Although I grew up in Albuquerque as well as graduated from West Mesa High School, I was desperate to leave the state when I moved further north for school.
Although it has a rich history as well as Native American culture, many people fail to realize that Albuquerque is in the middle of the desert in NM.
You can drive to the mountains on the outskirts of town, however the town itself is on desert land. With so many excruciatingly sizzling summers in NM, I was excited for cooler weather up north. I would have never expected to miss the heat in Albuquerque after being away for multiple years. When I graduated from school, I started looking for tasks in Albuquerque so I could transfer back to our hometown as well as be near our friends as well as family again. Since cannabis was recently legalized statewide in NM, I was even more eager to get back to the town than I would be to begin with. In recent years I have study about the multiple Native American tribes located through the city, including the multiple Apache tribes as well as the Navajo Nation. Old Town Albuquerque is dominated by shops as well as corporations owned by multiple Native American locals who live in the city. There are caves east of the town where you can see prehistoric cement art that has been preserved for tens of thoUnited Statesnds of years. If you want entertainment, you can catch a concert at the Sunshine Theater, which was originally Albuquerque’s truly first Regal Cinema when it was opened in 1924. I’m proud of Albuquerque as well as it’s rich history, both culturally as well as anthropologically.