Oh, I am so in love with this place. This tiny, old New Mexico “town” is one of my favorite stops. Great pies. Friendly people. I put quotes around “town” because it is just a wide place on a tiny 2 lane road. The library is out of town, on a farm. The post office is tiny and very old.The pies are beyond expectations at The Gathering Place. The pies are ~5″ in diameter. Enough for 2 people at one sitting. There are many, many choices of pies and a large breakfast/lunch menu.
While camping on a tight budget ya gotta binge every once in a while. This is my go to splurge spot. There is free camping (3 nights at the city park with water and pit toilet). The city park is adjacent to free BLM camping for 14 days, so 17 total days free = 2 pies.
Next I will head north to the Colorado high mountains to be a camp host until mid September. Have you ever thought about being a camp host?