As we were waiting for our connecting flight from Denver yesterday, our son-in-law texted this photo of our car’s outdoor temperature reading with the message “Welcome Home.”
If you can't read that, it says "104F." When the plane landed at 8:30 it had cooled off to 102. Like they say, it’s a dry heat.
Today we are celebrating “Pioneer Day," a state holiday commemorating the arrival of the Mormon pioneers. As the story goes, on July 24, 1847, Mormon leader Brigham Young (who was ill with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) peeked out of the wagon in which he was riding, got a glimpse of the Salt Lake Valley, and said something along the lines of ‘This is the place.”
A few years ago I first heard someone jokingly call the celebration “Pie and Beer Day."