The year of 1849, the Clark family decides to head west to California in search of claiming their good fortune.
The trip goes mostly uneventfully until they get to the Colorado Rocky Mountain’s Continental Divide. It is there they are approached and given the unique opportunity to live in two different future years of their lives together. After they have chosen their two years, they are then given another opportunity to go back and start living their lives in that year.
Comparisons and discussions between those two years are developed in the story. The reader will see just how much in our American society as changed between the times of those two years. The story ends with a total surprise that even the Clark’s couldn’t believe what they chose to do.