I am less angry in the desert while in the summer time in ALBQ versus Phoenix

I used to believe summer time was the best season, however that care about ended when I moved to the southwest in high school.

My dad was working for an IT company that decided to open its new corporate headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Right before they were set to open, they decided to send my dad & a slew of others there when they initially failed to hire enough new employees for the facility. He wasn’t happy, & neither was my mother. As part of the Phoenix metropolitan area, Scottsdale is in an typical desert temperature. Temperatures can exceed 110 degrees in the summer time season while in the worst heat waves, with temperatures as high as 115 being possible as well. Both of us started taking trips to NM after my Grandfatherrents moved there for their retirement. They bought a condominium in the Ladera West neighborhood of Albuquerque, right between the Ladera Golf Course & the Petroglyph National Monument. The first thing I noticed when every one of us visited Albuquerque was how much cooler the air felt to my skin compared to the city every one of us had just left minutes prior before getting onto Interstate 40 & heading east into NM. My sibling & I spent a summer time staying without our Grandfatherrents & every one of us had a blast compared to Phoenix. Temperatures were in the low 90s, which is comparatively wonderful when you consider the 112 degree summer time Phoenix recently had. If you want to live in the desert without melting into a puddle, Albuquerque is a wonderful option. Although the real estate market is getting tighter here like it is in every other major American city after the COVID pandemic.


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