Weather...Warm and sunny! Gorgeous day, I was comfortable in a long sleeve shirt, vest and jeans. Low 60's probably.
You turn right directly after the sign and around the next bend is the sign for the Welcome Center. The next mile took me an eternity because I kept stopping and taking pictures. (surprise, surprise)
It's hard to know where to even start so I'll try to go in order. ;) My flight on US Air was great, I had actually never flown with them before. An entire exit row to myself so I can't ask for much more. I ended up upgrading to a small SUV for only $5 more a day once I got to the Avis counter. The Vegas airport wasn't what I expected and I found it a bit smelly IMO. I didn't even get out of the secured area before losing a dollar on the slots so I kept walking after that. I do like how there is just one rental bus to all of the car companies, plus they were constant so there was hardly any wait. I know, nobody cares about the airport, just get to the animals.
There looked to be a ton of construction along the strip, the parts I saw looked very nice and I was happy to see my hotel for next weekend as soon as the plane landed. I have to say that once I was past that I wasn't horribly impressed with Vegas, hopefully I'll get to see more later. The drive to Kanab was pretty easy even though I was worried at some of the cryptic directions. A little before St. George the scenary really was gorgeous so I started my, umm, talent of taking pictures while driving.About 3.5 hours into the drive I saw the first Best Friends sign so I was pretty excited. Once I got into Kanab I decided I had better stop for some food so I don't starve at the cottage. Loaded up with stuff for PB&Js, chips and Oreos (it's vacation, I can eat what I want) I headed out of town towards Angel Canyon. This was by far the best part of the drive so far.Finally I saw THE sign and I was there!
OK, it's an entire post without one picture of animals. Shameful, I know. Coming up next...the sanctuary tour and I pick up my first sleepover dog.