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Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Our drive here takes us through some very different landscapes. We start off with very flat, very dry land with low scrub vegetation. We head through the Lincoln National Forest and through the Sacramento Mountains where the Mescalero Indian Reserve is. These are the Apache Indians. This landscape is very pretty with tall pines, mountains and a huge rain storm. As we head toward Las Cruces we see vast orchards of pecan trees. This is ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...