I spent most of the morning frustrated with the satellite. It would work fine and then I got a 771 error then it went to a 775 and 776 and then it would work again. I put my rack I made out of a metal mesh drawer dividers under the receiver. I wanted something to give air flow to the Genie receiver. I finally ended up changing the coax and it's worked fine ever since then. Of course, the coax cable is 50 feet long instead of the 3 feet I needed.
We hadn't planned on doing anything today until dinner with the King's but I needed to pick up a couple of things at Walmart.
There was a small museum in town I thought we could check out. Next to the museum there was a little farmer's market going strong. We decided to walk through it before the museum.
Everyone was very friendly and it was nice to see some of the crafts people made.
I have to say I left the camera in the truck so I didn't get any photos until we were leaving town.
The San Pedro Valley Arts and Historical Society had a small historic building but everything was labelled well and the docent was very informative.
He told us they have 70 volunteers that work there. I was very surprised they are so active for such a small town.
This photo didn't come out well, but this mural was very well done.
We were surprised that the Greyhound Depot was also the Benson Information office.
What a wealth of knowledge the employees have! The lady there was telling us about the Apache Powder Company. They made dynamite from 1920 to 1983. This is where they made nitroglycerin. I had no idea pecans were used in the process. I wish I had taken the camera with me. There was an Angel Buggie where the nitro was pushed in a cart down a track to the dynamite building. If you hit a bump, you became an angel immediately. There were 8 angels that lost their life doing that job. Today the Apache Powder Company makes fertilizer.
I love walking the streets of these old interesting towns.
Before we knew it, it was just about time to go the King's for dinner. It was a wonderful meal. Frank made a pork loin on the grill. Gloria had potatoes, rolls, spinach salad, asparagus and apple sauce.
It was a great evening and I don't think one world problem got solved.
We left before it got dark, as it does cool off when the sun goes down.