BEST WESTERN PLUS Quail Hollow Inn
Travel Blogs from Benson
... all good fun, except I didn't get to shoot any guns.
Dinner was at "the Longhorn". Naturally I had bacon and eggs.
We went back to the Birdcage and did the ghost tour. Our guide took us all through the building. First into the gambling room and theatre. Balcony type cribs lined the walls. Who knows what kind of mischief blokes like Doc Holliday got up to in there.
Next we went up on the stage and then down ...
... It took
him a week to recover so we decided to stay another week here….so glad we did.
We have been to Queen Copper Mine in Bisbee (2/13/14). It is
a lateral mine and we went 1700 feet into the mine and learned a lot from our
guide who has been mining for over 21 years. It was dark and chilly. They
suited us up with a raincoat, hardhat and miners head lamp and off we went.
Karchner Caverns was our next destination ...
... milling about before our tour, taking notice of the signs all around the property that said "Watch for rattlesnakes". Good advice. One must be reminded that we are in the desert...and that's where rattlesnakes live.
We go in and register for the tour. I had reserved space for us on a special tour, only given once a week. The tour is led by a former "missileer", who staffed a silo just like the one we are to tour. Our tour ...
... tie the steering wheel in place. After this, we start with the motorhome stuff.
The motorhome has hydraulic jacks under it. It keeps the motorhome from bouncing about while you're living in it. They also serve to level the motorhome so all the appliances work well and you're not sleeping with your head downhill. The jacks are run from a central controller by the driver's seat. You run them down and ...
... construction of the Hoover Dam. Subsequent to the completion of this project, this area has become sought after and it has also placed / declared a ban on any form of gambling in this city. How odd is that? But not a bad place to get away to over a weekend because I can think that a week in Vegas can be hectic. Vegas also has the highest suicide rate in the US and the busiest although one of the smallest airports. And back to this morning... Arrive in ...