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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hang’n in Benson

Rick Morgan

Why Benson you ask?

In December we joined Escapees because we wanted to switch our mail service from our daughter to a professional forwarding service. Also, we were planning on staying in Benson and knew they had a SKP Co-op there.



As it turns out the SKP Saguaro Co-op is running a terrific deal. For $50 you can stay a week, if you have never stayed there before. It’s hard to pass up…a huge full hookup site for $50. So, that is reason #1. Here is a review of the park from Wheelingit.


When we arrived we checked in to RVillage and learned that Nina and Paul were here. It was great seeing them again, getting a chance to catch-up, as well as, meet their friends Jil and Tom who are leaseholders in the park.

Benson itself is a rather hmmm… a quirky little town. It was founded in 1880 and its early history is tied to the Southern Pacific Railroad. Today, it remains an Amtrak stop. It has a dozen or more RV parks, an ACE Hardware and most importantly to many RVers, a Super Walmart.

But the real reason we are in Benson is to use it as a home base for exploring Cochise County. We had been through here last year and decided we wanted to come back and do more exploring. Cochise County has some amazing “old west” history and is home to places like Tombstone, Bisbee, Cochise Stronghold, Amerind Museum and Research Center, San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Coronado National Forest, Dragoon Mountains, Kartchner Caverns, Fort Bowie, and Chiricahaua National Monument.  So, you see there is plenty to keep us busy.  And busy we have been. Over the next few days we will blog about our trips to several of the key attractions in the area. Stay tuned…