Hit the road and you never know what you will see.
At Butterfield RV Resort in Benson, AZ, the clear desert sky allowed a brilliant view of stars, planets and moons through its observatory. That’s right, a real observatory at an RV park! Eight of us took turns at the telescope as a knowledgeable guide opened the roof and directed the lens via a handheld remote. (The place is also an exceptionally friendly and comfy park, next time you are in Benson.)
Just along Highway 80 a bit beyond Tombstone, we found Bisbee, an old mining town built in a narrow valley. As we walked around the place, there were tall sets of stairs at every turn. A sign said there were 1,000 of them. In a place where minerals brought notoriety, stairs are another claim to fame! We did not climb them all to verify.
Bisbee is a fun place to visit. I have climbed many of those stairs!
We stayed at Butterfield this year and last. We loved looking at the stars through the telescope last year. Unfortunately, rain and wind prevented a return experience this year. Bisbee is so cool. Would love to return some day.