Before moving to Albuquerque, I lived along the Gulf of Mexico in an part that was a mere 20 feet above sea level.
Surrounding villages were susceptible to flooding while the mere plan of an oncoming hurricane was enough to put the fear of God in the minds of all the locals in town.
But Albuquerque is a town that is over 5,000 feet above sea level in numerous sites just west of the Sandia Mountains that comprise the town & its suburbs. I was cheerful to be out of the region of hurricanes, however now I had to contend with hotter temperatures & dust storms that would cause me to pause in our tracks & ride them out whenever a single would grip the city. If you struggle with sinus & respiratory flu symptoms like I do, a dust storm can be a extreme threat to your physical health. However, occasionally I get beautiful weather in Albuquerque & can take the Sandia Peak tramway up the side of the mountain range. My preferred cannabis dispensary in Albuquerque is located in Los Volcanes on the opposite side of the town from the Sandia Mountains. I have a cruise across Interstate 40 until I reach the exit for Interstate 25 to take me north. Interstate 25 takes me to the exit for Tramway Road. Taking this east will eventually bring me to the Tramway Trailhead & then the Sandia Peak Tramway. With a cannabis pen in our pocket, there’s no better way to experience the beauty of Albuquerque than from high up in the cable car, 5,000 feet above the city.