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Wednesday, October 31 – Trip to Benson, AZ


On Monday 10/28 we packed up the boys and drove to Benson, AZ in the car. It was just under 3 hours driving time and the main purpose was to meet up with Ed and Marilyn (E&M) / Bob and Janet (B&J) on Monday to tour the area.

We went on Sunday so we could also spend time with Bob and Barb / Gary and Darlene.  We met these nice people when we worked at Amazon in the fall of 2011. We also saw Bob and Barb (B&B) when we attended the Escapades.

They are work camping at Cochise Terrace RV Resort. It was a nice place and really nice sites.

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We arrived about 11am and sat outside with our friends just enjoying the nice weather and the conversation.

Gary and Darlene have a Pekingese/Yorkie mix that was very cute. He came out to play with our Boys and after the 1st introduction they got along great!



After a while we went into town for some lunch. We decided on Horseshoe Café. The 6 of us enjoyed our lunch and lingered chatting.

After we left we went to check into the Motel 6 and called E&M. They said to come over to have happy hour with them. We went over to Kartchner Caverns State Park, which is where they were staying along with Bob and Janet,

It was so good to see them all again and we enjoyed just sitting outside having lots of laughs and conversation.

When we left there it was dark and we went back to Bob and Barbs and played cards with them.

They have a cat named Gypsy and Buddy wanted to play.


Bayer just sat under the table hoping we might drop some snacks.


We left there about 9:30 and went back to the motel and collapsed, we were tired.  The bed was very uncomfortable and neither of us slept good that night.

We met E&M and B&J at their campsite Tuesday morning at 9am. After Ed gave us one of his walkie talkie’s so we could communicate going down the road we followed E&M and B&J in Marilyn’s new car and headed out to Tombstone.

We walked around the town and took some pictures.



Ed made me take this one!

IMG_1544             After walking around we then drove over to Bisbee.


It was a cute little town that reminded me of Eureka Springs, AK.


We were all ready for lunch so we stopped in a little place that had home made soups, sandwiches, and baked goods.


Unfortunately, while eating her lunch Janet got a nose bleed and went outside. Bob went out to be with her and when we all came outside she was doing okay.

When went back towards Tombstone so we could see Boothill Graveyard


The boys couldn’t go into the graveyard so I stayed in the car. Jesse went with the others and took pictures.


We then went back to Kartchner State Park and sat outside for several hours. It seems there is never an end to the conversations the 6 of us can talk about.

We were back in our motel very tired puppies and humans. We brought back a bite to eat from KFC and watched a little TV and went to bed. The bed was still very uncomfortable but we slept a little better because we were just so tired.




Wednesday we got up and met everyone at the Horseshoe Café for breakfast. B&B, E&M and us. Janet had another nose bleed and had to go to the emergency room at 3am that morning. She is home now just tired and in some pain from the balloon they put in her nose to stop the bleeding.

The six of us had a good breakfast and the conversation was good. This was the first meeting for Bob and Barb and Ed and Marilyn but we all have many people we know in common.

After we all got hugs and Jesse and I went back to the motel to get the boys and pack up the car.

We had prearranged to stop at Lazydays in Tucson to look at a RV …. The rest of the story in the next blog!

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