Linda and Jerry on the Road to Albuquerque travel blog

View of the Rio Grande from the mineral springs resort in T...

The atmosphere was very relaxing.

and beautiful.

Jerry is in one of five pools with temperatures from 101-108 degrees.

Two happy campers!

There were a few boats on the lake.

The dam was built from 1910-1916 to provide irrigation, electricity, and recreation.

Cars could drive on the dam in the past, but not any...

Elephant Butte sits in the middle of the lake.

 


Truth or Consequences was a popular game show on television with Ralph Edwards as the host. He offered to give $10,000 a year to any town that would change its name to Truth or Consequences.

It's only a 15 minute drive to T or C, as New Mexicans call it, from Elephant Butte. We went there to go soak in the mineral springs at Riverbend Hot Springs. At the resort we spoke with a woman who told us what happened. The $10,000 was given each year to a charity chosen by the town, the local children's hospital. The award was received annually until 1991. There are signs in town for both Truth or Consequences and the town's former name, Hot Springs. The name Hot Springs comes from the springs that come up in town that are over 100 degrees.

Afterward a pleasant hour we went out to a little restaurant in town called Latitude 33 which features Asian Fusion food. We had an interesting meal that tasted great.

Our two nights in the state park are coming to an end. Our destination tomorrow is Las Cruces, 80 miles away, where we plan to wash the RV and the car, pack up things and prepare to store the big bus on Monday. It will be a busy day.



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