Elephant Butte Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... but never made it – the town of Truth or Consequences (locals just call it T or C), but first we have a one nighter at Oliver Lee State Park near Alamogordo.
Oliver Lee State Park is really geared for serious hikers. The main attraction there is the Dog wash with runs up into the mountains there. It’s a hellish 10+ mile hike that is exposed and dangerous. We didn’t do that. What we did was a pleasant one mile nature trail ...
... the bars. As we drove in, we noticed a bank safe on one site, which was all that was left of the bank. There are several homes and business buildings left, along with a church and water towers for the train that came through. As I stepped out of the car quickly to take a picture of one of the buildings, I almost stepped on a 4' snake. I had been so mindful of rattlesnakes in the desert, and then for a moment ...
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 ...
... number 7 rated hamburger in the USA. Reviewed by GQ, New York Times, numerous travel publications, Sunset Mag, The Food Channel, ad infinitum. We partook. The Green Chili Burger. Good thing the wind stayed at our backs to push these fat little bellies down the road. Heaven knows we couldn't have done it with our own legs.
At one point we had to go crossways to the wind and it promptly tried it's best to push us completely off the bikes while we moved to the lowest gear ...