Our four month stay in Yuma has flown by. We were on the road this morning by 7:30, having said all our good-byes yesterday. Leaving each spring is a bittersweet experience, hating to leave good friends, but looking forward to seeing family and old friends again.

One of the more scenic spots along I-10 is Texas Canyon, lying about 20 miles east of Benson. The scenic canyon is said to have gotten its name from a group of settlers traveling from Texas to the west coast. When their horses were stolen, they were forced to stop and settle in the canyon, naming it after their home state. There is now a rest stop located at the canyon.

We have stopped at Livestyle RV Resort for the night. There’s nothing special about the RV park, but it does boast an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a small gift shop and trading bookshelf.

Willcox is small. It’s claim to fame is being the hometown of Rex Allen.

Those of you under 60 are probably asking “who was Rex Allen?”, but his voice is no doubt familiar to all of you. In addition to being “Mr. Cowboy” in many of the western movies of the 50’s, his voice narrated over 150 Walt Disney characters throughout the years.

We have stopped in Willcox in order to hike the Chiricahuas tomorrow, just south of town.

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