Benson, AZ. â€¢ The next stop was at the Escapee Park in Benson. Escapees (SKP) are an organization made up mostly of full time RVâ€™ers like my self. They have over 20 RV parks scattered from Washington State all along the south and north to TN and MO. While camped here I toured Fort Huachuca (waCHOOka) where the army has had a fort since the 1870â€™s. Today it is the home of the army Information Systems Command and the Army Intelligence Center. They have a couple of museums focused primarily on the history of the Fort during the Indian Wars.
South of the fort is the little Mexican town of Naco where I got brave and drove over the border to see. What a mistake, there was nothing to see or stop for and I got stuck at immigration and had to have my truck X-Rayed which took some time. This must be a big crossing point because the Border Patrol has a large presence here.
Tombstone is near here and I drove through this little town on the way to Bisbee which is a small mining town established thanks to a copper mine close by. This open pit mine is larger than the one in Ajo. The Mexican border town here is Agua Prieta and I got smart and walked across with no problems on my return. Just a couple of questions and I was through. Not worth the walk, just a rough town trying to survive.
Elks Lodges - 2
Escapees Parks - 1
Public RV Parks - 2
National Parks - 2