Saturday, June 9, 2007

Old Town Sacremento

Today we road to Sacramento, the Capitol of California. The ride was flat and fun. After an early arrival, we had lunch in Old Town, on the Sacramento River.

I was able to tour the Railroad museumwith Andrew (also from England, near Manchester) he's the fellow on my right--and Rick, from Tuczon. We learned more about the building of the Central Pacific Railroad, which ran from Sacramento, to Promintory Point, northwest of Salt Lake City, where it joined the Union Pacific Railroad, out of Omaha Nebraska. Preparing for this trip, I read Stephen Ambrose's book "Nothing Like it in the World" detailing the building of the Trans Continental Railroad. Our first eleven days on this bike ride follow very closely the old Central Pacific RR line, and we cross it many times.


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