Travel Blogs from Benson, United States

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Minnesota In The 1880's, Benson, United States travel blog

Minnesota In The 1880's

A travel blog entry by fred.ropp

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Dear Nae,  This Minnesota country has turned out to be fascinating.  The history around here is much older that I had imagined.  Mimi's home was built in the year 1880!  It's foundation is build of field stone taken from the local ...

Las Vegas Bound, Benson, United States travel blog

Las Vegas Bound

A travel blog entry by azcelt

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Wifey and AZCelt worked a half of a day then headed home to all ready packed suitcases. They then loaded their Toyota and pointed the car North towards Sin City. The drive to Las Vegas always takes about seven hours. Once we maneuvered the Matrix ...

My Trek North, Benson, United States travel blog

My Trek North

A travel blog entry by fred.ropp

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Dear, Nae  After my stay at Yogaville, I decided I was ready to make the big trip "TURN AROUND"! My visit to the South has been much more than I ever dreamed.  All encounters opened as a beautiful flower. There were even miracles that followed, ...

Where's Waldo? (and Fred)  :-), Benson, United States travel blog

Where's Waldo? (and Fred) :-)

A travel blog entry by fred.ropp

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... feel a daily routine again.   Mimi had all the requirements to do just that!  She is selling her home here in Benson and is in the process of doing some necessary work.  She has several people very interested in the place; however, I ...

Kartchner Caverns: A trespassers dream!!, Benson, United States travel blog

Kartchner Caverns: A trespassers dream!!

A travel blog entry by winegalcj

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In the mid-70's when I was still in high school ditching class, two twenty-something guys roamed the Arizona desert looking for undiscovered caves. Two ordinary guys.  What started as basic trespassing ended up being one of the most important cave ...

benson,arizona, Benson, United States travel blog

benson,arizona

A travel blog entry by andrewbsheets

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Winds of change, Benson, United States travel blog

Winds of change

A travel blog entry by winegalcj

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This morning as I was having coffee it was obvious the weather was changing. Dark, thick clouds were forming and the wind was coming up.  Like Mary Poppins, I knew it was time to go.   I did my rounds of good-byes to all my fellow SoloTrekkers ...

Day 13 - Farewell to LA, Benson, United States travel blog

Day 13 - Farewell to LA

A travel blog entry by vcfighters

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Day 13 This is the day that I would say farewell to Los Angeles. Taylor didn't need to get to the station until later. That gave us some time to chant together. The plan was to drive for about 10 hours, get to El Paso, TX and rest it up, that way the ...

It's almost over..., Benson, United States travel blog

It's almost over...

A travel blog entry by deb93

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... against even the shortest hike which is 1,000+ feet down), we left earlier than anticipated and had a nice, leisurely drive to Benson. We stopped in Flagstaff and although we heard it was a really cute little town, we missed the 3 blocks that comprise ...

A cave, a fort and a tourist trap..., Benson, United States travel blog

A cave, a fort and a tourist trap...

A travel blog entry by thesairs

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Holy Smokes, 0600 sure does roll around early!!!  We had to be up, dressed and ready to go early this morning - not something that I do very often - thank goodness.  We left the campground and made the short drive to Kartchner Caverns State ...

Benson, Benson, United States travel blog

Benson

A travel blog entry by yvonne.stowe

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... ; Within a few miles we crossed the border to Arizona and travelled through Phoenix and Tuscon (without stopping!) and finally arrived at Benson where we decided we would stay two nights.  We found out in Australia that it becomes very tiring if you ...

Giddy up, cowboys!!  (Or SW Arizona....!), Benson, United States travel blog

Giddy up, cowboys!! (Or SW Arizona....!)

A travel blog entry by steppingout

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... do some star gazing than the clear, dark skies of Arizona.  After a little research, Carolyn found the Butterfield R.V. Resort in Benson, Arizona.  Not only did it have the usual amenities (pool,spa,etc.) but it also had an observatory with a ...

Vitamin D over dose, Benson, United States travel blog

Vitamin D over dose

A travel blog entry by jcsaharley03

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Had a wonderful time visiting with Mike and Marylou, Michael and Robert.  Hope you guys do well in your last weeks of school. Thank you again! Got up and was gassed and ready to go by 8AM.  Mike you gave great directions!  Loved route 8 ...

Kartchner Caverns, Benson, United States travel blog

Kartchner Caverns

A travel blog entry by peedeedog

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... the caverns does not give it justice, cameras are not allowed in the caverns so, I got theses off the internet to give you an idea.  This is a must see if your are ever in Benson, AZ Hope you enjoy this adventure with us. Until Later, Jim and Kathy ...

Mixed bag of a day, Benson, United States travel blog

Mixed bag of a day

A travel blog entry by muggeragem

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Well the day started with me putting the wind lining in my jacket as the temperature was a low of 27C and ended with a high of 37C and I was happy. Based on recommendations of a fellow biker I planned today and unfortunately two out of three places I ...

