Off to an early start, we headed north on the road to Las Vegas, where we had a brief stop to visit a friend, then connect with Interstate 15 and head for Cedar City, Utah. The country is beautiful and as we approach Cedar City, the mountains are green and welcoming. On our drive, we passed through the gorgeous Virgin River Gorge and the red rock country of both Arizona and Utah. Our day's journey ended in Beaver, UT, located between Cedar City and Salt Lake City. Charlie spent most of the drive in Kathy's lap, alternating between sleeping and checking out the views.