After four relaxing days soaking in the sun and hot springs of Truth or Consequences, I feel fully-qualified to refer to the town as 'T or C', just like a native. Not that I got the key to the city or anything, but the people there are so friendly that I almost feel like I did. Here's a couple of extra T or C tips. There's an Italian restaurant there named BellaLuca that is truly amazing. We got the tip-off from Mary at the RiverBend Hot Springs and headed there for dinner last night. Unfortunately, we forgot to bring the camera, but let me just say that the fried calamari there is not only the best fried calamari I've ever had, it may be the best thing I've ever eaten. Perfectly fried and tossed with diced pepperoncini and roasted red peppers and served on a bed of mixed greens. Astral Wendy and I left not a crumb on the plate. For entrees, we went with simple fare: lasagna and eggplant parmesan. Again, outstanding and the key was the deep, rich homemade tomato sauce.
The second tip is the Comfort Inn in T or C. Very clean and very well run.
Here's a nice shot of the motel pool. Tranquility indeed. After a few
days of going hot springs, we opted for cool water and some laps.
T or C has two water towers. Who knew? We spotted number two
on the way out of town. Very tricky, T or C, very tricky.
It was just about under a two hour drive from T or C to Deming. We're
staying one night in Deming because I couldn't get a campsite at the
City of Rocks until tomorrow.
The landscape started to have some interesting erosion created features.
It's always a shock to see green in the desert. It's either irrigation
or a St. Patrick's Day miracle.
A point of geological interest.
Speaking of color, blue looks pretty cool in the desert too.
We pulled in Deming NM to grab some lunch. I was in the mood for some
Mexican food, so we decided to try The Campos.
Funny thing was, today's special was Corned Beef
and Cabbage. Go figure.
That's a fine brisket.
Deming is a little bigger than T or C. It has two traffic lights.
We also saw the motor-home of the prophet.
I'll tell you what is near: the end of the rear suspension on this crate.
I have no idea what kind of tree this is but I think Stanley Owsley (RIP) would
have appreciated it.