1. You know what “Christmas” is.
And you know it isn’t a holiday. Can’t make up your mind if you want red or green chile on those huevos? Then you want Christmas.
2. You snicker to yourself when visitors struggle with the altitude.
When visitors struggle to breathe walking around the block you feel a secret superiority. New Mexico is one of the top five states with the highest average elevation in the nation and we range up to over 13,000 feet. Once when we were hiking in another state, a guide warned us that the trail would reach to 7,500 feet and that we should be careful. My daughter piped up “Our house is at 7,500 feet. This will be easy.” And it was.