Little town in the mountains, Highway 152 snaking along passes and canyons. A former mining glory, now a deserted but alive hill community with some artists, a beautiful church, a huge sense of community and a couple of great places worth a visit.
Marie and Rick Chamberlain went with us, to explore the town, and Marie knew about his fine General Store/restaurant where we had lunch. The long waiting time made up more then enough for the tasty food.
The old town church is open for visitors. Dark inside coming from the clear sunlight outside. Simple but striking. Red double doors. Those old adobe churches littered over New Mexico all have at the same time a different yet similar story to tell.
Church doors, doors for houses, stores, with colors to identify them, and set them apart from the next wooden entrance way.
Whenever on highway 152 from Silver City to Las Cruces, do stop in Hillsboro and take a look around. Have a great break in the General Store, and pay a visit at Sue’s store. Filled to the brim with old magazines, books, glass ware, furniture, a true treasure cove. I find an old scrapbook that will just do fine for an elaborated trip blog.
Tomorrow we leave our friends Rick and Marie to go on to El Paso. A sad thing. As ever too little time to spend together, time flies when having fun. But it’s a promise to be back. I have a little mission to furfill. Don’t know how as yet but I will find a way… A true chief deserves more then a bowl of water and a bit of food. More later!
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