The scenery. Solely the scenery. This morning, we had an incredible horizon-to-horizon blue sky, with a smattering of retreating stormclouds off to the east. Just friggin' gorgeous. And I'm located in a notoriously non-scenic area of the state, so you know the rest is just breathtakingly beautiful.

Favorite areas for scenery: White Sands National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, the Sangre de Christo Mountains, and particularly, the Sacramento Mountains in the southeastern part of the state.