When I was a kid, my parents took me to the city every weekend to have fun.
We were only a couple of miles away from downtown Albuquerque.
There were always fun activities happening in the city. It didn’t matter if it was the weekend or a weekday. There was always something fun to do in Albuquerque. One year my family took my brother and I to a park in Albuquerque. We were supposed to spend the whole day at the park. The weather was a comfortable 90° on that day and the Sun was shining brightly. There were a couple of storm clouds in the area, but the forecast was not for rain. My family and I were all surprised when rain started to fall. We immediately had to go back to the house because of the weather. I remember that day very well, because that was the first time I ever realized that my mom and dad used recreational marijuana. My brothers and I were supposed to be taking a nap and my parents were outside on the porch. I smelled a strange and bizarre odor coming from outside. When I opened the door, my mom and dad were standing outside with a marijuana joint. They quickly told me to go back inside of the house, but I already knew they were using marijuana and there was no need to hide it from my brothers and I anymore. These days, Albuquerque, New Mexico is a place where marijuana is legal for recreational and medical use. There isn’t really any reason for anyone to hide use of the legal plant.