupiter for the Central Pacific Railways.
The #119 for the Union Pacific Railways.
It was extremely hot there though and as we arrived mid afternoon, it worked well. We got to see the train being started up and put away for the night.
This is the Chinese arch was a memorial to all the Chinese who helped build the transcontinental railroad.
Ah ha, on the East tour drive, we found two :-)
A monsters face coming out of the ground.
I thought this one looked a little frog like :-)
This is The Great Salt Lake.
And still managed to find some pretty wild flowers.
Then off to our hotel for the night and supper. We stayed in Layton, Utah, about 20 miles north of Salt Lake City.
Today we have the longest journey yet!! We are off to Vallejo, California for our overnight stay.
Travelling across the Cascade Mountains.
There may not be much to share with you from this Day 8, as it is a 10 1/2 hr drive. If you add stops for lunch etc more like 12 hours and our aim is to get there before nightfall!
Tally of miles 302 yesterday. Total now stands at 2254 miles end of day 7.
I will hopefully have a few little bits to share with you though :-)
Thanks for stopping by.