Was a nice day today so I went into Silver city and did some sightseeing and shopping. Silver city appears to be a growing and thriving town. It's about 6000 feet in altitude which must keep it at least a little bit cooler in the summer than the surrounding area so I imagine they get a fair amount of tourists in the summer.
As usual there's a new part of the town where the Walmart, banks and things like that are, and then there's the old historic downtown. if you go to the old downtown area you see an immediate difference from towns that don't get many tourists like Del Rio Texas for instance and Silver city where the historic downtown is thriving. It's amazing the difference tourists can make in a town.
I don't think I saw a single empty building downtown, every one is fixed up, painted up, and open for business. Since I got there on a Sunday morning before 10 o'clock there wasn't much of anything open, which is fine with me because there's less people and cars to deal with. And since Silver city considers itself an artsy kind of town most of the shops didn't interest me anyway. As a matter of fact when you live in an RV hardly any cutesy tourist shops are going to have anything that you would want to use or store with the limited space you have available.
Silver city is an interesting place. There are other things that I would like to see when I'm there the next time. But it's about a 30 mile drive to get to town so I don't know if I'll be going back there again on this trip. But I did learn enough about the town to want to give it some more attention in the future.