Friday, March 27, 2009

A week in Benson AZ, Day 4.

Friday, March, 27.
When last we were in Benson a couple years ago, while out for a drive we stumbled upon "Gammon's Gulch" a "ghost town/movie set".
We took a ride out there today to see what changes had been made since our last visit.
The owner "Jay Gammon" is quite a character and very entertaining.

He has buildings from all over the west that he has dismantled, moved to this sight and rebuilt.

There is even an old mock mining area with a millwright shop and lots of old equipment.

The place is chuck full of antiques and old cars.

There is a story to go with most of them and almost all of them run.

He claims that this old Model "A" truck is his everyday work truck.

He started up this old Dodge sedan and it ran like a clock.

If you are ever in the Benson AZ area, you owe it to your self to get out to "Gammon's Gulch" and take the tour.
The tour will cost you $7.00 per person and if you didn't enjoy it, it's free.
Gammon's is about 7.5 miles north of the town of Pomerene.
For more info here is a link to his web sight.
We went out to dinner with Sue and Jerry to the "Golden Corral" buffet in Sierra Vista. We were not impressed. They advertise a "Seafood Extravaganza". There was very little seafood offered and the quality was very low, think fish sticks and frozen shrimp. I didn't eat any of the seafood because when I got to the seafood line there wasn't any. I settled for rare steak mashed potatoes and gravy it wasn't to bad.

Round trip to Gammon,s Gulch = 16.6 miles
GPS for Gammon's Gulch
N32 06' 25.0" W110 18' 16.2" 3401 ft.

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