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AS THE Rio Grande cools at dusk, the winding desert road off I-25 becomes eerily isolated.

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T or C Review

Mount Gilead, OH

#1 Nov 16, 2012
"To say there's something bizarre about Truth or Consequencs, is an understatement. It's more like a film set from a B-rated thriller".

"The Blackstone was tacky,yes".

These were reviews recently printed for a world-wide audience to read.

This place shouldn't even be named in the same article as Santa Fe or Tamaya Resort.

More like, T or C and Roswell ring better together. T or C should keep chasing the aliens.

You might rate this article as "another one bites the dust". More dismal press for T or C. T or C has a long way to go to think they can compete with real New Mexico spas and resorts.
stay home

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#2 Nov 17, 2012
Well, we sure can't match one thing....their prices or their attitude. Santa Fe is probably one of my 2 least favorite destinations in NM, right up there next to Espanola. Snotty people with wanna be indian artists, we don't really need to talk about the traffic do we? I mean, cram 10 or 20 thousand people driving Subarus in a 2 square mile radius in a town where cattle paths dictated the road layout, well, you get the picture. Also there is a heavy gang feeling to the place, very heavy in the hispanic population and a great many undesireables.

Yeah, here in T or C we don't have the glitz, the glitter, nor do you find many rooms for $300 a night and I defy you to rack up a meal tab of $200 a person NOT including drinks. The water doen't stink to high heaven like in Pagosa, and Ojo Caliente is a very weird place, last time I was there I swear it was bring your 5 kids to work day. Little mexican kids running all over the place. Wlll never visit that place again, And Santa Fe? Only pass by on my way to Taos and HOPE I don't need food or fuel.

So show me that perfect place, that celestal union of ambience and tranquility, along with a pleasing and comfortable cultural environment. I will notify the coroner, for surely you have died and gone to heaven.
Yehudi Menuhin

Tucson, AZ

#3 Nov 17, 2012
"Snotty people with wanna be indian artists"

Sounds like a certain crowd in Silver city.
stay home

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#4 Nov 18, 2012
I've never been to Silver City, and I certainly meant no offense to native americans with the sniffles.

I've just never met so many people of undeserving pretention than in Santa Fe.
Faywood

Louisville, KY

#5 Nov 18, 2012
Try Fayood Hot Springs located between Deming and Silver City(easiest from T or C is to take St. Rt. 26 through Hatch, junction Hwy 180 near Deming,and turn right going towards Silver. At St. Rt. 61, turn right (only way you can turn), then you'll see it on the left).

New owners, and they're trying hard to make the place that celestial union of ambience and tanquility. The star gazing is incomparable - excellent for the current Leonid meteor shower.

Since: Aug 11

Espanola, NM

#6 Nov 18, 2012
Give me tacky and bizarre, a please take your celestial union of ambience and tranquility elsewhere.
stay home

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#7 Nov 19, 2012
Geeze. Wish I had never said that. Sounds silly now.
stay home

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#8 Nov 20, 2012
I many of the hot springs in town, I don't mean to single out he a Paloma over the wet room a the blackstone or the private tubs at the Riverbend or the rooftop of the Charles. I just dig looking out the little hole the water goes out of, looks like a diorama. Like you expect to see a miniature canoe being paddled by miniature indians up the river.
stay home

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#9 Nov 20, 2012
Lookin' for some freakin ambience.
what do you expect

Espanola, NM

#10 Nov 20, 2012
from people that think clotted cream is a dessert?

Shame the hot spring operators here opted to war with each other than to come together and really market the historical aspect of the areas.

Shame the resource was squandered by mismanagement.

With the drought predicted to run thru next year at least, my prediction is nothing short of doom and gloom for T or C as when the river goes..so does what's left of the town.

Think the water quality is bad now....just wait.
Ditto Plus

Louisville, KY

#11 Nov 20, 2012
what do you expect wrote:
from people that think clotted cream is a dessert?
Shame the hot spring operators here opted to war with each other than to come together and really market the historical aspect of the areas.
Shame the resource was squandered by mismanagement.
With the drought predicted to run thru next year at least, my prediction is nothing short of doom and gloom for T or C as when the river goes..so does what's left of the town.
Think the water quality is bad now....just wait.
Even MORE reason for improved sanitation, health and safety! The places are becoming filth pits - black fungus in the hot tub jets, slime bottoms in tubs, band-aid in the bottom of one pool, built up "minerals" all walls combined with all the dirty butts that have sat on the bench, debris left in tubs after emptying, refilling half-emptied private pools after usage...no requiring customers to shower first before entering...the beat goes on.
stay home

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#12 Nov 20, 2012
Ya'll are a bunch of whiney-ass pussies. Guess you never shared a soda pop from a bottle as a kid, drank out of a hose, swam in a lake or an ocean, or mountain stream for that matter. And I'm fairly certain your daddy never let you take a dip in a stock tank. Prob'ly woulda killed someone like you anyways.

Two years from now, when the hot springs are still present along with the Rio Grande, right after the ice caps melt that is, I'll be laughing at you yet once again, Kim.
what do you expect

Espanola, NM

#13 Nov 21, 2012
<not kim>

I'll be real pleased if the ice caps do melt. Now that the water treaty with mexico is being worked over, we can expect to see more "development" upstream and even less water coming our way.

Those folks with "riverfront" property best be buying lots of mosquito repellant..assuming of course that it doesn't dry up like a bone

Water rates are skyrocketing all over the county.

Elpaso actually fired up the desalinization plant a couple of months ago.

Get ready for .25 gallon water..right out of your tap.

Let's hope I am wrong wrong wrong about it.

Be back next year to see.
stay home

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#14 Nov 22, 2012
If you're not Kim, you certainly have the same pedandtic style of writing. And the same chicken little attitude. But hey, things WILL probably get worse. Now that we have put the seal of approval on Obama and the scales have tipped in favor of the ones who suck off the ones who work, the suckers mutliply much quicker you know, couple that with global warming and we're in for a whopping good time.
Martha Olivares

Hobbs, NM

#15 Dec 1, 2012
Savage Heathen wrote:
Give me tacky and bizarre, and please take your celestial union of ambience and tranquility elsewhere.
Wow. I cannot believe what your generation has had to cope with.
I cannot believe that you all haven't created your own planet to get away from this one. I adore your courage and your love for life. It is hard to forgive and I don't want to. I don't think
that God ever will. He is trying to heal. So am I.
Believer

Mount Gilead, OH

#16 Dec 1, 2012
Martha Olivares wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow. I cannot believe what your generation has had to cope with.
I cannot believe that you all haven't created your own planet to get away from this one. I adore your courage and your love for life. It is hard to forgive and I don't want to. I don't think
that God ever will. He is trying to heal. So am I.
Is this to say the hot springs attract people with perverted tendencies? Not kosher, in other words?
Willams AZ

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#17 Dec 1, 2012
I think the last person with perverted tendancies living here moved to Ohio sometime back. I heard it was a failed hot spring owner.

“Liberty and justice for all”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#18 Dec 1, 2012
Willams AZ wrote:
I think the last person with perverted tendancies living here moved to Ohio sometime back. I heard it was a failed hot spring owner.
If only that we're true. Saw on Herald Facebook page there was another arrest of two adults for sexual abuse of a child and full story in Tuesday paper.
Marta Olivares

Hobbs, NM

#19 Dec 1, 2012
Deb2me wrote:
<quoted text>
If only that were true. I saw on Herald Facebook page there was another arrest of two adults. Full story in Tuesdays paper.
Who is educated or even has any knowledge much less a degree from a University to teach.
You make me ill. Dumb or dumber?

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