Fishing the San Juan, Santa Fe (heaven on earth) Hunting the Gila, Chile and of course THE LOBOS!
Wow, I love reading all your posts, first I'm proud to have my ancestors that chose to move here in the 1870s near the Glenwood area and I'm sad that my birth was in El Paso instead of 14 miles west in NM.
I love and miss the vistas in Northern New Mexico where I lived for over 35 years, snow on the Sangre de Cristos at sunset, can't you just hear those conquistadors seeing the clouds rise after a big snow and seeing those pink peaks, saying,"Sangre de Cristo"! Good Green and great Red! I miss my friends who have gone on, Pete this means you. I miss my kids so much, but I will come back to see them.
I had to laugh, when I was back a few a few weeks ago and had to shovel snow at my daughter's apt. and then Lobo Ray said he loved the mild seasons, I agree, but it is a shock leaving the tropics and then shoveling snow for the first time in almost 20 years!! Thanks Ray for putting it straight in my mind! I remember being 6 years old and hiking with my parents and uncles up Dry Creek while they fished. I've loved every town I have lived in, Los Alamos, Tesuque, Albuquerque and all that I have just visited. I love Mexico, but I'll always miss New Mexico. Go Lobos always!
The Gila Wilderness
That no matter where I am in the state, I can be fly fishing in <2 hours.
That no matter where I am in the state, I can be in some wild desert country in < 2 hours.
Quick Access to Hatch
The crazy mix of people who live here.
I am always amazed by natives who can live anywhere else. I've done it but I was miserable.
Home at last!
WHAT IS THERE NOT TO LIKE ABOUT MY HOME STATE ? Having traveled through 49 of the states in America...This is still the place for me. Everything mentioned above is exactly why I love this state..Happy Birthday! New Mexico!. Could it be better...I suppose it could. If only our legislators would clean up their egotistic corruption that stains our beautiful state.
I love the fact that we're usually about ten or so years behind the rest of the modern, civilized world in most everything... 2022 here we come!
The light in the sky is simply amazing!
Somewhere in New Mexico is a similar climate to any/everywhere else...
a diverse popuation of tolerant and friendly folks...
and when the Pit is really rocking...
it's like no other place on Earth!
"I shot the ball, and it went in." - Rob Robbins
The Weather and Food.
I love that we live in a state where I can go to the lake and ride my jet ski in the summer, Ride my quad in the spring and fall, and snowboard in the winter. All four seasons are defined, but never extreme.
The food is the best in the world, no matter what your in the mood for. All Local places.
Mexican: Los Cuate's/Padilla's/Sadie's/El Modelo, etc
BBQ: Quarters, Rudys, Whole Hog
Breakfast Burritos: Frontier/Golden Pride/Sandia Chile Grill
I know I missed a bunch, but Its obvious I love food here.
A MILE HIGH AND LOUDER THAN
Red or green enchiladas... the people.
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