Elephant Butte Inn
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... wild pigs so I stopped the truck and watched as they climbed the hill.After driving a few hours the road slowly flattened and I could go over 60 again. The mountains rolled into hills and flatter grasslands. I rolled into Truth or Consequences looking for gas on a whim. Had a late lunch since there are no places for food or gas in the mountains. I discovered that the town is a hot spring hot spot! Found a motel with a hot spring bath and spent the ...
... 8211; basically we were bored. At the Ranger station there was a bulletin board that held warnings about everything – rodents with the Plague, snakes that bite, squirrels that are aggressive, fish with DDT poisoning, and the lake itself is overcome with a blue algae that will kill you too. We rode out to check out the “primitive” camping (which means there is no electricity) and found the entire campground under about 3 feet ...
... br> We went today to see a ghost town called Lake Valley. This town had started because of a huge silver mine discovered in the area. The silver was mined our rather quickly, but then they found manganese, which was mined for use during WWI. After the war, the town dwindled and many people moved on. There was a fire that destroyed 3/4 of the buildings in town, supposedly set by a disgruntled drunk behind ...
We left Albuquerque this morning and drove to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. This town actually changed it's name from HOT SPRINGS to TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, because at that time there was a television show named Truth or Consequences, hosted by Ralph Edwards. Ralph visited the area and said if they would change the town's name he would give them advertising on his TV show. Well, they did, and they ...
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico ... how it got its name. The town was originally dubbed Hot Springs on account of the, well, hot springs that it sits on top of. The springs themselves churn through nearly 100 liters of water a second at around 110 degrees and make Truth or Consequences a popular place for retirees who benefit from healing spa treatments.
This changed when, in 1950 Ralph Edwards, the host ...