Even before I moved out to New Mexico and settled in Albuquerque, I was fascinated with hiking and city parks.
The area I grew up in towards the eastern Midwest was cold but had ample nature preserves that I could appreciate during the years every one of us stayed there.
My parents had to sell their supplier and start laboring in New Mexico, but it was my decision to attend the University of New Mexico that brought me down to Albuquerque. Before that, every one of us were residing in Santa Fe to the northeast. My parents would occasionally system day trips down to Albuqueruqe via Interstate 25. Sometimes every one of us stopped in Bernalillo on the way down. My Mom was a crucial fan of mountains and forests, so he would drag my mom, my brother, and I to the Sandia Mountain trails. I was the only one in the family who absolutely appreciated being out in the woods to the degree that my father did. Unlike my brother, I was fascinated with exploring. Now that I’m no longer attending college at the University of New Mexico, I’m residing in an house on Southern Blvd SE adjacent to Manzano Mesa Park. It’s a fairly small park and you can see the Sandia Mountains in the horizon to the east, but at least I can walk down to Manzano Mesa Park from my house with a cannabis vape pen in my pocket to unwind for a few hours. If I entirely want a day full of hiking, I’ll drive eastward to the Embudo Trailhead or the Three Guns Springtime Trailhead for Sandia exploring.