Kristin reminded me about my trip to Hatch, NM last year. On a road trip from El Paso, to Santa Fe, through the Valley of Fires and ending at White Sands, we happened through Hatch the day before the “big” chile festival. Turns out Hatch isn’t much more than a few blocks, at most. If there was going to be a massive chile festival, we couldn’t find it. All we saw was a bunch of homeowners selling chiles and cokes out of their front porch, the pictured store, and a used RV lot with a creepy mascot. What gives?