Rocklin is a small city outside of Sacramento, the capital of California. Rocklin is located in Placer county. Placer county is easily one of the largest areas in the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada regions. Gold mining is one of the reasons why Rocklin became so populated. The edges of the river banks were heavily used during the early 1800s. People were searching for gold. My ancestors came to California in search of gold. I don’t think they were able to find a lot of gold, because I don’t come from a wealthy family. My family and I have lived in Rocklin since I was a little kid. I went to school at the high school in Rocklin. When I graduated, I decided to go to a university in the same state. I got a degree in engineering and I currently work for a commercial HVAC business in Rocklin. The HVAC business handles commercial, residential, and industrial contracts. We install comment service, and repair a variety of heating and cooling equipment. I work 5 days a week and then I get the weekends to spend with my family. When we have spare time, we usually go into the city to find something fun for an activity. We go to a bar or a restaurant or we explore some of the areas outside of the city. I particularly like being able to go to the mountains and all of the state and National parks. I prefer to be outside whenever I can. I enjoy myself most when I am in nature.