On the Road Again (Finally!) – (Benson, AZ)

Around mid-day on Monday, we said our goodbyes to my mom, stepdad Jim, brother Steve & Cheryl and headed south on I-10 towards Tucson after hooking up the Silverado.  For those of you wondering about our little dog “Coach”… well, we also said goodbye to him since mom stole (er, I mean adopted) him.  He’s quite happy in the air  conditioning at the “dirt farm” and really likes all his chicken “friends” 🙂

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After traveling about 120 miles, we decided to stay overnight at the Escapees Park in Benson, AZ.  We paid $22.31 for one night with full hookups.  Electricity is metered and ended up costing us an additional $4.21 at checkout.  We’ve stayed at the SKP Saguaro Co-op before back in April 2015. Click HERE for that posting.  This is a nice jumping off spot for anyone wanting to visit Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone, or Bisbee AZ.  Click on the active links to check out my previous posts on those local attractions.

Our site at the Escapee (SKP) Saguaro Co-op Park in Benson, AZ.

Not a whole lot has changed here since our week-long stay last year.  Although, we did notice a new covered pavilion had been built inside the cactus garden on the west side of the park and also a pretty cool looking water fountain outside the community building (below).


We had a nice evening stroll around the park under slightly overcast skies.  It’s definitely much cooler here than back at Casa Grande where we’ve had a week of scorching hot temperatures.  As a matter of fact we even drove through a brief micro-burst rain storm just after Tucson… the first rain we’ve seen in months.  Just enough rain to get the Urban Escape Vehicle all dirty 🙁

We made plans to visit an old Army buddy in Las Cruces, NM tomorrow.  So check back for a new travel update coming soon…