Although born and raised in New Mexico, I do not recall ever having traveled to Truth or Consequences, until today. The town is as funky as the name. The first store we wandered into was an East Indian meditation shop where customers were discussing shadowing techniques used in their tattoos. The town is full of laid back people chatting it up with surprised tourists.
The town was originally called Hot Springs but re-named itself after the popular radio and TV show in some publicity contest in the 50’s. This town is near Elephant Butte, which is a large recreational lake that is in the process of drying up like the rest of the state. Instead of rushing north on I-25 as most do, we did our best to act like wondering retirees and took all of the side roads.