Yesterday we met Squawmama. Most of our fellow bloggers know Squawmama from her blog, Our Adventures with Tassie. (Click the highlighted phrase to be magically conveyed to her blog.) We learned that Donna and her husband Ralph were in Benson for a few days, seeing our area, and invited her to contact us. She did, we met for dinner at Palatiano’s, our local Italian / American restaurant, then adjourned to our place for dessert.
Donna and Ralph regaled us with stories of their travels, then burst into a hymn of angelic praise for Winnebago Industries and especially the service crew at Winnebago’s headquarters in Forest City, Iowa. Donna and Ralph have had some serious problems with some of their motorhomes, and the gang at Forest City bent over backwards to make everything right.
By the way, our experiences at Forest City, while our problems were not so drastic, have been just as positive. That is one reason why Winnebago did not suffer through this past economic situation as badly as many other RV manufacturers. Winnebago is one prime company,making prime motorhomes, then standing behind them with prime service.
After cake and coffee, Ralph and Donna made their way back to Cochise Terrace to be ready for their departure today.
Now about that Open Invitation. All of our readers are cordially invited to share the celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary later this year. Our family will be gathering here in Benson, and one of the items on the agenda will be a potluck dinner in the park’s clubhouse. Suzy and I will provide a basic meat item or two, and we ask everyone else to bring a dish to share. We’d be honored to have our blog readers come and celebrate with us.
Now, here’s the tough part. The anniversary celebration will be the week of August 1 – 9, Sunday to Sunday. Everybody has plans for the summer already, we understand, but we also know that many RVers carve their schedules and plans in Jell-O, so we hope some of you can see a way to join us.
Arizona is hot in summer, yes, but Benson is higher and not nearly as hot as Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Yuma, etc. We’ll probably be a little over 100 during the day, but the evenings cool down nicely in our desert, and the humidity is low.
Our park will have lots of open sites in August, and non-Escapees can register as our guests (although you still gotta pay the low daily rate of about $17 per day for full hookups). There may be an additional charge for electric usage.
As you think about your summer, please let us know if you can come, so we can have plenty of champagne ready for everyone. We’ll remind you every once in a while so you don’t forget!