Monday, September 05, 2005

Day 87 - Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA

Day 87 – 3nd September 2005 -7:00 GMT

Decided to do our washing first thing so we have the rest of the day to go out. So we drove to the centre of town and found a Laundromat and did our washing. Reece and I played on out PSP’s and Jill read a book whilst waiting. After we had put away our washing back at the lodgings we went back into town and visited a Vegeterian Restaurant for lunch called White Coyote Café. I had the Carrot and Ginger soup with a freshly baked mini loaf of bread followed by a Humus and salad pita bread with Crisps and a nice cup of green tea. The food was great and very filling.

Riverbend Hot Springs Lodging Posted by Picasa

Now we have eaten we decided we would have a drive through the Black Ridge Mountains. So we drove down the I-25 and along highway 152 to a town called Hillsboro where they were having a Apple Festival. We then drove south along Highway 27 and visited a Ghost Town called Lake Valley. The town had a population of over 4000 people between 1850 and 1912 when a epidemic hit the town and most people died. The town grew due to silver mining there. Now it is just a collection of buildings in the middle of nowhere.

Lake Valley Ghost Town Posted by Picasa

We carried on along highway 27 until we reached Nutt which consists of one building which is a small restaurant. We now dove back along highway 26 towards the motorway and passed through a town called Hatch which is the Chili capital of the world and due to it being Labour Day weekend they were holding their annual Chili festival. I have never seen so many Chili’s people had the roofs of their houses covered in them.

Hatch Chili Festival Posted by Picasa

Anyway we made our way back up the I-25 detouring for a scenic route along Lake Caballo. We got back to River Bend Lodgings at around 6pm and sat out by the hot tubs and after a few minutes had yet again attracted a crowd.

Jill by the Rio Grande Posted by Picasa

Jill on the Pier Posted by Picasa

We had Joe join us who is Ex Marine and used to do secret missions all over the world. Then Albert who was with us yesterday. Then Ben joined us who used to Live in England very close to Aylesbury and he takes city slickers out across the Utah dessert on 14 day packages where they hike and ride horses along trails each day. Several other people joined us throughout the night as we had 32 bottles of beer and we were freely sharing them. By midnight people had donated more beer, a bottle of Irish Whiskey, a single malt scotch, a bottle of Rum and a top bottle of Tequila. Which was all gone by 2am. After a quick dip in the Hot Springs we all called it a night.

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Hot Springs Posted by Picasa


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