Days Inn Benson
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... are gorgeous, we really like Arizona! We see dust storm warnings & see one off in the distance thankfully not on our route.
About 30 miles into Arizona, around Bowie we are back at 3796ft & see signs for Jerky, Wine, Pecans & Walnuts. Also see a truck with 2 signs; on left - "Passing Side" on right "Suicide"
Near Benson we see a mine & the landscape changes to rounded boulders of sandstone. It's ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
Now this was a great adventure with a whole lot of beauty.
The caverns were discovered in 1974, when cavers Gary Tenen and Randy Tufts found a narrow crack in the bottom of a sinkhole, and followed the source of warm, moist air toward what ended up being ...