On February 18th, we would say goodbye to Tucson, heading to our next destination, Butterfield RV Resort in Benson, AZ for a five night stay. We had never stayed at this resort before but had driven through it during a previous stay at Kartchner State Park. Very nice, well maintained resort.
One of the attractions to staying at Butterfield was that they have an observatory which features a Meade LX-200 GPS 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, housed in a 15’ diameter electrically operated dome.
We signed up to go there on our first night but unfortunately didn’t stay because they couldn’t open up the dome due to high winds. Every other night during our stay, it was windy and/or overcast so we never had a chance to enjoy this wonderful amenity.
Now that we were all healthy, Jim & Joan drove from their new home in Tucson to Benson on Saturday so we could have lunch together at the Horseshoe Cafe and Bakery. Delicious Bacon Cheeseburger ($9.99). Always such fun seeing them!
Craving more saguaros, on Sunday, February 20th, we drove to Saguaro East and drove the loop road. Once again, being a Sunday and having been there before, the Visitor Center was very crowded so we didn’t bother stopping. We love both sections of the park but the loop road is probably our favorite drive.
More photos of our stay at Butterfield RV Resort and Saguaro National Park can be found here.
After breakfast, we drove to the Asarco Mineral Discovery Center & Mine Tours to take a tour but that will be covered in the next post!