Safely Parked in Benson

Oh great now we have to worry about bicyclists falling from the sky!

On our way to dinner before we leave Austin, Monte makes a dry departure run with me in the Jeep so that I understand my exit route.  Good thing too, because my RV GPS attempts to make me do a U-turn over a Jersey barrier in the construction zone on our way out of Austin after our weekend visit.  Challenged only by the 17 mile stretch of narrow, twisty free for all through El Paso, we enjoy a pleasant drive west after escaping Austin’s maze. 


 We gain an hour heading into New Mexico (and MST).  Our early arrival in Las Cruces permits us to manage a quick Jeep ride out to White Sands National Park.  We cap off this excursion with a scrumptious Pizza/Sangria supper at Luna Rossa within walking distance of Hacienda, our luxurious RV park which features humongous campsites.  Our stop in Las Cruces turns out to be a treat in every way!

After attempting this sledless slide downhill, Michele spends 2 days trying to remove sand from places where sand does not belong!

Benson Adventures

Thanks a MILLION to Michele for making this odyssey fun with a successful ending! You are the greatest!!

With little ado, Michele and I check in at Benson on Wednesday afternoon as scheduled.  In spite of the many warning signs along this route, we manage to avoid any dire entanglements.  In fact the dwindling traffic headed westward makes my drive much more pleasant. 

Just in case our travels do not go as planned, Michele builds a couple of extra days into her plans.  Since her flight does not depart until Saturday afternoon, I am able to show her a few sights around Benson.  I am thrilled to do so as a small repayment of the huge gift she gives me by joining me on this trek across the southern US!  See the photos below for a recap of our outings.

Checking out the Sights



In Loving Memory

Stormy Weathers

About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

7 Replies to “Safely Parked in Benson”

  1. David Haines says: Reply

    How long are you in Benson

  2. jim Sandy dukeman says: Reply

    What a journey, we never went to White Sands and I wish we would have . Thanks for sharing it with us, almost like being there, Michele don’t feel bad about the sand I get the same darn thing just going to the beach in NC. YUKKKK Love dem mountains though:>)) Take care and keep em coming, thanks for letting us know where you guys are. GOD BLESS

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      White Sands is an unusual place – possibly the brightest sun I have ever seen. Love to you both!

  3. Glad you made it safely and had adventures along the way! So nice to meet Michele. Good friends are a blessing.

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      You are so right about good friends!! I am so blessed with them and so grateful for them (including you and Matt!!!)

  4. Deb Robbins says: Reply

    Loveee this post!!! Great pics Deb. Thanks for keeping us updated. So glad to see you both smiling!! ??

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Thank you!!

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