It got me thinking about how long it took us to find things to do and restaurants that we liked so I decided to put all of my research into a blog/website and then I enlisted the help of some of my friends and that's how What's a Utahn To Do was born. We're all excited about it (except for Calvin) and we've got some great things in the works, including 100 things to do in the Top of Utah and a Foodie Scavenger Hunt that will send readers (all 5 of them) all over the top of my state to taste and experience the best of Utah's culinary goodness. As we experience these things....we will blog (and tweet) about them.
Spur of the moment (which I don't normally do) Saturday morning, I told my family we were going on an adventure! In my research for the blog, I'd learned that it is National Park Week and that there would be no entrance fees for all National Parks through April 25th. The only national park in the Top of Utah is the Golden Spike Historical Site so I decided we should go there....but first, we stopped by the ATK Rocket Garden. I wonder if this will be the final resting spot of Ares I.
We were disappointed to find out that the trains were not on the tracks at The Golden Spike but were being repaired. Luckily, we were just in time for a tour of the Engine House and we got to see the trains up close and personal and we got to hear all about their history. Alex loved seeing the trains so close and he watched a little bit of a movie about the history of The Golden Spike.
The "Golden Spike" is the ceremonial final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory.
There is something about railroad tracks that I love.....
We call this girl Baby GaGa!
I'm in love with this picture!