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TripAdvisor Reviews Gila House Hotel / Gallery 400 Silver City
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... safest place during an "electrical" storm, and I was hell bound for safety. Chuck refused to follow--remaining behind to enjoy what he called "the cool light show" (too much Boone's Farm that night, folks). I scurried to the car and hopped in! No sooner had I shut the door than I watched as the wind blew our Coleman camp stove from one end of the table to the other! A pot lid was tossed through the air like a Frisbee, and the ...
... tame compared to some we've experienced on the trip so far.
The 185 took us past Las Cruces, to the east lies the White Sands Missile Testing Range, where the first atomic bomb was exploded. We then turned onto Highway 152, which took us on a spectacular road through the Gila National Forest, the road winding all the way up to a summit some 2500 metres above sea level.
... my trusty Gas Buddy app on my phone and found the cheapest place for diesel I could find, a Shell station in Tucson. It was a few miles off the I-10 but I thought it would be worth the detour since it was about 20 cents a gallon less than most places. We got off and pulled in only to find that all the pump handles had plastic bags on them. What the %$#@!! Cheryl headed to the booth and found out that their computer system went down so they couldn't pump ...
... this was good for them, but not for me!
It was a beautiful drive through the back roads. Doris was able to take some good photos. We arrived in Silver City at 7PM.
The sunset was like none I've ever seen! We were up on a hill and the sun set all around us. Pictures did not do it justice!
... We closed out our visit with a walk through the military cemetery.
I like going through grocery stores, as it teaches you a lot about where you are visiting. Cemeteries tell you about who lived there and who they were. It's small stones with blurbs about who the people were. So many were simple people who were thrust into extraordinary circumstances.....and became part of history. Some went on to have families and lives, ...