Sunday, July 5, 2015

Eileen's Random Travels


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 I am sharing some New Mexico images from Oct 2013. After leaving Carlsbad we headed to our next stop on our loop around southern New Mexico.  Hubby and I enjoyed a one night stay in the spa city of Truth or Consequences. There are several local hot springs and the first bath was built in the 1800's.





Our hotel was the Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa, the stay included the private hot springs soaks. We had reserved a private room with small sized hot spring pool.



There is a story behind the name Truth or Consequences, originally called Hot Springs. The city changed its name to Truth or Consequences to the title of a 1950 radio show hosted by Ralph Edwards. Ralph announced that he would air the program from the first town that would rename itself after the show. Hot Springs won the honor. Ralph Edwards visited the town during the first weekend of May for the next fifty years. This weekend became an event with a beauty contest, parade and a stage show.





The water levels seemed extremely low during our visit. Thanks for dropping by and for your comments. Have a happy day!

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17 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen, its an unique name for a spa city. It must have been wonderful and relaxing to enjoy a hot spring pool in a private room. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Hello Nancy, thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  2. You get to see so many interesting things! :))
    And thanks for letting me travel with you :)
    I like the story behind the city name :D
    Have a happy Sunday!

    Tinna ✐

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    1. Thanks, Tinna! You are so kind with the comments.

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  3. The origin of the city name is so unique.

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    1. Yes, it is a strange name! Thanks for the visit, Rainfield!

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  4. That was a very good move for the hotel owner, and he got all the credits for the next >50 yrs till now. Here in Los Banos, Laguna we also have spas and pools literally made from the hot springs courtesy of its dormant volcano, Mt Makiling. During dry season these resorts are full of people because this area is just a 1.5hr drive from the big city, Metro Manila.

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    1. Hello Andrea, thank for the nice comment. Enjoy your day!

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  5. Fabulous photos! Looks like a really nice place to visit...Christine

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    1. Hello Christine, thank you for visiting and for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  6. What a beautiful place to be! Gorgeous!

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    1. Hello, thank you for visiting and for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  7. You've certainly done some travelling... great to see your different photo's.
    Happy July Wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hello Jan, thank you for visiting and for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  8. I bet that was a wonderful visit.
    Did you enjoy the hot spring private pool?

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    1. Hello Lynne, yes it was great. And the pool felt awesome! Thank you for visiting and for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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