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Mar 9, 2017 - No News is Good News?

Traveling I-8 to I-10 across Arizona is far from exciting, and the amenities are few and far between. We stopped in Tucson for lunch and decided we would go a little further since we had lost a day in Yuma. Our destination was Benson where we stayed at a very unexciting dirt park, with no cable or antenna reception. Since the satellite dish on our roof has been deemed out of date our entertainment for the evening was limited to our recorded programs. To explain, when we started out in the RV we had Direct TV. As we traveled we found that...

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Mar 15, 2016 - Benson, AZ

Mar. 13th - 15th. Drove to Benson, AZ and met up with Dave and Cara (Steward) at the Cochise Terrace RV Resort. They were in their new 43' RV. Definitely a home on wheels as opposed to our 'Stumpy'... :) But we are very happy and comfortable in Stumpy. While here the 4 of us checked out the Kartchner Caverns. Very interesting. Wonderful formations, it is still a living cave, and the only handicap accessible caverns in the world. It was great to be able to take Cara in with us. It is a National park and they are doing a wonderful job...

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Jan 27, 2015 - Benson

Monday, Jan. 25, 2015 We had a coupon for a week at the Escapees Park in Benson for $50.00 so that is where we went after Quartzite. It is a nice big park with many people from Wisconsin. I enjoyed the week playing games. I won the pool tournament and a few dollars playing poker. We visited Tombstone where we toured boot hill and had a good lunch at Big Nose Kates where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday stayed the night before the OK Corral shoot out. Then we checked out Bisbee and took the Queen Mine tour. The mine produced Billions of pounds of...

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Jan 12, 2014 - Benson, AZ

Sun, 12 Jan: Another tri-state day... The temperature dropped into the high thirties overnite and it got pretty cool in the coach. When we are boondocking we do not leave the heat on overnite to conserve our battery power. We do turn on the furnaces once we awaken, but the silent battle as to who gets out from under the warm covers to turn on the heat rages on and on. Sandi usually loses... That said, we did eventually get out of bed and prepare for the day. We've been boondocking for four days now, so we didn't have that much to do to...

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Dec 2, 2012 - Benson, Arizona

We were all up early in Yuma, and headed out for breakfast before heading out down the road. We waved good-bye to the Yuma crew, and headed for Tucson. It was a bit cool starting out, but warmed up quite nicely by noon. It was mid afternoon when we rode just past Tucson and pulled in to a hotel in a little town called Benson, Arizona.

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May 31, 2012 - On the Road At Last

After a hectic several days, we finally hit the road today. By the time we got the house put-to-bed for the summer yesterday, it was well into Phoenix's Rush Hour. Driving the Saab in Phoenix during mid-day is bad enough. Dragging our 5th wheel (total length of truck/RV = 48 feet) through heavy traffic seemed too daunting, so we went back to McDowell Mountain for the night. It was a good thing we did because (a) we realized that we had forgotten to pack a lot of stuff, (b) our "wonderful" RV couch collapsed after dinner, and (c) the FM...

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Maine Bound

Mar 27, 2012 - Headed Back to Texas

Well, we're on our way back to Texas. We left Buckeye mid morning & enjoyed a short, 3-hour drive through the desert to the Escapees Co-op park in Benson, AZ. We had good weather - not too hot - no wind. As you can see from our photos, the desert is beginning to bloom. We parked in dry camping & didn't unhitch for the 1 night stay. There was another trailer in dry camping - the wrecker was just dropping the trailer & leaving with the truck when we arrived. The fan came lose & went through the radiator so they had to be towed in & get the...

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Jan 29, 2012 - Week Seven--On the Road Again

Tuesday Jan 24 We depart from the comfortable confines (and extremely economical rates) of Patty and Dan’s RV park to continue our journey west to Californ-I-A. We make it an easy day by only going about 271 miles or 4 ½ hours plus an hour for gas and eat stops. West of the Pecos River, Texas starts to grow mountains—about 5,000- to 6,000-foot range and very pretty. I am surprised that they are so big but, then, what isn’t big in Texas? Of course they are not the Tetons or the Colorado Rockies, but still mountains. In fact, they actually...

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Scamperings

Jan 9, 2011 - Internet finally - well kind of

Finally an internet connection, so time to update. Jan 6 Uneventful drive from El Centro to Phoenix. Checked into our site and went to visit one of the guys on the car forum. Afterwards we went for dinner at one of Guy's Diners Drive-ins and Dives restaurants – Haus Murphy in Glendale. Jan 7 Took a drive towards Tuscon and checked out the Boyce Thompson State Park arboretum for a while. Many, many species of cactus on display. Then drove through the countyside. Still not warm enough to put the top down, though. On the way back, we stopped...

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Our travels

Dec 21, 2010 - OTRA - AZ - Benson

12/21/10 LEAVE TIME: 10:30 MILES: 87.8 Another sunny travel day for our trip to Benson, Arizona. WELCOME TO ARIZONA: 11:55 172.3 miles Our first new state!! Now we can add this one to our "travel map", a gift from the grandgirls a couple of years ago. Doesn't look too much different than NM or western TX but it is still so beautiful...so different than the green of the northeast, for sure! After missing one turn, we arrived at the San Pedro Resort Community at 2:05 p.m. (175 miles) after a 15-minute stop for diesel and to take Taco for a...

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Nov 8, 2010 - slowly across the southwest

We didn't leave Benson until nearly noon -- Ron is sick, the same stomach crud that Randy, Jaime, and I had earlier There is so much open space here, land not farmed, no ranches, just scrub brush and wilderness. It boggles the mind! In Las Cruces we drove by around 100,000 cows, just corral after corral, for several miles. I thought they were beef cattle, but Harry says they are dairy cows, all owned by the same family! Unbelievable! Ron says he is not eager to get back to the crowded interstates in the east -- it is much easier to merge...

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Homeward Bound

Sep 15, 2010 - Benson, AZ

Well, we made it. We are in Arizona. Not home yet, though. We stopped here overnight. Very nice resort. They have an Observatory next to the resort so that is where we are going tonight. I am so happy to have Texas behind us. 875 miles through Texas is way too much. Most of the time, you see nothing. El Paso was the only actually bustling town we went through today. Dianne made a great dinner tonight. Ted's contribution was the Sangria. Oh, we just heard the news. The humidity here is 16%. The last few days we suffered through 76-89%...

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