The weather is FINALLY cooling off, and our air conditioners can take a break from cooling off our homes. This is one of the reasons why I love the fall. I really don’t like being too hot, or too cold, for that matter. If I could live in a world where it’s either spring or fall year-round, I’d be pretty happy.
While there’s a ton of fun things to do during the summer, there’s still plenty of things to do in the cooler weather. For instance, I like taking my son to car shows, and they’re super popular in the summer. But it can be uncomfortable walking around outside in a hot parking lot on a sweltering hot day. So, when there’s a car show in the fall, it’s so nice to be outdoors, looking at beautiful cars.
However, I’m always on the lookout for other fun and family-friendly activities to take my son to. Things that might interest him and that won’t break the bank for me. I want these kinds of outings to add to his happy memories.
Finding Family-Friendly Fall Activities
How do I find activities or outings that I can take my son to? Facebook is by far the most popular. In fact, it’s how I found out about the recent Albuquerque Taco & Margarita Festival, the Albuquerque Oktoberfest, and the Rio Rancho Oktoberfest all taking place the first weekend in October. I also get ideas for events to go to by flipping through local magazines, such as ABQ the Magazine. Word of mouth is another great resource too. You may have coworkers or friends who know of an event that you haven’t gone to or heard of before.
This week is the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which is always a huge attraction for Duke City. Not only do New Mexicans attend, but visitors from across the globe come to see hot air balloons of all shapes and colors fill up the early morning sky.
Are you taking the kiddos treat-or-treating? This year is different than last year, for sure. We can now once again go door to door and collect candy for the kids to eat right away and parents to steal later. Last year, I took my son to my parents’ street for trick-or-treating, and there were neighbors in their driveways handing out sweet treats to eager kids. Some neighbors accepted kids at their door too.
Don’t Feel Safe Trick-Or-Treating? Try Trunk-Or-Treating Instead!
But if going from door to door still gives you that iffy feeling, then consider going trunk-or-treating. There’s plenty of businesses, such as daycares and churches, that like to host these kinds of events. The premise is the same as traditional treat-or-treating, except you do it out of the trunk of your car in a parking lot.
Now let’s talk about a couple of things to do if you want to go out without the kids this month. There’s the 10th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is being put on by both Pride & Equality Magazine and New Mexico Entertainment Magazine. Have you ever done the Time Warp? Are you curious what it is? I won’t spoil anything for you, but I’ve seen stage performances of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and it never disappoints!
There’s also the Boo & Brew at Cottonwood Mall on October 23rd from 3-7 pm. Adults will be able to have alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, and hard cider while enjoying live music. I don’t know about you, but this mommy could really go for a drink during the day. Remember, if you plan on attending and drinking, make sure you have a friend or relative with you, so you have a safe ride home.
Fall Is One Of Our Favorite Seasons Of The Year!
Fall is a favorite season for the team with Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling. We love getting out and enjoying the fun activities the season has to offer, along with the cooler weather. And of course, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays to enjoy. We hope that everyone is able to find a pumpkin patch to frolic in, an apple orchard to skip through, and a warm cup of cocoa (or cider) waiting for them each and every day this fall.