Where we live, we are denied the joys of launching pyrotechnics in front of our house. It's because we live so close to the wilderness that fireworks are verboten.
Too bad, because...well, fireworks.
We have some friends who love fireworks and they live in an area where it's all legal. And thankfully, they invite us along for the ride. Today our state celebrated not its statehood, but the date Mormon pioneers entered the valley back in 1847.
A few years ago the legislature eased restrictions on arial fireworks--Yay! And tonight we and our fellow state citizens celebrated by blowing stuff up. Happy Pioneer Day and God bless America!