July 24 is a state holiday for Utahans. It commemorates the day, back in 1847, when Brigham Young looked at the Salt Lake Valley and proclaimed it good. We have lots of parades, picnics, and fireworks on July 24, so it's like getting two July 4ths while the rest of the country gets only one. Most businesses are closed, but the nice thing? We still get mail because the post office falls under federal government! Woot! (I apologize to my post office friends who never get a Pioneer Day off.)
Em and her kids went to a parade so I tagged along.
American flags always get me misty-eyed.
Rejoice! Avatar let me take his picture!
Chunk, scoping out the loot. It was funny because before the parade, Chunk said he hoped he scored a water bottle. He got one. Avatar said he hoped he got a T-shirt. He got one. The power of positive thinking!
Miss Baby Elephant got into the chasing after candy groove.
Hee hee hee--Chunk
Computer Geek, Weston, and I got invited to a birthday party for a cute little 4 year old.
Happy Birthday, Pixie!
And what's summer without a forest fire? I'm hoping it will be out soon because the other side of the mountain doesn't look that far away.