NOVEMBER 21, 2013.
Benson is a tiny town in Arizona near Bisbee andÂ Tombstone. There isn’t a lot to do in Benson, but we stayed there at the St. David RV Park so we would have easy driving access to the places we wanted to visit in the area. St. David is a Western Horizons Park and although certainly not fancy, it was more than just OK. There were two large fishing ponds right outside our RV door and the area is well shaded by established old trees. We saw stunning sunsets and sunrises, something that we’re learning is common throughout the state. Amenities included a large clubhouse, volleyball, small spa, basketball, shuffleboard, playground, picnic area, movies, horseshoes and heated outdoor swimming pools. We were so busy seeing the sights, however, that we didn’t have a chance to use these amenities. Oh, well.
The Park is 3,500 feet above sea level so we had colder nights than at other places so far in our Journey. In fact, on two or three nights the temperatures dipped at night to the high 20’s and we learned another thing about our “smart coach.” Without any attention from us, when the temperature approaches freezing, an automatic heating system is activated. This keeps the pipes and the other working parts warm until the temperature rises again. So, no worry about getting the coach ready for freezing weather. Just as with so many other functions, it just takes care of itself.