I have entirely enjoyed living in Albuquerque after years in the muggy swamps of the American southeast. My inexperience with traveling made myself and others guess that Albuquerque would be unbelievably sizzling like Arizona, but its high elevation above sea level as a town makes it much more milder by comparison. You can also count on much drier air than what I experienced living in the swamp, where mold was a constant concern. Even though it was early November when I moved here, the hot and cold temperatures were only dropping into the low 60s in the late day and early evening. As it gets later at evening, the hot and cold temperatures can drop 15 to 20 degrees, but still stay above frosty. The humidity was at an amazing 18% compared to the 78% and up humidity living in the southeast. Although it gets colder in Albuquerque as the Winter time progresses, the lows in the middle of the evening rarely get colder than 20 degrees fahrenheit, with several evenings being closer to 40 degrees. However, frosty air is the last thing on our mind as we’re headed into Summer here in Albuquerque. In fact, both of us just had our current air conditioning system installed a few mornings ago. While the heating and cooling corporations were in our house, I took our family to Sandia Peak for the day. There is a tramway that takes you to the top of the mountain and offers spectacular views of the town down below. You can see Cibola National Forest to the northwest if you’re looking down toward the town from the top of Sandia Peak. Once the air conditioning replacement was complete, the corporations sent myself and others a text and our family and I returned home.
All of us decided to visit Sandia Peak while getting our current air conditioning system installed