(Look in the bottom left hand corner for the Ruby, it's there I promise!)
On a cloudy, chilly June afternoon, my family ventured out to Promontory Point State Park. While we were there we watched a wonderful re-enactment of the driving of the golden spike. It was fantastic! I have never known much about steam engines, but I learned a lot that day. We watched a fabulous little demonstration about the steam engines and saw how the Juniper and the other steam engines ran.
After watching the demonstrations in the drizzling rain we headed into the visitors center and watched a cute little Charlie Brown movie that told all about how the two big railroad companies met at Promontory Point, connecting America from coast to coast with a railroad. The praise for the Chinese railroad workers touched me. I was proud that in early American history we were able to share the spotlight with new immigrants. I hope that my children learned as much as I did by visiting this great historical place.