Blackstone Hotsprings Lodging & Baths
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... running through and you wonder how life could be sustained here. You see homes every now and then, sometimes some cows or a horse, but this is a very sparse area. As you look around and hear the quiet you drift back a couple of hundred years and your imagination takes over. You picture a Wells Fargo stagecoach heading through the pass looking for an ambush. Are the Indians up the hill behind a tree? Is Jessie James or Billy the Kid waiting to rob the stagecoach? As I turn around ...
... seem to cycle for miles out here ! At least I felt I had fully stretched my legs before a drive of some 400 odd miles .
Stopped off a few times on the journey and had a picnic with all our left over food (hmm sweaty sarnies - very English) - not many inspiring views or places to stop off on this leg of the journey so it was a bit of a long plod.
We did stop off where ...
... 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 ...
... and headed out, down the road to see a sight of a different kind.
It’s hard to remember when you are out here in this vast, endless desert is it was once a sea floor. The limestone hills that are abundant around here are home to millions of fossilized sea critters. Those limestone mountains surrounded the Tularosa basin – one of the last points in this area to become barren and dry. Its transformation was slower than the ...