Category Archives: Arizona

NH to CA

This year we waited until after the Christmas and New Years holidays were over before heading south for the winter. So, on January 3 we left New Hampshire and headed south. But we did not dawdle. Winter Storm Grayson was … Continue reading

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Wilcox, Pie, and Sandhill Cranes

We left Tucson behind us today, beginning our trek east. After stopping in Benson one last time to visit with Bernie’s cousin, Cheri and Phil, we continued down Interstate 10. We are not looking forward to the next few days … Continue reading

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Madera Canyon

When it gets up over 80 we just cannot stay inside the RV without the air-conditioner running. But since we’re not hooked up to electricity that’s hard to do. We decided to drive down to Madera Canyon, south of where … Continue reading

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Saguaro National Park

Saguaro East–Rincon Mountain District Last month we visited Saguaro West–Tucson Mountain District and today we visited Saguaro East–Rincon Mountain District. Both are districts of the Saguaro National Park. One being on the west side of Tucson and the other on … Continue reading

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Back to Tucson With the Sniffles

We are hearing that with the rains the desert has had this year this should be a good spring for desert bloom compared to more recent years. We are hoping we get to see some of it before we head … Continue reading

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Patagonia and Tubac

It’s good to be home. After a day of recuperation and resting from our adventure of the last few weeks we were ready to explore a little more locally. Patagonia Lake State Park is an oasis in the rolling hills … Continue reading

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The Train! The Train!

The train arrived right on time this morning at the Benson stop, at exactly 8:15 as scheduled. There were about a dozen passengers boarding with us but nobody got off the train at this stop. We are in Superliner #32091 which … Continue reading

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Amtrak Adventure!

America’s Railroad. On Saturday we will be “riding the rails” from Benson, Arizona, to Boston, Massachusetts. It will be  3,135  miles, and should take four days on two separate trains:  the Texas Eagle from Benson to Chicago, and Lake Shore … Continue reading

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Return to Tombstone

I know it’s been a while since my last blog post, but we’ve just been chillin’ around the RV park and not doing much interesting. This weekend is Tombstone’s Vigilante Days. Since it’s only about 22 miles from where we … Continue reading

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The Town Too Tough To Die

Another warm sunny day! We went for a walk in the desert behind the RV park again this morning. We went farther than we did before and found a few more of those rock arches like we saw last time. … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Bisbee

Copper mining was the big draw in Bisbee beginning in the late 1880’s until 1975, when the mine closed.  It used to be known as the “Queen of the Copper Camps.” We took the Queen Mine Tour today. The temperature … Continue reading

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What a Nice Day

BEAUTIFUL day today! So we didn’t do anything. OK, well, we did go for a few walks. The land behind the RV park we are in has hiking trails going off in all kinds of directions. We went to see … Continue reading

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Ramsey Canyon Preserve

The rain has finally ended and the sun is out. We spent a good part of yesterday visiting relatives and today we were able to venture out. Our plan was to visit Fort Huachuca near the city of Sierra Vista. … Continue reading

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Rain Rain Rain

Writing a daily post is difficult when all it does is rain and the highlight of our day is a trip to the grocery store. But here’s a tidbit. Benson is a small town, about 5,000 people. There is a … Continue reading

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Goodbye Tucson, Hello Benson

We don’t usually stay anywhere more than a week but we just spent the last 19 days in Tucson.  A record for us! We really enjoyed our time there and the next time we are in this part of the … Continue reading

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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

The Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway is one of the most scenic drives in southeastern Arizona. That’s a fact. We drove up it today and saw it for ourselves. It was a cloudy day, but the next few days are going … Continue reading

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John Dillinger Days

An annual weekend event at the Hotel Congress in Tucson, Arizona, commemorates the capture of Public Enemy No. 1, John Dillinger. He and some of his gang were captured in Tucson in 1934, 81 years ago. The side street between Hotel … Continue reading

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Pecans and Copper

Hmm…what to do today? We just got in the car and started driving, going south this time, just to see what’s out there. About 15 miles south of here we begin seeing pecan orchards….miles and miles of pecan orchards. Then we … Continue reading

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Sabino Canyon

There seems to be no end to the things to do in Tucson. This time we chose to see Sabino Canyon. This is a desert canyon with some beautiful views and loads of hiking trails. Bernie’s America the Beautiful pass … Continue reading

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Pima Air and Space Museum

The Pima Air & Space Museum was on our agenda for today. We have been here before but thought we’d go have another look. They have indoor hangar space the size of four football fields plus 150+ outdoor planes. You … Continue reading

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