Desert View Inn
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Got up early to a cold morning, there is snow up here, but the hot spring was a warm welcome and I enjoyed another soak. Then I did my routine truck check and packed up to get ready for the day. I headed over to the Gila Cliff Dwelling to take a look. It was a pleasant hike up to the site but I could feel the altitude being around 6000 ft so my heart was pounding more on the climb. The cliff dwelling is using caves carved out of the side of a ...
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 the town gathering place. There were only 6 tables inside, and the menu was 7 different kinds of hamburger, and a vegetarian sandwich. Gordy had the hamburger and said it was the best he ever had. My Veggie sandwich was made with grilled organic zucchini that the cook came out and told me she grew, along with avacado, tomato, lettuce and cheese. Excellent!
Tonight the cows escorted us home again.
... 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 ...