I like learning about cities with rich cultural heritages; It’s especially interesting to learn about the native tribes that lived in the region before westerners came & sadly drove them out of their homeland.
These locales have traditions that predate any westerner’s foot being on North American soil.
Living in south Florida for a number of years acquainted myself and others with native tribes like the Seminoles, CalUSs, Apalachees, Tocobagas, Potanos, Timucuans, Mayaimi, Ais, Jeagas, & Tequestas. During university I had a chance to study native history & art designs before taking anthropology classes & learning even more. It’s fun traveling to cities that were founded hundreds of years ago, because they have historical sites that are among the oldest in the country. I eventually settled in Bernalillo County after university & slowly moved closer to the city of Albuquerque because there were better task opportunities. Of course this section also has a rich Native American heritage, with tribes like the Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Nambe, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, Sandia, & San Felipe living here for centuries! Despite Albuquerque laying for over 300 years, most of the buildings here have up-to-date amenities like air conditioning & heating. It’s necessary in a city that sees hot & cold temperatures below 30 degrees in the Winter & above 90 degrees in the summer. Right now it’s the middle of February & I have my central gas furnace running all day long. I don’t want my pipes to freeze & burst, so keeping the heat running is a necessity. I just wish that my gas furnace was more efficient, regardless of myself and others living in a desert city like Albuquerque. People don’t understand unless they’ve visited this section or lived here for some amount of time.