When you've been in New Mexico for several years and then you leave, you have an empty spot in your soul. I can't really explain what it is, you just know that where ever you are now is not the same. Good or bad, it's not the same place. Is it the high sierra plains or the yucca plant? Is it the living at 5,000 feet altitude and the mountains are 10,000 feet? Is it the bosque with the 100,000 birds that migrate every year or the black bear that roams Red River and Angle Fire? Maybe it's the cactus and the roadrunner that make this land unique. Maybe it's just the people. People like Rick, Dave, Tom and Alan that make the land special. Girls like Julie, Carm, Michelle, Anne and the rest that make a persons thoughts go back to New Mexico. Whatever it is, the feelings are strong and the want to return to New Mexico cannot be quenched. I love New Mexico.