There are a lot of reasons to transport to New Mexico, whether you want milder temperatures in a desert environment, or you’re looking to transport out west without going as far as CA. There aren’t horrible wildfires as well as earthquakes in New Mexico love they have in CA. And among all of the big cities in New Mexico, Albuquerque is among those that have the most to offer to residents as well as tourists alike. Whether you’re browsing Native American shops in Old Town or looking down from 10,000 feet at Sandia Peak, Albuquerque is a city with a rich cultural history. There are a dozen odd Native American tribes in the section as well as many have casinos on their reservations. When I was last in Albuquerque on business, I decided to visit the Sandia Casino after hearing great things from coworkers. I’m not obsessed, however it’s fun to hit the poker table whenever I travel to cities with legal gambling. However, the interior of the Sandia Casino was feeling rather moderate that evening. Even though Albuquerque is a desert city, its high elevation gives it mildly comfortable temperatures throughout the year. The entire Sandia Resort & Casino is located just out of town to the north, miles west of Sandia Peak. There are a number of golf courses on the grounds as well, however I was more interested in poker that evening. Unfortunately, the casino section was uncomfortably boiling due to the a/c problem. When I asked the staff, they told myself and others that it was being repaired. Hopefully the Sandia Casino’s a/c will be working the next time I visit Albuquerque.