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Sierra County: A Great Place to Visit

Posted August 30, 2012

Photo: Sierra County: A Great Place to Visit
Geronimo Springs Museum opened in 1972.  Highlights include mammoth and mastodon skulls, Native American pottery of Mimbres, Tularosa and Hohokam, and the Ralph Edwards Room.  Featured are photographs and memorabilia of Ralph Edwards and his radio show telling the story of how Truth or Consequences got its name.
211 Main Street, T or C
575-894-6600
Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, Noon - 5pm
Adults $5.00  Ages 6-18: $2.50
Handicapped accessible

 

Sierra County: A Great Place to Visit

Posted August 28, 2012

Hot Springs Historic District: 

There are currently 10 bathhouses in downtown T or C, each one unique!  Most are restored in a quaint colorful style.  Some offer tiled tubs which are refilled for each bath, others have natural pebble-bottom pools through which the hot mineral water constantly flows.  Try them and find your favorite!!  For info on all ten, go to: http://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/truth-or-consequences-hot-springs/...

Sierra County: A Great Place to Visit

Posted August 27, 2012

Veterans Memorial Park & Museum. Located at 996 S. Broadway, next to NM State Veterans' Home...open daily..free.

You could spend a full day in this great museum. The focal point is a circular grouping of 9 flags. The U.S. flag stands in the center with the NM flag and flags representing each of the U.S. armed forces encircling it. Here is the link to their website: http://torcveteransmemorial.com/

Sierra County: A great place to visit

Posted August 27, 2012

I want to start something new on our Blog. I am going to tell you about all the great places and businesses in Sierra County and what makes this area thrive. I hope to get your comments and thoughts!!

An Interesting Fact about New Mexico

Posted August 26, 2012

The Rio Grande, New Mexico's longest river, runs through the entire length of the state.

Interesting Facts About New Mexico

Posted August 25, 2012

The Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe is the oldest government building in the nation. The Spanish built it as part of a fortress during the winter of 1609-1610. In 1909, it was converted to the Palace of the Governors History Museum which houses exhibits on Spanish, Mexican, and American colonization dating back to the late 1500’s.

Travlin' Jack...We Love You!!

Posted August 9, 2012


What about those dogs on the road!  What to do when you have a dirty pooch in the car?  Well....I made one dog-DANDY discovery on a recent trip to Elephant Butte.   
 
We checked into the pet-friendly Elephant Butte Inn for our visit to the area....where I checked out the grounds up, down...and all around! PRETTY snazzy place!  Got  my vote for a great place to stay for sure!
One of my favorite things...this from my pup-spective!....A grand veranda that faced the lake...and lots of walking (and sitting too) areas for a dog to explore.  I do like that they put the rules up so that everyone can see what a dog's to do (and not too!). That way I can be sure to be a Great Ambassa-dog while I am visiting! Thanks Elephant Butte Inn!  We dogs appreciate your dog-hospitality! 
 
But back to the subject....clean dogs, right? Right!  This town is known for the fabulous Elephant Butte Lake State Park...where dogs can get pretty down and dirty with all the fun things to do in the water and on hikes in the area. But WHOA doggies....what does Elephant Butte RV Resort offer? (BTW they are right across the street from the Inn and a sister property for those RVin' dogs and peoples!) 
I heard through the bark-vine that they have something special over there!

 

A DOG BATH!
WoW! 
bow this I gotta check out! 
So I got Nathan...grand Pooh-bah of the Inn (I think that's his title!) to take me in to check out this state-of-the-art pooch spa.  It's the Do-It-Yourself kind....pretty handy for RVers, Inn-visitors and even locals!  NICE!
So here it is...in full color...and suds too!  Nathan just dropped some coins into this machine...dialed away 7 different options for a shampoo...
...everything from your favorite scented shampoo to conditioner..why they even have SKUNK REMOVER for the poor pooch who encounters MR. STINKY on the trail! 
And then with the Magic Wand, Nathan gives me the 7-step clean up! 
Now this is a pretty snazzy Dog Wash.....I'm sure dog-pressed! 
Thanks Nathan.  Now if I'm a good dog during the shampoo, do I get a treat? 
WHAT?????? 
I DO?
You mean there's even a dog-treat station right in the Doggie Wash! 
Now THAT's what I call the whole kit-and-kaboodle...or the cat's meow....or somethin' like that!  Now I have seen it all!
 
So you see it's easy and important to keep a dog clean..whether he's at home
.....or on the road.
And with places like Groomingdale's Pet Spa at home...and Elephant Butte Inn on the road....this is one clean dog....why I'm SO clean...I'm ready to hit the runway for a style show
 

Till next time here's my dog-vice for the day!
Keep your pup clean and happy...and everyone will be a High-Stylin' Pup like me, Travelin Jack!

DOGGIE HUGS AND SLURPY KISSES!

 

 

Ivory Tusk Restaurant Radio Ad

Posted August 8, 2012

Listen to our recent radio ad for the Ivory Tusk Restaurant and Tavern!

This Week's Fishing Report

Posted July 27, 2012

 

This Week’s Fishing Report

Elephant Butte Lake:

Fishing was good using crank baits, spinners, Flicker Shad, white and chrome Bombers, jerk baits and silver and gold Kastmasters for white bass. We received good reports from anglers fishing the Kettle Top and Long Point areas. Black bass fishing was slow but there were a few fish by anglers using top water lures, crank baits, swim baits, worms and salt craws.  Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and spinner night crawler combinations for walleye. Fishing was good using worms, stink baits, chicken liver and shrimp for catfish. Mike Sistok along with Martin Testorff and his son Samuel of Roswell caught and released about 100 catfish just north of the Kettle Top area. They were using worms. We had no reports on other species. Surface temps on the main lake were mid to upper 70s and the water level is dropping. The Monticello and Dam Site boat ramps remain closed.

Caballo Lake:

Fishing was good using crank baits, curly tail grubs, sassy shad, and top water lures for white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, minnows and bottom bouncer night crawler combination for walleye. Fishing was slow to fair using shrimp, stink bait and liver for catfish. We have no reports on other species.

Rio Grande River:

Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was 1,550 cubic feet per second. Fishing below Elephant Butte was slow to fair using small swim baits, grubs and sassy shad for a mixed bag of white bass and walleye. We had no reports from below Caballo.

 

 

 

Travelin' Jack is a Success!

Posted July 26, 2012

Travelin' Jack reported back to Trip Advisor about his stay in Elephant Butte Inn and activities at pet-friendly Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort...he's a hit!  More photos on our facebook!

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