It was the second week in February and our time in Texas had come to an end…..a rather reluctant end I might add. Al and I were pleasantly surprised with how much we enjoyed our stay in Texas and we’re already looking forward to returning next winter.
Although initially saddened to bid farewell to Texas, it isn’t long before the excitement of hitting the road and heading toward a new location takes over. I’m still not sure what came over us that we decided to travel from San Antonio, Texas, to Las Cruces, New Mexico, via one very long day, but that’s precisely what we did. We managed to put west Texas in the rear view mirror after a nine-hour, 600 mile travel day. Farewell Texas, until we meet again!
We settled into a nice RV Park in Las Cruces, New Mexico, for an overnight. The folks at Sunny Acres were super nice. We were given a roomy pull-thru site allowing us to keep the truck and 5th wheel connected and the bonus…..a brewery located just down the street within walking distance offering a nice meal and cool beverage after a very long day of travel. Yes, we would stay at Sunny Acres RV Park again.
We arrived in Benson, Arizona and quickly set up home for the week at a lovely Escapees RV Park. This was our first time staying at the SKP Saguaro RV Park and they just happened to be running a special for first timers; $50 for the entire week…..score!
This RV Park came highly recommended by friends and it definitely did not disappoint. There’s easy access to miles of desert hiking trails just behind the RV Park.
The sites are very well spaced and it’s convenient Benson location makes it a great base camp to explore southern Arizona. And to top things off the folks are ALL super friendly, engaging, and warm. This may become a regular stopping point for us as we travel between Arizona and Texas.
Valentine’s Day just happen to fall during the middle of our stay at the Escapees Saguaro RV Coop and we attended a Valentine’s Dinner hosted by park volunteers. Dinner; surf & turf – lobster and steak – followed by a delicious dessert of Bananas Foster, one of my all time faves. The food was outstanding and once again, we felt very welcomed. What a lovely evening and to top things off each gal was given a long-stemmed rose.
The next day Al and I were off to explore Tombstone and Bisbee………Update: We’re currently camped at Pleasant Harbor located northwest of the city of Phoenix, Arizona. I’m still in the process of recovering from the flu and continue to struggle with a lack of energy and persistent cough……but hey, no complaints as I didn’t end up in the hospital or pushing up daisy’s thus I consider myself lucky. So until I regain my strength we won’t be traveling, exploring, or hiking. I’ll enjoy my lovely view of Lake Pleasant and the gorgeous sunsets every evening while hanging in my lounge chair. Photos of those sunsets forthcoming!
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