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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shady Dell and hiking

Bisbee and Benson, AZ

Our friend Scott back in NJ had told us about this RV park in Bisbee that is actually a motel type facility.  People can rent the rigs for overnight stays.  Yesterday we decided to take a ride to look at Shady Dell RV park.   There is also a VERY small diner on the property.   We timed our trip hoping to have lunch at Dot's Diner.

However, the diner was closed and no one else seemed to be around except one car of which we assumed the occupants were staying in one of the rigs.

Downtown Bisbee:

As Dot's Diner was not open, we decided to head to Pizza Hut over in Sierra Vista.  I called cousin Muriel and asked if she wanted to join us.   Sure she would!   A few days a week Muriel tends to a 20 month old, Oliver.   Apparently it was Oliver's nap time.  He fell asleep in her car, never woke as she carried him in to Pizza Hut and slept the entire time on the bench seat.   He only slightly woke when Len picked him up and put him back in Muriel's car.   Can not imagine our Abby or Charlotte sleeping through PIZZA TIME!

Earlier today we decided to again take the hike up into the hills behind the campground here in Benson.   It is a very steep climb starting only about 50 yards behind our site.  Looking down from the hill, this is the park.  We are the end unit second back on the right.

The path often runs along a ridge with steep drop offs on both sides.

A view from the path:

Engineers must have been at work on the trail.   This is one of a few very interesting structures.

Winds were kicking up in short blasts while we walked.  Now there are continuous winds with high gusts.  Our home is shaking and slide toppers flapping.  Thinking we will just stay tight.   Yikes, it's sure hard to get used to these winds.


Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

I love the Shady Dell RV park and diner.

Rick and Paulette said...

We saw the Shady Dell RV Park last year but it was kind of empty then too. Great pictures of the desert and Benson!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

Those hairless cats are sooooo cute in a naked, wrinkly animal way :)

I hate it when it's windy and the RV starts a rockin...what will the neigbors think?!?! LOL!

JOJO said...

The Shady Dell is one of my favorite spots and Dot's Dinner had the best food ever. It has been several years since I have been there. I sure do miss the place. They used to have RV spots but I heard they have done away with them. Might not have been such a great idea.
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