It was in full sunshine with no natural shade of any kind, as well as I had no complications staying cool in the summer time with a quality window air conditioning.
Living in the southwest has been full of ups as well as downs. When I originally came out here for college, I landed in Phoenix, AZ. For a boy who was used to cold winters as well as mild summers, Phoenix was absolutely brutal. Many summer time days saw highs drift close to 110 degrees. And since the neighborhood is in the middle of the desert, there aren’t cool breezes or cold temperature spells throughout the summer. I suffered in Phoenix for five years before I couldn’t take it any longer. You end up relying on air conditioning as much as you rely on water, although evaporative cooling is possible whenever the humidity level is below 50%. With this experience, moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico was surprising to me. I was shocked that summer time temperatures rarely went over 95 degrees, even at their hottest moments. My old apartment on Lomas Boulevard was within view of the University of New Mexico, but it was also close enough to Old Town that I could get there on foot. It was in full sunshine with no natural shade of any kind, as well as I had no complications staying cool in the summer time with a quality window air conditioning. By the time I obtained our first house, I had access to a quality air conditioning that made it even more comfortable residing in this area. Albuquerque is by far our favorite neighborhood in the southwest. Living in Phoenix felt love torture as well as there weren’t any natural attractions comparable to Sandia Peak as well as the other mountains that wrap around Albuquerque to the west as well as to the east.