Before moving to Albuquerque after university, I grew up near a swamp plus 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 love a looming shadow. A section 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 particular felt love a huge improvement. As far as wildlife is uneasy, I knew I’d be dealing with rattlesnakes of several weird species opposed to FL’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 a/c to run abundantly during 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 city love Phoenix. Average summer time temperatures in Albuquerque aren’t much higher than our hometown in FL, plus 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 plus wandered into the Chihuahuan Desert in the middle of the night! We got lost for an eighth plus disfigured ourselves on cactus spines. The weed in Albuquerque is just as strong as anything I’ve bought in FL or California, especially from the growing facilities north of the Sandia Mountains where the weather is even colder plus drier.