Originally Posted by RF71
Just got back from a vacation in Edgewood. That area is pretty cool, we went to the balloon fiesta, up the Sandia mountain (on the tram one day, and the backside by car another day), Old Town, the zoo, Madrid.
Not being used to the elevation, it was wild to be in the 40's in Edgewood and 60's in Albequerque.
Only one problem the whole time, we got hit by a loose wheel on San Mateo and Gibson.
All in all, it's a nice place to visit. But... the vegetation is bland compared to the east coast, however the lack of annoying insects was nice
Not too brag but I live that every day. I live about 6 miles west of Edgewood. It seems like it is always at least 10 degrees cooler than ABQ. I have seen it as much as 22. I cant remember the last time I saw a bug. Sometimes I have to chase the coyotes out of the yard at night but what the heck.
Hopefully you got the chance to drive over Sandia Crest from Cedar Crest and drop down into Placitas.
The desert is equally as beautiful ( use your imagination
) next time take a drive through it as well. Spring time is great.
I was born and raised is Florida and dont miss it.
I work in Santa Fe and driveup North 14 every day. The views are great. I have seen deer, coyotes, cougar, bear, praire dogs. Be careful if you drive that way, it is a speed trap, I have gotten two tickets in a years time, both for doing 5 or 6 over. I deserved both and still drive 5 or 6 over!