I have been reading all different threads on this site. There where many negative opinions, but enough positives that I decided to fly out there two weeks ago and I have to say that: I LOVE ABQ!
There were some crazy things like: practically every major intersection is totally different. Sometimes there were two left turn lanes OR a divided left turn lane (Not good if you don't know what street you are driving up to.)
The street lights did not come on until it was practically dark.
Again, not good if you don't know.....
Little bitty traffic circles and traffic signs sating to BEAR
Then, my Mom and noticed that the only Drug Stores around were Walgreen's. No CVS, Rite Aid.....
I will admit that I most of the time justifiably got honked at
(Damn Tourists!), but at times it unnerved me and was unjust.
But, even when it was in the 90's, we both could handle the heat
(very low humidity!).
Yeah, it was windy at times, but with the heat, it was a blessing also.
Then, I had read how mean, and Spanish speaking everyone was.
Minus the "Honkers", everyone I talked to were nice and spoke English,
There was even a guy in a truck at a light who saw me pull out a map, he said, "Need any help with directions? I said no, I was just driving around and seeing the sites. He laughed and said "Have a good one!
Then there are the Sandias.....what a treat it was to get up every morning, all day long and at sunset to see those beautiful mountains!
If I got lost, I just looked for the mountains and knew where I was............and where I was going to be moving to soon.
I just have to downsize, pack and I AM COMING!!!!
ABQ may not be perfect but I think I will fit in fine and love it!!!!