Both of us planned our trip out west carefully for weeks prior to our departure. At first we had to make sure the vehicle we were taking would handle the trip. My ancient truck is reaching the 15-year mark and there are over 250,000 miles on it already. Thankfully I have a great mechanic who was able to give me a careful inspection of the vehicle beforehand. The only thing we needed to replace were the front brake pads and he provided to give me a nice deal on them. I had the necessary repairs finished before leaving for the trip. My lady was extremely excited to see Arizona, however I was just as enthusiastic about our drive through NM. I told her that I wanted to stop in Albuquerque to explore Old Town a bit before leaving the state. Not only did we get to explore Old Town and several Native American Pueblos, but we also got to see the Albuquerque Museum. Before leaving the city, we made a point to stop at a beautiful cannabis dispensary to buy a few grams of live rosin cannabis concentrate to dab while we make our way to Phoenix. Luckily there is legal recreational cannabis in both Albuquerque and NM at large, so we didn’t even need a medical marijuana card to buy marijuana products at the dispensary we visited. I hope we get to return to Albuquerque again at some point in the near future, especially if we ever take another trip out to the Southwest. I would like to take a ride up to Sandia Peak to see the view for myself.