Our first stop was the Visitors Center where a field house was featured along with a horno oven. The field house was a temporary shelter to be close to crops or animals during growing and harvest. The horno oven is an outdoor oven for baking. Homemade oven bread was for sale at a stand across the street and we bought a loaf to share with Eileen and Tom. The fellows inside the Visitor's Center were very nice and gave us a map to find various places.
Here are some breathtaking views along the way.
We continued on to Soda Dam where mineral deposits are limiting the flow of water and eventually will totally block the water but not in my lifetime.
Continuing on we came to Battleship Rock but we couldn't get a good straight on shot.
Then we turned back south to take a different road north to the Gilman Tunnels.
We headed for home after that and it was almost dinner time when we arrived. Ted left to fuel up and stop at the store. Hatch chilies are being harvested now and they will roast them for you at the supermarkets. Ted was so interested and stopped to talk to the roaster and customers in line waiting to have their boxes of chilis roasted. He learned a lot about World famous Hatch chilis!
$17 per box in four different heats up to hot, hot.
Two roasters were being used by one person. At 15 minutes per box, 8 could be done in one hour. Thank goodness he didn't bring me a box home. He did buy a bottle of hot Sadie's green chili for Tom on the suggestion of the ladies in line. Tom has complained the food has not been hot enough. Tomorrow we head west into Arizona.