(Truth or Consequences NM)
When walking around T-or-C, it seemed like there was something artsy everywhere I looked. Murals, sculptures, a decorative fountain, colorful buildings, galleries, and even the water tower. It made the whole town cheery and inviting.
While taking a shortcut, on a side street, I found the back side of buildings also had murals, clever decorations, and fence art. A bank had a sculpture in it’s parking lot, too. All of this art seemed to have been done by local artists; and so, had a special affinity for the place.
As I strolled around town, I noticed that the shops even had creative names, like Victorian Hippie Chic, Miner’s Claim, Passion Pie Café, The Brazen Fox, House of Pain, Lattitude 33, Bead Hive, Black Cat Books, Forget About It, Horsin’ Around, Grasshopper Silk, Dust & Glitter, Moon Goddess, When Pigs Fly just to name a few.
What a wonderful way to make downtown appealing. It was a pleasure seeing the creative spirit of this town. If you’re ever near, take the time to experience this art filled place.
Afterward, I went down to Caballo Lake State Park and free camped next to the lake, with a good view of the mountains on the other side.
Camp: Caballo Lake SP-Lakeview drycamp
Scene: Murals, sculptures, fountain