From time to time, GVARC organizes a road trip to some location of significance to our region. This has included trips to the Amazon Distribution Center, Amerind, Mt Hopkins, Gaslight Theater, Franklin Car Museum, U of A Mirror Lab, Arizona Folklore and Official State Balladeer of the state of Arizona, DeGrazia, Gammons Gulch, Sabino Canyon and many, many other locations. AND we always stop for lunch.
Our Next Driveout...
GVARC has a drive out scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28 to Anderson Painting Co. in Tucson at 10 a.m.
Anderson Paint is a powder-coat paint co. This paint is used for outdoor furniture, home dec and other uses requiring durability.
The tour will meet at Joyner GV Library auxiliary lot at 9 a.m. for carpooling and directions. We will leave at 9:15. The tour will last 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Lunch will follow at Cora's Cafe on Park Ave. in Tucson.
If you have signed up and will not be meeting us at the library, please let me know so we do not wait for you.
Use the form to sign up below or call Linda.
Let Linda know if you plan to attend these Driveouts
Here are a few photos from the Van Gogh Exhibit in Tucson driveout a few of us took on September 14th.
Photos by Camille Short.:
On September 2nd, 17 members and guests drove to Sabino Canyon to enjoy the Shuttle Ride to Turnout 9. The Moon did not rise until we returned to the base shortly after 8:40 pm. Our driver did a great job of navigating the narrow bridges and Camille Short captured many participants, including the Rattlesnake which we had to wait for as it crossed the road in front of us. She did not capture the Skunk running in front of the Shuttle nor the Tarantula which move to the other side of the road, away from the Rattler.
A good time was had by all and Cathy Tewksbury did a great job of getting off of to Sabino Canyon and on the Tram!
Photos by Camille Short & Sharon Smith
Photos from our March Trip to Barleens
On the prettiest day last week, 9 members drove to Tucson to ride the Sunlink tram through downtown Tucson and to 4th Avenue. Lunch at Caruso's Italian Restaurant was great. We rode the tram thru the edge of the University campus to the end of the line, then reversed and returned to the parking lot and home
Upcoming driveouts may include Equine Voices Rescue Facility in April and Sabino Canyon by Moonlight in May.
Interested? Let me know.
Six members braved the breezes to see Mescal Movie Studio where the movies "Tombstone", The Quick and the Dead", "Winchester 73", "Monte Walsh", "Outlaw Josie Wales" and others were filmed. "Hold on to your hat" being the operative word, we heard the history of the various buildings and saw the progress bring made to restore the set to a more usable condition.
Lunch followed at the Horseshoe Cafe in Benson.
It is hard to imagine the size of the equipment we saw as twelve members and guests enjoyed a tour of the Komatsu Proving ground near Sahuarita. Jim McCreery, a Komatsu diesel mechanic, drove us through the grounds as we viewed the machinery and heard the statistics on weight, bucket size, etc. We saw the ramps where equipment is tested as well as the electric truck and the overhead charging structure under development. We had a spectacular view over into the nearby copper mine.
Lunch followed at Pub 1922 in Sahuarita.
Linda has a few options for driveouts.
Which of the following Driveout suggestions are you interest in????