Friday morning I got up at five-thirty, and then drove with my dad for six hours all the way to Kanab. My seventeenth birthday is in a couple weeks and it has become imperative that I procure my license before the beginning of my senior year of high school. Unfortunately I still had about fifteen hours left before Saturday so my dad and I went on a road trip to the Best Friends animal shelter for a visit. Best Friends is a humane society situated on a 32,000-acre (that’s not a typo) piece of land in the beautiful Angel Canyon of Kanab Utah. Any given day they house 1500-2000 animals in their up-to date and spacious facilities. Being well staffed with several full time veterinarians, countless interns and over 500 others on payroll (not to mention the thousands of volunteers that flood in year-long) most of the many animal that live there have unique and difficult physical or psychological difficulties. They are helped through them and then found forever homes. It is the largest no-kill shelter in the country and people from all over the world come to their workshops and seminars to learn how to improve their own shelters and animal care units. Having gotten our own kitty from a shelter is was great to tour the place on Saturday and see the best of the best.
After getting back to our motel we both crashed for a couple hours and then went to dinner at one of the many cowboys-&-Indians-themed restaurants in the small town. This morning we got back in the car and I drove the six hours to be back home in time for sacrament meeting to see Daniel pass the sacrament for the first time. It was tiring but I only have a couple hours of driving left now and I am comfortable passing semi trucks going 85 mph on the high way. Something my mom still hasn’t gotten used to. :)