Where are we today ?
Our first winter in Arizona (2006) we stayed in Benson AZ for a week or 2, just love that area and took in a couple of local attractions. First on my list was to visit Tombstone and we went there with another couple we met. Tombstone is a fun place to visit but very commercialized.
|Suzie and Ginette|
|the cowboys walking the boardwalk|
Then after after cruising the shops, restaurants and saloons, watching a couple gunfights on the streets (they don't do that much anymore) we decided to go into Big Nose Kate's Saloon, excellent choice!
Lively music, cold beer, great food and a fun time we had!
|Big Nose Kate's|
|thats me RIP !|
2 bottles of whiskey
|Suzie has me at gun point here|
be good or else
Couple days later we headed north of Benson to Gammons Gulch . Now this is a real western movie set, That Jay Gammon himself built over many years. A lot of movies have been filmed here if you click his link you can read all about it if your care. Link is Gammons Gulch . This is not a commercialized tourist attraction.
We were the only 2 people there and Jay himself gave us a wonderful almost 3 hour tour of the place. It was amazing the work that he has done over 30 plus years. Was a small donation of I think about 5 dollars each. This is not a commercial enterprise, out houses to use. Pack food and drinks if you need he does not sell anything there.
Back here to New Hamburg, we have 4 showings on the house today, 11.30 am and 12 noon, so we went to her Dad's for lunch at Nithview. Was actually an excellent meal. Tomato juice, water coffee or tea, Cod loins, fresh mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, strawberries or carrot cake for desert, very tasty.
After lunch Suzie took here Dad to the hospital and I walked the indoor track again 3 miles. 36 laps, not exciting but better than nothing and still to cold and icy outside.
|of course the first place we see is the Saloon|
|Thats Jay himself telling us some great stories|
|Grand Hotel where he and his wife actually live|
The Duke(John Wayne) was actually there!
|again I got locked up|
guess I was bad again!
Then this afternoon 2 more showings of the house 4 pm and 6 pm. So at 5 we sneaked in the house made a grilled ham and cheese for Suzie and a bit of left overs for me.
And don't want to be here for the 6 pm showing so whipped over to EJ's in Baden (country Pub) 10 minutes away, have a cold one.
That was it, we done for now can go back home, finish blogging and watch the tube for a bit.
But then Suzie wanted a snack already, so we split this appetizer? Four pork schnitzel sliders supposed to be and appetizer. Well heck it was wonderful and filling, very reasonable too.
|this is an appy? wow it was a meal, very tasty|
Four showings today, 2 yesterday and so far 2 tomorrow. Yep we getting out, but are really more home bodies and prefer co cook, eat and drink at home.
Glad you took the time to stop on by again and hope you keeping warm wherever you are.
P. S. looks like we could be having a heat wave starting tomorrow! YAHOO!!!!
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this past Winter.