Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Truth or Consequences, NM

What a funny name for a city. The first picture is of the Rio Grande and the second one is Main Street in Truth or Consequences, NM.

The city changed its name from Hot Springs to Truth or Consequences in 1950. Ralph Edwards, the host of a radio quiz show for NBC, said that he would air his program from the first city that renamed itself after his show. Hot Springs, NM won. For the next fifty years, Edwards came to the city every first weekend in May.

The town held parades, a beauty contest and other fun things.

There are a lot of spas in T or C, (that's what we New Mexicans call it), because of the hot springs.

Besides soaking in a hot spring and getting a massage, you can go fishing and camp along the Rio Grande. You can mountain bike, wind surf or hike the Cibola National Forest. You can drive through ghost towns or military fort ruins.