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Old 07-23-2018, 09:22 PM
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Tomorrow is Pioneer Day in Utah. In 1847, some of the Mormons wandered into Salt Lake Valley and Brigham Young, sick with Rocky Mountain Tick Fever, pulled himself up a little in the wagon inwhich he was lying, looked the Valley over a little and said, "This is the (right) Place...!" then lay back down. So the Pioneers stopped here, rather that trying to force on to California. Had they tried to do that, they certainly would have got caught in the wasteland of of Nevada, or in the winter snows of the Sierras and perished. Anyway - they built Salt Lake City, trying to make the Desert Blossom as a Rose, and pretty much managed it.

So, every year on this day, Utah has a big celebration Statewide that rivals the 4th of July for Parades, Town Fairs, Rodeos, BBQs, Parties, Camping out in the Mountains, Fireworks and the Whole Nine Yards! Because it is usually so hot, we watch it all on TV.. Our family has become disjointed for various reasons, so we don't have the big Family BBQs we used to have. That is mostly my fault - but not much I can do about it.

Anyway, i hope you all have a great 24th of July Pioneer Day too - and maybe do something this week that reflects you Local and Family Heritage!





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For us, Mardi Gras is an actual holiday day off for those who choose.
Can take that, or President's Day off.
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For us, Mardi Gras is an actual holiday day off for those who choose.
Can take that, or President's Day off.
Mardi Gras is one Holiday I've never really been able to figure out, except that it is some kind of wild free-for-all. What gives?
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Mardi Gras is one Holiday I've never really been able to figure out, except that it is some kind of wild free-for-all. What gives?
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.
As Catholics, we give up something as an offering for a penance.

Fat Tuesday = Mardi Gras.
The last day before we give up on some of our indulgences.

For instance. We give up meat on Fridays.
As sacrifice, we eat seafood and avoid all meat products.

That must be why we have huge seafood platters, crawfish boudin, crawfish and crab boils, etc.
Yep.
Some have pointed out that Cajuns really do some serious sacrificing during lent. LOL

That's not so bad though. It is some good family time together when Fridays are often when the whole family shares some moments and conversation over a meal.
A large meal...
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Or maybe someone gives up the Chocolate addiction till Easter Sunday. Or maybe they add an extra stop in church during the week to attend Mass(if Catholic). or Volunteer more time with a charity during Lent.
Smoker may try to either stop smoking for Lent or at least to cut back to a lower number of smoking breaks per day.
PS. back in the 50' and into the 60's and maybe even the early 70's I was given to believe that Catholics had to deny themselves MEAT products EVERY Friday. But Military and those(fire and Police) that needed the energy provided by meals with Meat didn't have to FAST(ie avoid Meat).
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So it's BINGE DAY before fasting? That makes sense! Mormons BBQ on Saturday, the Fast on the first Sunday of each month, and give the appropriate value monetarily of what they don't eat to their Bishop for the poor in their Ward - makes sense. All the wild revelry depicted with Mardi Gras must be a little like Halloween and Fashing in Europe, I guess - the free-for-all before the actual Holy Day . . .

Well, the 24th went off here in Utah really well with no major incidents or setbacks. Mystical and I forgot that our Ward was serving a Pioneer Breakfast in the Pavilion next to our Church, so we missed out on that and seeing all our neighbors having a good meal and visit - oops! That's what happens when a Holiday doesn't fall on a weekend. It doesn't fit very well. We watched the huge Parade in Salt Lake City on the TV. It lasted 3 hours!! Then we went for a drive up the canyon to get away from the 100 degree heat down here. It was nice - in the 80s - up high. We went to a little lake that usually only has 20 or 30 people around it - yup - it was a Holiday!!




There was NO place to Park!!



But the drive up around Mountain Timpanogos was still very nice!



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Lots of people getting their places all Spooked UP!
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We are hoping to travel about 500 miles east into Colorado this weekend to Bent's Fort, where they are going to have a Appreciation for Native American Heritage Day on Saturday. Looks like the weather will be really good, and we are hoping to have a great time. Hopefully there will be a lot of interesting sites to take pictures of! We went about Ten Years ago, and had a wonderful time!

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We are hoping to travel about 500 miles east into Colorado this weekend to Bent's Fort, where they are going to have a Appreciation for Native American Heritage Day on Saturday. Looks like the weather will be really good, and we are hoping to have a great time. Hopefully there will be a lot of interesting sites to take pictures of! We went about Ten Years ago, and had a wonderful time!


Is it this Saturday the 20th. ????
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Yes, and here is a WEB address for more info:
https://www.nps.gov/beol/index.htm

price appears to be $5.oo.
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