Desert View Inn
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... was no money to shore it up, so she said it was just a matter of time before if caved in. A worker had tried to repair the ceiling inside and as he pulled down some boards he realized they had put about a foot of dirt on top of the ceiling for insulation. Of course, the weight of the dirt had caused the ceiling to fail. The one room school was very similar to the one I went to through 8th grade, except ...
... things in town, including a park, named after him. Well, his show didn't last, and business fell off and the town dwindled. The "15 minutes of fame" was not worth the long term effect on the town. It still has the hot springs, but tourism is not what it was before the name change.
We found an RV park 5 miles from the interstate out in the middle of nowhere.
It was quiet like I had never ...
... s Day, 1950.To this day, the town holds a yearly festival during the first weekend of May celebrating Ralph Edwards and the name change. Edwards himself officiated at the festival every year until he was physically incapable, and has a park, auditorium, and even his own day named after him in town.
When you think of a "desert town", TorC comes to mind. Lots of desert, desert shrub, free range cattle, ...