Happy Pioneer Day!
In Utah, this is a big holiday! July 24th commemorates the Mormon pioneers entering the Salt Lake valley for the first time in 1847.
For several years now I’ve been saying we have to go to the parade because it will probably be our last chance before we move out of downtown. But here we still are. I am really hopeful that this will be our last time though and even though I slept in, we made it the two blocks to the parade route and didn’t miss much. It completely wore me out though and I think I’ll pass on walking to Liberty Park for the fireworks tonight. Dh and the boys are getting ready to go down.
The boys loved this 1853 fire engine:
And all of the old cars, especially this 1924 Dodge where I think the driver was as old as his car:
There were some really amazing floats this year; in fact, I hardly took pictures of anything else (including the boys, oops!)
The Polynesian Cultural Center (which is 50 years old this year) had a spectacular float with lots of music and dancers following. I think it was my favorite.