After a 5:30 wake up, and an uneventful flight, we landed in Las Vegas, Nevada. HELP! I'M MELTING!!!! The temperature at the airport was a scorching 102 degrees! They say that it's a dry heat, but at that temperature it felt like we had entered an oven. We picked up our rental van, stopped for a case of wine (of course), and then headed to Zion, NP and the town of Springdale, Utah where we would be spending the next two nights. The three hour drive was quite uneventful. The scenery was quite bland, but became more colorful and beautiful the closer we came to our destination. En-route, the outside temperature showed 114 degrees, but as we entered a rain shower it fell to a much more comfortable 74. After checking into our lodging we headed out to dinner at the Switchback restaurant. The setting was quite lovely, but the extremely overpriced dinners were just okay. Exhausted, we headed back to our rooms and crashed.
The Cat Herder and his wife are a retired couple residing most of the year in Northeastern USA. Since retirement we have taken a liking to traveling, sometimes with a large group of our friends, other times with our long time friends and travel companions, John and Diane. The term "Cat herder and his wife" originated from our first Med cruise. There was a group of 12 on that trip, all retired. Watching us try to keep everyone on schedule and in the right place, one member stated it looked like herding cats. The name stuck. We plan on traveling until it becomes physically impossible or we... full info