Another plus of the state was the amazing food and legal weed shops.
I don’t really pay attention when my girlfriend books trips for us. She just tells me where I am going, how long I am going and what to pack. When my girlfriend mentioned New Mexico, I stupidly thought we were going to Mexico. I was picturing really hot weather, dry sand and authentic Mexican food. I also was prepared to mainly stay in the hotel because of the dangers. Rather than a long plane ride down to Mexico, it was a short trip to New Mexico. I quickly felt dumb when I realized she was talking about one of hte U.S states. I am thankful we ended up going there instead. Obviously the state is extremely safe and the people are friendly. The weather is hot, but not extremely so. There were tons of things to do too. I found the local hiking trails really cool. The Volcanoes Day Use Area at Petroglyph National Monument has a tow mile hiking loop that I really liked. There was also Sandia Peak Tramway and Bear Canyon Arroyo Open Space that I hiked around. My girlfriend and I loved the scenic walks. None of them were overly gruelling or taxing. The landscapes were just beautiful. We even choose to rent bikes one day and do some of the paved paths. Another plus of the state was the amazing food and legal weed shops. There were tons of wineries that we could taste and purchase their handmade products. I really liked that. It seems like New Mexico had a little something for everyone. I am really glad I got to go there.