This small city in New Mexico which calls itself The Town of Silver City? was not high on our list of priorities, we needed a place to stay between Tuscon and Santa Fe that was close to the Gila Cliff Dwellings. We hadn't done any research apart from finding a hotel. Silver City surprised us and proved to be one of the real highlights of this road and hiking trip.
If you travel in the USA you'll eventually come across towns that have been given the Disney makeover, Tombstone and Silverton come to mind. Re-creations that exist only to capture the travelers dollar, Silver City though actually lives and breathes. The main street is straight out of the 1950's and the back streets have beautiful old homes and cars that are being lived in and driven. At 6.00am people start to appear, real people. Shops start to open, joggers and dog walkers pass by, all of them nod or say good morning.
New Mexico really likes to use bright colours, Silver City is no exception.
One of the great things about traveling is that you don't always know what you are going to find around the next bend or in the next town. This small part of the USA really fits into that category.