Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

We decided to turn right toward Big Bend rather than left to Carlsbad Caverns due to the extreme cold weather coming into the middle of Texas.  South sounded good to us.  We did not escape the cold completely but we did enjoy the Big Bend National Park.

It reminds me of a reverse Grand Canyon.

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Our time in Benson, Arizona

our site at Benson

our site at Benson

Our stay at Saguaro SKP CO-OP RV Park was enjoyable.  We came for a week and stayed for nearly three weeks!  We used this time for getting mail delivered twice, catching up on several put-off chores that needed to be dealt with and finally getting our slide working.

The weather has been perfect, however, if we had not felt so at home here, we would likely have moved on.  We met numerous full-timing experienced RVers who were kind enough to share their experiences.  We also met resident leasers of the park who were welcoming and helpful in giving us a tour of the facilities and familiarizing us to the various activities and location of facilities.

The RV Park is about 2-3 miles from Benson and seems quite natural and feels remote.  We heard coyotes, Javelinas, quail, and met various lizards and from a distance a rattlesnake.  The night sky comes alive with stars if the moon is a sliver.

The lots are leases and most have a casita although each is different (but do hold to an approved architectural standard). The park is beautifully landscaped by volunteer lease holders.

We enjoyed various activities which kept us busy nearly every day.  We felt that we met folks who will be our friends for a long time.

We participated in the daily happy hour, Monday dinners, Saturday breakfasts, Tuesday Bingo (we don’t do it any better than we did the slots in Laughlin), and the dances, concerts and parties.

We toured the surrounding area including Tucson’s Celtic Festival. The Sonora Desert Museum and visiting with family, the Chiricahua and Cochise Strongholds, and a brief drive through Tombstone, Bisbee and Sierra Vista. Yes, we like it here and plan to return.

Tucson Celtic Festival

We met with family and enjoyed the Celtic Festival in Tucson.  The music was wonderful, food delicious, the athletics impressive and we girls enjoyed the shopping.  A good time had by all!

Music was everywhere

Music was everywhere!

The Celtic Woman's Charm

The Celtic Woman’s Charm

One of our own decked out as a Nordsman

One of our own decked out as a Nordsman

Phil caught the sunset at just the right time for a stunning photo, see the featured image.