7.28.2010

PIONEER DAY

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In these parts, the 24th of July is almost as big as the 4th. In Utah, and the surrounding areas, the entrance of Brigham Young and the first Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley, over one hundred fifty years ago, is celebrated with parades, rodeos, and firework displays.
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(That was your history lesson for the day)
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We kicked off our own festivities with a visit to a new restaurant in town we've been wanting to try.
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Basically, they serve pizza toppings in a...

...warm...

...golden...

...soft...

...flaky...

...delectable goodness.

This may be over the top, but they really were heavenly.
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Stuffing my face.

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We even went back to get a dessert Bambino. We split a raspberry and cream cheese one with the same warm...

...soft...

...golden...

...flaky...

...delectible goodness.

*sigh*

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Anyway, we took our food to the park across the street to enjoy... .

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before taking the highway 15 minutes to the northeast...

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....to a town even smaller than Rexburg.

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But we wouldn't want to miss us a hog killin' time...

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...With the Wrangler wearin', sunburn sportin', RockStar energy drinkin' locals.

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Does that look tempting to anyone else?

I was referring to the wallet, by the way.

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Cow-a-bunga!

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Yee-haw!!
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Waiting for the next buckin' bronco.

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The roping and riding was great fun. Too bad it was too dark for pictures by the time the bull riding took place. Ironically, the only injury was a female barrel racer who got pinned between the fence and her horse.

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It looked horrible...the ambulance had to remove her from the arena...and as far as I know, a broken arm and leg were involved.

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Speaking of irony...Andrew chose the boring, uneventful barrel racing as the best time to get a snack at the concessions. He wasn't off the bleachers more than 15 seconds when the accident occurred. He missed the entire thing.

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As the sun sank lower in the sky, I couldn't get enough of those cowboy silhouettes.

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Romantic, Picturesque, and Dreamy...
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Illusory, Idealistic, and Quixotic...
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We love the rodeo.

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Later Mater,

Rachel

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1 comment:

Breanna said...

You have got me seriously contemplating driving to Rexburg for whatever you were eating. It sounds SO good. Plus, I am seriously missing Millhollow. Sounds like you had A LOT of fun!

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