New Mexico December 22, 2017
10 Things That Will Always Make New Mexicans Think Of Home
While Dorothy may have thought of her humble Kansas farm while uttering the phrase, “there’s no place like home” in “The Wizard of Oz,” most of us tend to think of our own little corner of the world. If you hail from the great state of New Mexico, then chances are you already know it’s one of the most incredible places in the U.S. in terms of landscapes, culture, history, and food. In fact, these 10 things just might remind you why New Mexico is home.
1. Beautiful, colorful sunsets.
There’s no better way to end a day than by watching one of these slowly dim.
2. Perfectly clear skies.
Looking for a place to do a bit of stargazing? New Mexico is the perfect state to do so since it has some of the darkest skies in the country.
3. Smooth adobe buildings.
Modeled after the architectural style of Pueblo villages, there are no better icons of New Mexico than these because you can find them everywhere.
4. Landscapes that look rugged, dreamy, and full of life.
Where else would you find such a dramatic meeting of earth and sky?
5. Mountains that easily look like a winter wonderland.
Whether you’re thinking of places like Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire, or Red River, these places each showcase the winter beauty you can find here in New Mexico.
6. Dramatic storms brewing on the horizon.
For this, we’re thinking of the summer storms but winter also has its own version we love.
7. A history that is rich and diverse.
History in New Mexico begins well before its 1912 statehood. Visit the pueblos or ancient dwellings for a peek into the lives of those who always called this land home.
8. Traditions old, new, whimsical, and unchanging.
Which traditions remind you of New Mexico?
9. Our own version of Mexican cuisine.
Nothing else quite compares to New Mexican food like stacked enchiladas, Christmas-style sauce, and...
10. And, with that, eating green chile on just about everything.
What can't it go with? It's a sad day when you find out your stash is gone.
Still feeling a bit homesick? No matter where in the world you are, chances are your heart has stayed in the Land of Enchantment. Read
20 Reasons Why My Heart Will Always Be In New Mexico for some reasons you might relate to.