Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Promontory Point and the Spiral Jetty

We spent the weekend taking advantage of some of the interesting places in our back yard... Northern Utah is famous for being the meeting point of the transcontinental railroad at Promontory Point. my camera was on a "color swap" setting.
it captures the brightest color and makes it the focus of the pictures... the sky was really that blue!

It was a beautiful day and a fun reenactment of the golden spike.
here comes the steam train.... choo choo

Here are a few of the folks from 1869

A little farther down the tracks... was the great salt lake. Check out the water? it's PINK!!! CRAZY PINK!!!!
The water level was a bit high, but what you're looking at is the Spiral Jetty. It's a man made structure made of black rocks in the form of a spiral on the lake floor. Some dude made it in the 70's. (kindof interesting.. wish we could have seen it better.... but just the lake alone was worth seeing)


That was the best smile of the day award!!!

These TWO!!! :)

We spent a little time doing some target practice. We all shot a round or two and hung out climbing on the rocks.

A great weekend getaway... even if it wasn't too far away!

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