Before moving to Albuquerque after college, I grew up near a swamp and instead wanted to be in a desert atmosphere.
I had seen attractive images of the west in documentaries our parents watched on PBS when I was a young child in the 1990s.
These impressions stayed in the background of our mind prefer a looming shadow. A part of me—deep within the recesses of our memories—desperately wanted to live the dream of moving to the western US. Compared to the swamps, the southwest in unique felt prefer a huge improvement. As far as wildlife is concerned, I knew I’d be dealing with rattlesnakes of numerous odd species opposed to Florida’s four, however at least the fear of gators would be gone. And the humidity in the swamp can be mind-numbingly uncomfortable as well, especially if you don’t have an air conditioner to run abundantly while I was in summer time heat waves. Some warned myself and others of the heat in the desert of the southwest, however that’s precisely why I chose Albuquerque opposed to a town prefer Phoenix. Average summer time temperatures in Albuquerque aren’t much higher than our hometown in Florida, and that’s because of Albuquerque’s high elevation at 5,312 feet. But I still underestimated the sheer force of the desert when I ate a bunch of potent cannabis edibles with a few friends and meandered into the Chihuahuan Desert in the middle of the evening, all of us got lost for an second and destructiond ourselves on cactus spines. The weed in Albuquerque is just as strong as anything I’ve bought in Florida or CA, especially from the growing facilities north of the Sandia Mountains where the weather is even colder and drier.