TripAdvisor Reviews Astronomers Inn Benson
Travel Blogs from Benson
... Some of the villagers who were dressed up came in to have dinner so this just added to the atmosphere. The food was good and the service pleasant. However, it is time to head back for the evening.
Time for a shower and some down time.
Today we go check out the park. There are many trails here, so off we go with my camera in hand. We head down to the Discovery Center. There is a class trip with about 20 children but I think they ...
Visited the amazing Karchner Caverns this am. Discovered in the late 1980's, they only became open for visitation in the 90's. Unfortunately, no photography is allowed in the caverns. Visited Biosphere 2 , north of Tuczon, AZ in the aft. From a natural wonder in the am to a man made wonder in the ...
... of an 86,000 year old Shasta ground sloth, a 36,000 year old horse, and an 11,000 year old bear, as well as lots of smaller creatures like rabbits, snakes & a coyote. a ringtail, and many species of rodents.
The big question remains - how did the sloth get into the caves & why? Finding the horses skull kinda blows the theory that horses where introduced here by the Spanish in the early 1500's. ...
... br> and raids, treaties formed and broken, Cochise and Geronimo roaming these grounds,
the cavalry protecting those making their way west and stage coaches delivering
mail from St Louis to San Francisco went
through there. Boy, we have life so easy now! After we walked the ruins of the
1st and 2nd Fort Bowie sites we decided to take a
different trail back……straight up a ridge of a mountain so we could ...
... things like that. We are in the art business, so we know what we call buy/sell when we see it. There were several real artists who produced the work they sold, or galleries with real artist produced work....so it wasn't totally devoid of merit.
When done in Tubac, we headed back to the motorhome and the RV resort we're staying at. We took a few pictures on the side of the road with monster saguaro cactus, and returned to the RV ...