Caves, Benson, United States travel blog

Caves

A travel blog entry by greg-and-karen

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... our trips. After supper they came back to our motorhome and we spent the evening together. They had travelled from Indiana to Benson via Florida. .What a coincidence that they were in the same campground as us and that we had both decided to attend the ...

Benson, Arizona Camping Day #1, Benson, Arizona, United States travel blog

Benson, Arizona Camping Day #1

A travel blog entry by dgill

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... and desert.   Traveling is going fine. Stopping for Shona and lunch.  Steve's homemade soup hit the spot. We arrived in Benson around 3 pm. No rain and sunny. We got the campsite set up and enjoyed dinner as the sun went down.  We were the ...

Short trip over the state line..., Benson, United States travel blog

Short trip over the state line...

A travel blog entry by burrkc

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Well made it to Arizona, going to a western ghost town, Tombstone and visiting a few sights..Back to warm weather again... Nice mountains here too. Thanks for checking us out... And Rejean if Arice stays around here much longer he'll be your ...

It's a blustery weekend, Benson, United States travel blog

It's a blustery weekend

A travel blog entry by wmaxtman

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... gusts were noticeable especially on the highway going east.    We went to the Kartchner Cavern State Park 8 miles south of Benson. It has quite a story with it. In the 70's two college students were out spelunking and discovered a cave in the ...

In transition..............., Benson, United States travel blog

In transition...............

A travel blog entry by billhall

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... cables and hoses up and you're done. After this, we head down the road.  We're about 2.5-3 hours to our next destination, Benson, AZ.  This is a short hop for us considering the other hops we've made this trip.  We leave out of Silver City ...

Back to the late 1800s, Benson, United States travel blog

Back to the late 1800s

A travel blog entry by greg-and-karen

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We spent the day in Tombstone,about 40 km away from our campground. To get to Tombstone we drove through an area of largetrees and shrubs. I thought we had driven out of the desert but I found out later that the area has artesian wells, a rarity here. ...

Camping trip to Benson, Benson, United States travel blog

Camping trip to Benson

A travel blog entry by rogersusieq

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We took a weekend camping trip to Benson Arizona, also visited Kirchner ...

Still Desert, Benson, United States travel blog

Still Desert

A travel blog entry by jarm

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... caused to the area. I must admit  the colors of the quarry were magnificent with all shades of reds, browns and oranges. Day 3 leaving Benson Rise and shine by 6 am and we are #9 in line! We are at the park by 6:40....the gates are opened and we ...

Down the rabbit hole, Benson, United States travel blog

Down the rabbit hole

A travel blog entry by billhall

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... and equipment were explained in great detail.  If you're unaware, any launch/use of any nuclear device by the United States is only a retaliatory response.  U.S. policy is that we never shoot first...........we don't start fights, but we finish ...

Last stop before Casa Grande, Benson, United States travel blog

Last stop before Casa Grande

A travel blog entry by averynet

I felt the day a bit more today, probably from a mixture of aging and driving a 4th long day, which we rarely do. Excellent endless straight roads... After yesterday's pricy KOA Las Cruces at US$38.47/night (with a KOA card), this Good Sam/Passport ...

Well, that's a big hole in the ground!, Benson, United States travel blog

Well, that's a big hole in the ground!

A travel blog entry by mandypearce

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... or money to view. That was our opinion anyway. Guess I should have investigated that one a little more thoroughly beforehand. Arrived at Benson without any hassle - Quail Hollow Inn - typical Best Western - they are all starting to look the same. ...

Day 35, Benson, United States travel blog

Day 35

A travel blog entry by barbo1999

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... I think that was the best part of the campground.  Out on the road about 9:00 am.  We are going to Arizona...Benson is the destination of the the day.  Love being a tourist...we went to Tombstone...like all tourist should.  We arrived ...

Tombstone is OK Corral, Benson, United States travel blog

Tombstone is OK Corral

A travel blog entry by tdtingle

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We took a 22 mile run out to Tombstone. On the drive out and back we passed through the town of St. David, quite a nice little town with a catchy name. Tombstone was much as I expected, with numerous shops and saloons. The trolley tour was fun and we ...

Going South to Go North, Benson, United States travel blog

Going South to Go North

A travel blog entry by momadunc

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... to the east of the highway. This has been a large storm system!  We decided to check out the Escapees Park at Benson tonight.  We've heard a lot about it but not stopped when passing through this area.  It's located on the ...

Kids Day!, Benson, United States travel blog

Kids Day!

A travel blog entry by fred.ropp

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We invited Mimi's kids and their children out to the 1880 farm to claim anything that was left from the move.  They took lots of stuff away which means that we don't have to take it with us!!!!  I'll explain the scenes at each video. ...

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