There is something about Hatch that I really love. It's a small town, known worldwide for having the best green chiles in the world. It was my birthday that day and I went a little crazy buying green chiles. I ended up with about 10 pounds! I've already used about 2 pounds (green chile stew, green chile cornbread, green chile pizza, etc) so maybe I wasn't so crazy to buy so many.
There are several places in town to buy the chiles and all of them have really colorful pottery and folk art displays out front. Here are some pics I took at the different stores we visited.
There is a man in town who collects the kind of giant roadside statues you use to see on businesses around the U.S., like Muffler Men, giant chickens, etc. He owns a small restaurant where he has a lot of his collection but he also has them placed at other businesses throughout the town. I love this kind of thing. Here are just some of the many that we saw that day along with a few other quirky things he had in front of the restaurant.
I'll end this post with a few pictures from around our campsite at Caballo Lake State Park. Thanks for visiting.