i went there for spring break to visit my friend.
it's dry. there are a million stores. there's an excellent candy store called the candy lady that sells alsorts in old town. i ate about twelve pounds of licorice in a week.
there are huuuge mountains (the sandias).
it took me awhile to get used to the no trees/dirt/sandstorms thing.
i don't know if i would want to live there (i'm too new england). but it's not a bad place.