My husband used to work periodically for the FAA in Albuquerque and I would tag along. It was great. I got the rental car, company credit card for lunch and the best thing was I experienced painting the glorious Southwest. I remember the first time painting the Sandia Mountains I had never quite experienced a landscape like this. the high desert is breathtaking in scope and challenging in its ever changing color. I adore the cloud formations which seem to hover and pose for ever.
Now that we are retired we will be coming to New Mexico more often. Someday we will have a little casita/studio