|Jackson, Mississippi, the state capital|
Mississippi has fireflies; New Mexico doesn't.
Mississippi has lots of surface water; New Mexico doesn't. Mississippi has creeks that seem larger than New Mexico's largest river, the Rio Grande. These kinds of comparisons, however, are not that exciting, but kind of necessary to give me a feel for the state.
Then there's the matter of the heat and humidity. It really comes down to July and August, according to some of the locals in Columbus. They say these are the two worst months of the year. It's the same in the part of New Mexico I come from. Mississippi has much higher humidity. New Mexico doesn't. In the hot months of the year it's just a matter of whether you're in a sauna (Mississippi) or an oven (New Mexico). One boils you, the other broils you.
|My house, my car, on my street|