We have had a relaxing week here in Benson, but good things must eventually come to an end and that is tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow we are picking up stakes and moving down the interstate a few miles to Tucson. We are booked into Rincon County West RV Park until mid March, so today we will get the lawn chairs and BBQ all packed ready for an early start tomorrow. We have been told by one of the work campers that there is a group of 20 new RVs arriving on Monday. It is going to be a busy place here for the office staff as well as those escorting the new arrivals to their spots.
We haven’t really been busy. We have gone into town a couple of times, mostly to the ice cream shop we had discovered. We also drove around and had a look at another RV Resort in town but mostly we have just been relaxing in the sun. There is not that much to do in Benson.
I mentioned in my last post we were thinking on having Roast Turkey and all the fixin’s at the resort. They offer a supper menu most nights. We took that in and it was delicious as well. You really can’t go wrong with a huge plate of food, good company for only $5.00. We actually went a third time and had Chicken Enchiladas. We have never had them before so didn’t know what to expect. They were delicious, a little spicy, but delicious.
One afternoon I drove back to Kartchner Caverns State Park to do a little spelunking. I took in the Rotunda/Throne Room tour. The tour took about 90 minutes, with about 30 minutes going over the rules and a history of how the taverns were discovered and preserved before we went underground. It was quite interesting. It would have been really interesting if you were crazy about caves. Unfortunately, cameras were not permitted so, sorry, no pictures. Prior to my tour time I was able to visit the butterfly garden, there were no butterflies. I also took a tour around the gift shop as well as the Discovery Centre which was interesting. I wanted to get back to the Bat Cave Café to try their Prickly Pear Lemonade.
After the tavern tour I decided to take the 2 ½ mile Foothills Tour hike. This took me about 90 minutes to complete. After the first 15 minutes, I had seen enough rocks, cactus and brush to last a lifetime, but the scenery was amazing.
Well that rounds out our stay here. It is a very nice park. Very clean and the staff as well as those staying here are very friendly. If there were more things to do, we wouldn’t hesitate to return.
Next stop Tucson.