New Mexico April 18, 2016
Here Are 15 Signs You Have Spent Way Too Much Time In New Mexico
Can you really spend too much time in New Mexico? Probably not. But going somewhere unfamiliar does remind you of the differences between states, or even countries. Travel also makes you appreciate all the great things about New Mexico. Here are some signs that you’ve spent an extended period of time in the Land of Enchantment.
1. You expect your phone or navigation system to butcher most street names.
2. You’ve replaced at least one windshield due to damage from rocks.
3. When driving, you’re skilled at dodging tumbleweeds, coyotes, and suicidal bunnies...
4. ...And at hitting the brakes promptly when you spy a roadside vendor.
5. You tell out-of-state visitors that a dish isn’t hot, only to have them respond as if they licked this!
6. When someone confuses Mexican and New Mexican cuisine, you respect them a little less.
7. You discuss chile on a weekly – or more frequent – basis.
8. You know the location of every Blake’s within 50 miles.
9. You don’t find it strange that houses made from mud usually cost more.
10. You’re accustomed to the temperature varying by 20-30 degrees in the course of one day.
11. You’re frustrated, but not surprised, when your elected officials – from either party - are accused of corruption.
12. You assume construction barrels are a permanent fixture rather than a temporary inconvenience.
13. You chuckle when someone refers to a “mountain” that is lower than 4000 feet.
14. You forget that most people aren't surrounded by scenery like this.
15. Just the thought of leaving New Mexico makes you miss it already.
When was the last time you left New Mexico?