I have had the privilege of living in more than four odd states for longer than a year or several, and countless others for shorter periods of time.
- I had a job with a songs promoter that traveled the country to put on shows for giant touring acts.
When I was young and only wanted to have fun, it was a great job and life if you could be pleased with so much transience. I suppose that sort of lifestyle is amazing for someone in their 20s, but I was starting to get sick of it after a few years of constant travel. While I was toiling a gig in California, I met this amazing girl who was visiting the area from Albuquerque, NM. She and her buddy were on trip, enjoying the sunny beaches in San Diego. After we hit it off so well, she told myself and others to visit her in Albuquerque if I could find a way to get out there. I started saving for the next few weeks and got enough money together to take a bus down interstate 40 heading east through Flagstaff, AZ before I finally reached the NM border and then finally Albuquerque. I found a pay iphone and called her to tell her that I was in the historic Old Town Plaza where the flags of Spain, Mexico, the United States, and NM are constantly on display. She picked myself and others up in her vehicle and we ventured off into the evening, visiting West Mesa and Los Volcanos before stopping off the side of the Coronado freeway to look at the stars in the moonlit sky. Although we ended up going our separate ways, I will never forget the time I spent with that girl in Albuquerque all of those years ago.