Girls Gone Wild

mural in TorC

“I know you!” we say in unison.

The woman walks around the check in desk and, despite having never met before, we instinctively hug.

Susan (of Minnie Minerva) is workcamping at a luxury hotsprings resort in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. With me being unsure of where to head when I hit the road, and feeling inspired by Cherie’s recent post on developing nomadic connections, I decide to take Susan up on her invitation to visit.

sidewalk in torc smallerI have had a wonderful time. You know that I am typically running for cover after an hour of being social, but I was following Susan around, constantly trying to engage her in conversation for two days!

I mean, how often do you get to have a conversation that ranges from, “When I gave away all of my things” to “Show me your sewer connection?” I felt a strange sense of comfort and familiarity with her, like she was a long lost sister with whom I was just catching up after a long absence.

Truth or Consequences is a serene desert town, with the classic big skies and magical light of New Mexico. Bordered by the Rio Grande and surrounded by mountains, this place feels like a combination Old West/Mexican town that was abandoned and then repopulated with artists, bohemians, and others who simply felt drawn to this healing place.

I love it here and know it will be a community I visit forever.

I’m heading out to meander through New Mexico, but already have plans to travel with Susan to White Sands National Monument later this month.

I think we’re starting a gypsy caravan!

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p.s. Susan let me take a video of her rig, but my Internet connection is to slow to upload it. I’ll post it soon!

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I was able to upload it! Sorry about the camera movement.


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