Days Inn Benson
Travel Blogs from Benson
... basement, where the more pricey soiled doves did rtheir trade. The basement was also the location of the longest continuous poker game in history, damn game lasted over 8 years and something in the order of $10 million changed hands.
Last of all we went back up on the stage and examined the "black Mariah" hearse, whish is one of only a handful still in existence and worth over a million dollars. We turned out the lights and ...
... and it
was fantastic. It is a living cave and was only discovered a short time
ago….1974 and became a State Park in 1988. We were not allowed to take anything
into the cave….so no pictures. It was very humid…100% and about 76 degrees.
There are two tours, the Big Room and the Rotunda. We went into the Big Room
and will be back to see the Rotunda another time. The Big Room also served as a
bat delivery room and ...
... a long time volunteer at the museum named Marge. She was a former Air Force captain, and one of the crew leaders on a missile team back in the day. I was excited we were able to get on this tour, as first hand knowledge is difficult to beat.
We started out with a movie, explaining how the silo worked and why it was there. Being a history/technology buff, these are another thing I've read about for years...but never thought I'd ...
... until the little level mounted on the dash shows that you are level. Since we're leaving, you hit a button that says "all up"......and it runs them all up. After running up the jacks, the motorhome has a "slide", or a slide out room, which motors run in and out. Usually, while Laurie runs in the slide and puts all the things in the motorhome that will move around in a stable place, I deal with the outside stuff.
... 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of pristine cave passages. Hoping to protect the cave from vandalism,
they kept the location a secret for fourteen years, deciding that the
best way to preserve the cavern — which was near a freeway ...