Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Rockets and trains

On our drive around the north end of the Great Salt Lake, we were surprised to come upon a rocket display, so we had to stop and check it out:

Spy boots?

Continuing on, we found the Golden Spike monument where the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869. The displays in the Visitor Center are quite interesting - imagine working on something so historic, yet so difficult. They also have a couple of engine replicas. Here's Jupiter, looking new and colorful:

The spot where the final pieces were laid and connected with a Golden Spike:

The old-style track:

Whatcha doin', John?

Only 18 more to go (I've also been to a couple others, but I look forward to seeing them again with John)!

Thank you, Mr Mather!

A pretty tabernacle in Brigham City, on our way to Antelope Island:

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