Monday, November 9, 2009

Touring South of Benson

After driving to Arizona from Kansas in six days, with the 26,000 pound motorhome, today was a day of relaxation.  Well sort of anyway.

In the middle of the night, my repaired sleep number bed mattress went flat at three AM, right on cue.  So I slept on the hard plywood board under the mattress.  There is a small pad in the mattress top, so I had some cushion but not much.  The sides of the mattress are made out of hard foam rubber, so you are kind of sleeping in a box of foam, with nothing underneath.

I couldn’t stand that too long, but managed to get the hose plugged back into the air mattress about 7.  That allowed for some sleep in the morning.

I went up town, and found a hardware store where I purchased some extra strength contact cement and attempted to re glue the hose into the mattress.  So tonight will be another test of glue strength.

We headed out in the afternoon for places South of Benson, and that meant Tombstone and Bisbee.  We’ve been all over Tombstone before, so we stopped at the one place we haven’t been before.

Boot Hill.

It’s just an old fashioned grave yard, with gift shops around it.  It does keep down any vandalism as the gift shop employees are right there.


The Clantons and McLaurys killed at the OK Corral shooting.


From there we went down to Bisbee.  We didn’t have any place in mind, but wandered around the downtown looking for some lunch. 

We happened on a sandwich shop and had a Turkey and Cheese and Avocado on Sour Dough.  It had lettuce, tomato, mayo and Dijon on it.  It hit the spot, but was tourist trap pricey.


We wandered a few stores, but came away empty handed.  The place is real artsy and has many jewelry and antique shops.  Its hard to use most of that stuff in the RV life. LOL


We run out of paid for nights here tomorrow, so we will have to make a decision about leaving or staying.  But perhaps tomorrow in the light of day the answer will come to us.

Retired Rod


  1. Looks like we may have brushed shoulders somewhere in the Bisbee area. We were there as well. Just out of curiosity....were you maybe wearing a dark colored shirt & were you in a grocery store around noon or 1 p.m.

  2. Your pics of Boot Hill in Tombstone brought back a few memories - we were there last year. Pretty nice views of the desert from that spot.

  3. Does this mean your sleep number is zero?

  4. Hey, howdy! Al from Bayfield tells us you are here in Benson for a few days. He thinks you are in our park, the Saguaro SKP park,. If so, pad on over to site #299 and give us a hello! Any friend of Al's is ... well, if you know Al....

  5. Hi there. I’m Stephanie and I work for Select Comfort’s online Customer Service team. I am sorry to hear that you are having issues with your Sleep Number bed. We are certainly happy to help you troubleshoot the issue and correct it. In this case, we will ask that you check the connections on the hose and air chamber for any cracks or damages. Once this has been done, please call our customer service number at 1-800-472-7185.


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