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... see "The thing" we didn't venture to see if but Charlie got very excited at the thought of owning some moccasins - you can now read his seperate blog on tumblr http://charlietourer.tumblr.com/
The most interesting bit was when we crossed the New Mexico border and had to move our watches forward 1 hour - that felt strange . Arrived at Truth or Consequences 1 hour later than ...
... cliff. The river carved the caves out ages ago and native people have been using the caves for thousands of years. The walls were added by a group that stayed in the fertile river valley for thirty years hunting and farming corn, beans and squash. The place still has thick soot deposits on the ceiling from over 700 years ago. So interesting standing in the dwellings where ancient people lived their lives.Headed out of the mountains to start heading ...
En route through Hatch, New Mexico, we stop at Gilly's Hatch Valley Chile Company. Hatch is the chile capital of the USA with lots of roadside stands, fields of chile being harvested, and chiles lying out in the sun to dry. Many are made up into wreaths, and hangings.
We bought some fresh roasted and peeled, green chiles for cooking and they gave me a sample. Zippy ...
... still there today. I don’t think either fellas were popular with folks in these parts as Frenchy was shot with his own rifle (the town magistrate said it must’ve been suicide) and Oliver Lee was murdered with no trace of his perpetrator (no real lookin for him either). Why the great state of New Mexico would build a park around them two, I just can’t say, but it might be a warning of some kind. We slept well, woke to a beautiful ...
... 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 ...