Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pioneer Day

Well, we missed the Fourth of July since Michael was in India, but we still got to see some great fireworks this summer! Yesterday was Pioneer Day, a Utah state holiday to commemorate the entrance of LDS pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley as they fled persecution. This was a first for both of us, and it was definitely interesting. The DJ at the park we went to to see the fireworks played everything from Beyonce to Christian hymns to the Beastie Boys and Michael Jackson.
Us on the lawn at Ira Allen Park in Mapleton, Utah.
Unfortunately, our batteries died before the fireworks started. Bummer.
It seemed to be a place for parents to let their kids run free, because the park turned into a festival complete with popcorn stands, a bungee jumping station, and tons of kids gone wild. We couldn't help but laugh every time an announcement was made calling for parents to come claim their lost children or for rogue children to come find their parents at the podium. It certainly was all-American and the mountains surrounding Mapleton provided a beautiful scene for the celebration.

We headed for the car right before the grand finale and literally sprinted to the car immediately after the show ended in order to escape the parking lot chaos that was sure to ensue.

1 comment:

  1. There were fireworks put on my the US Consulate in Chiang Mai on the Fourth. They lasted under five minutes, and yet I was still impressed that there would be fireworks celebrating an American holiday in Thailand.