Doughnuts, you say?
Why are we wasting a web page on doughnuts?
Well, let me tell you. On our second morning in the southwest,
before we got on the road, the two profs had a hankering for a nice
doughnut to go with our coffee.
So did we look in the phone book to
see where the nearest doughnut shop was?
Did we ask at the front desk?
We did what any red-blooded resident of Earth does
in 2009, we Googled "Benson donuts." Well, it turned out that there
was a doughnut shop just on the other side of the interstate, and it
wasn't just any doughnut shop.
You see, not only can you find doughnut shops on
the web, you can find reviews of doughnut shops on the web,
and, sure enough, not only were there several reviews of this
just-on-the-other-side-of-the-interstate doughnut shop, but one
claimed that he had had the best cinnamon twist and apple
fritter that he had ever had in his whole life at this
doughnut shop. Now that's goin' some.
Well, that was all that the two profs had to hear
(read, actually), and off we went. After all, we've had many apple fritters and cinnamon twists in our times, and to find the
best ones ever, and to find them here in the proverbial
middle of nowhere...well...as I said, that's goin' some. Well
you know what? This guy was right! They WERE the best
apple fritter and cinnamon twist we had ever had. Nice and
crispy on the outside and soft as cotton candy on the inside.
So we had to take a picture of the doughnut shop.
We have only the one picture, and because we have
only one picture, we had to fill this page with something, and
that's why there's all this writing here at the top.
So when you're passing by Benson, Arizona on
interstate 10, be sure to get off at exit 304 and go about a block
south to Benson Donuts, right next to the Chevron station. In
fact, it's dwarfed by the Chevron station sign (and by the telephone
pole), but only in physical stature, not in moral stature nor in our hearts. Tell 'em "Lcspooky"