Days Inn Benson
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... but a hawk guarding the nest. This is a Cooper ’s hawk and very pretty indeed. We walk about 2 miles down the canyon and then hitch a ride back down. Now I have been very lucky in not encountering our little slithering friends on this trip. Well on the way down who is blocking the road but a King snake. Just stretched right across getting a sun tan. Well out comes my camera and up go my feet (a natural reaction even though I’m inside the tram!). Apparently ...
... seen this before!
They insulate the water line really well
with an electrical strip heater!
Driving from NM to Arizona it's very flat & looks like an old lake bed. I thought we'd have some steep mountains to climb but it's so gradual you don't notice the elevation gain. At about mile 50 in NM heading west into Arizona we pass the Continental Divide sign, Elevation 4,595ft.
The views of the ...
... 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 ...
Today was not a big day. No problems, and our travels went fine, but it was a day in transit.
We got up at a reasonable time in Silver City. Moving from one place to another in the motorhome isn't as simple as hopping in a car. After getting up and having a bit to eat, we put the dolly on the motorhome, put the truck on the dolly, put running lights on the truck (they're held on with magnets), and use ratchet ...