Saturday, October 24, 2009

Days 3 and 4 in Las Vegas

What can I say? Yesterday at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary was amazing - and getting there was half the fun. We used mapquest and a Tom Tom to get us there - and Mapquest told us to go through Mount Zion National Park - which as it turns out, was not the fastest or easiest way to get to Best Friends - but it certainly was scenic. Climbing up the side of a mountain at 20 miles an hour was something that me and my travel mates - I don't think - we'll ever forget.

From Road Trip through Nevada, Arizona and Utah!
We certainly don't have mountains like these on the east coast of Canada - and I am certainly glad of that! haha! I'm also glad that I was the one doing the driving - I would NOT have liked to not be the one in control when we were going around most of the turns on those roads, let me tell you! It was hair raising!

From Trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah!!
But the sanctuary itself was way too much to talk about in just this one post - the 3 of us learned so much stuff, I'm going to have to just digest it and talk about it in future posts - especially after I get back and go through the photos I took and talk about them one by one - at the end of this post you can see the photo albums and go to my Picasa photo albums and look at the photos - but I'll talk about them in more detail once I get back - because there's a lot to talk about.

From No More Homeless Pets Conference - Day One
And of course today was the first day of the No More Homeless Pets Conference - and once again - I took in an absolute ton of information, which I'll be breaking down once I get home. I can't wait for days 2 and 3. I also can't wait to go to bed in about 15 minutes. That's going to be pretty sweet too.

Here's a slideshow of our trip to Best Friends -

A slideshow of the photos I took at the sanctuary -

A slideshow of the photos I took today -


  1. Joan!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wowsers! Now I am in full blown envy after seeing the pics from the Sanctuary!

    Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous! I cant wait to hear all about your tour etc. and your thoughts.

    So you went through Mt. Zion. Well atleast you got to see some of the local territory outside of desert!
    Zion can be so pretty as the light changes in the day and in the seasons. Although I prefer more lush natural settings. I get thirsty just thinking about Zion etc.

    Thanks for taking the time for the update...anxious to talk to you all when you get home! I hope Vegas is being more friendly to you than your first day!


  2. I second that! Can't wait to hear more. and Mt. Zion will go on our "trips to do" list - and I will do the driving. I know exactly what you mean needing to have control of the wheel.


  3. Sybil1:25 PM

    What an amazing time you're having Joan. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with us. Mt. Zion is amazing ! Safe travels.

  4. This is very cool. I can't wait to read more about the sanctuary. Vegas is a trip! I've got photos posted too when we were shooting my doc Where's My Goat? You can see here:

    Am I wrong - or does that black cat have a wild front tooth?
    Keep the posts coming.. and stay safe.