Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Walk Around the Block

Cochise Terrace
Benson, AZ

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.  

Turtle Safely......  

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