The next day after the Grand Canyon was relatively uneventful. We made a few hours drive through Tuscon to get to Apache Junction. There was a KOA there we had picked out to stay at for the night, mostly because it had an outdoor swimming pool, although we ended up not swimming because I accidentally left Jake’s swimming trunks in Laughlin. :/
The next morning we intended to stop in Walmart in Benson, AZ and then to an RV park between Huachucha City and Tombstone. On our way out of Tuscon we passed by the Pima Air and Space Museum, which was on our list of things to see, but we forgot about it! We got to Benson, filled up on supplies, and decided to stay in Benson at the Butterfield RV Resort and go back to Tuscon to the museum in the morning.
The park in Benson was really nice, great facilities. This time we actually did go for a swim (thankfully the Benson store had two pairs of trunks available, one of which was Jake’s size!) before turning in for the night. Jake and I have been catching up on Breaking Bad, which is kind of funny since we’re in an RV in the Southwest US. Hehehe!
The park also had an actual observatory! They had a Meade LX200 GPS 16-inch telescope with an observatory dome. That night they had a “show”, which consisted of a nice older gentleman who volunteered to show visitors the stars. We saw open clusters, binary stars, nebulas (Orion nebula was one), the Andromeda galaxy, and Jupiter. You could see the rings on Jupiter and four of it’s moons. It was really, really, awesome.
We tried to go to a local restaurant called Megaly’s for dinner, but they close at 8pm. What the heck?! It was 8:30. The restaurant next door was open and I really wanted some Mexican food. So we went next door to Pablo’s. Mmmm, chicken tacos and fajitas!
The only downside to that RV park was the trains. It must be a very active train throughway because every single hour a train would come barreling through, honking it’s horn the whole way. I dreamed about trails all night, hehehe!
The next morning we went to the Pima Museum. They have the largest airplane graveyard in the world. They offer a bus tour of the Davis-Monthan AFB graveyard as well, which of course we did! We saw lots of different military planes at the AFB and at the museum, plus some really cool old commercial planes too.
We drove down Hwy 83 out of Tuscon, then Hwy 82 through Huachuca City, to the Tombstone Territories RV Park. Which is where we are now! It’s very secluded, and a pretty nicely laid out park. They kind of mislead their “wifi” advertising. Sure, it’s free, but in the rec building. That’s ok.
I got a couple of pics of the beautiful sunset just after we arrived.
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