The 24th of July was on a Sunday this year so the parade and most of the celebrations (fireworks, etc.) were on Monday the 25th. The perfect thing to do for a Pioneer Day celebration is to visit Heritage Park at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, Salt Lake City, Ut. A small train moves you around the park from site to site much to the enjoyment of all kids!
There is a small playground not far from the condo and we spent every free moment we had playing in the park. This was a new experience for Bob, since he usually is working and does not have the time just to play in the park. Henry and Becca loved it!
I think this will be one of my favorite 24th of July, with family watching a parade in memory of the pioneers!! Here we are sitting on the asphalt watching the parade. Henry is in my lap, Jen next to me and Becca in her dad’s lap (Adam). It was a beautiful day.
There were many beautiful floats in the parade. Most were made by one of the Utah Stakes. I was amazed at the complexity of the floats and began to wonder if “float builder” was a church calling in the SLC Stakes????
As Becca and Henry waved at President Monson he made a fist and touched his chest over his heart and then pointed and waved to them. They responded by throwing kisses to him. It was a beautiful moment.