Today we left our short term home at Benson, AZ. I say “home” because that’s what it felt like this past week at the Escapee Park. Not only did we have our own cozy site with personal porch and view of the lovely Dragoon Mountains, but we managed to meet several new (and old) RV buddies. In addition to those already mentioned in previous posts we hung out with Howard&Linda of RV Dreams, long-term blog readers Dave&Nancy, and even Lu&Terry (they were staying just around the corner and came over to sample our newly perfected Mojito Recipe and a sumptuous dinner).
Did I ever mention how socially active this lifestyle is?
By the way you birders out there should head over to PaintYourLandscape to see what Lu&Terry captured the other day. Even I’m impressed (and I’m not exactly much of a birder).
We’ve also been rather amazed at how much there is to see and do around Benson. As well as being a great central location to visit Kartchner Caverns and Tombstone, there’s Bisbee not far away, nearby Amerind Museum (a fabulous Native American Indian Museum), sleepy Wilcox and the stunning Dragoon Mountains (take Middlemarch Road from Hwy 80 just north of Tombstone ~10 miles east to the mountains…where there’s also some pretty neat boondocking sites by the way).
Oh, and if you’re looking for an $18 haircut with an experience to boot I highly recommend Benson local George or Georgio as he was once known (520-342-6748). He’s a personality and three halves who was once a high-flying Los Angeles Hairdresser for the rich and famous. That was before he got fed up “quit his job, left his Armani Suits and went “walk-about” in the desert”. Worth the trip just for the story, I tell ya!
Bye, bye Benson…we may well see ya again.