Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Ahhhh - Benson, AZ - TT

Sunday - A moving day today. A long, stressful trip of almost a ½ mile. We are now at an Encore park just down the road from the SKP park for the next week and a half or so and the hot tub is one of the best features of the park. This park is included in our TT membership and we’ve been here maybe half a dozen times. 

I think that this may be the first time we’ve been here in January and it is definitely more crowded. It’s 59°F right now (4pm) so I figured that I should check out the hot tub before the temperature really drops. The sites here in the “TT section” are more cramped than many of the other sites. But it’s 50amp, full hookups and the price is right. 

Monday - Another cold night. I heard a statement this morning "This is not what I signed up for!!". I don't know what the correct number of exclamation points is. It was partly sunny by mid-morning, and the high temperature for today will only be 43°F. We'll see if that's warm enough for the hot tub...

I'll be doing a couple of test sessions today. That's about the only time I dig out the laptop these days. Occasionally, I think that I need to replace the laptop since, at six years old, it is no longer supported by Apple for OS versions. But it runs fine and has 16GB memory, dual-core 3.3GHz I7, and a terabyte of SSD. I did install the newest OS by using a hack but the disadvantage is that for every update, I need to do another re-install. A real hassle when on cellular data.

Later - Around 12:30 or so, I figured that it wasn’t going to warm up any more so I headed for the hot tub. It was wonderful and, not surprisingly, I was the only one there. It was a breezy 42°F with scattered sunshine.

Tuesday - The overnight low was 19°F. Pretty cold. The water faucet was frozen but was flowing again by 9:30. Another early afternoon visit to the hot tub. At 47°F, I figured that it wasn’t going to get much warmer. It was very relaxing…

Wednesday - Another quiet afternoon. It’s 53°F, sunny, and very little wind. So we are sitting outside for a change. I did put away the awning as there has been winds gusting to 30mph every afternoon since we arrived in Benson. And the forecast is for more of the same just about every afternoon.