Mods, feel free to move this to non-vegas TR section if necessary. First part of the trip is Zion and Vegas portion of the trip starts on 6/23. Wasn’t planning on doing a trip report for this trip bit figured what the heck. Won’t be live but will try to provide some recaps a day or two later. I love reading trip reports on here; get a lot of useful info and I wanted to hopefully provide useful tidbits to inquiring minds. 4 people on this trip .. me, wife, 4 year old and grandpa. Wife and I used to do vegas quite often before child arrived on the scene. I still go a few times a year with buddies and once junior is ok to stay with others a few nights in a row, wife and i will resume our vegas trips together. Always wanted to try Zion and saw some good reports on this site about Zion. Flight from Fort Lauderdale to Vegas on Southwest. A List due to credit card spend and scored A18-21 boarding spots. No problems with flights. Had a short layover in Kansas City. I don’t want to offend any people who enjoy that airport but I felt Havana and Lima, Peru airports would more comfortable. Very cramped waiting and walking areas in Kansas City. Few food options. Not enough seating near gate. Employees were friendly though and I read they are building a new terminal. But again, it was short layover so no big deal … just wouldnt want to be stuck there for an extended period of time. Had A27-30 for Kansas City to Vegas. Grandpa scored exit row. Flights uneventful and we landed on time. Booked Budget rental car thru Costco many months ago. Toyota Rav4 for less than $400. No issues at all picking up the rental car at noon on a Saturday. A welcome change from my last two trips in Sep 2020 and Feb 2021. There were plenty of cars and my name and spot number were on the Budget Fastbreak board outside. Yay!! Avis line inside had about 15-20 people and Budget line looked to have less than 10 people. Oh, hardly any wait for the rental car shuttle. Everything seems to be running efficiently again but maybe I just had lucky timing.