Albuquerque Apartment Living: April 2018
Welcome to this month's edition of Albuquerque Apartment Living, brought to you by Valley View Villas, our apartments for rent in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This month, we're bringing our residents suggestions for celebrating National Kite Month and National Garlic Month; topics surrounding upcoming holidays like Earth Day and Golfer's Day; movies you might want to check out this month like Super Troopers 2 and Avengers: Infinity War; and book suggestions like North and South and Rebecca. Read on to learn more about these topics in today's blog post.
National Kite Month
Need some weekend plans? Celebrate National Kite Month! Buy a kite and get outside to enjoy some fresh air. Visit Kirkland Park to fly your kite. It has lots of open grassy areas as well as playgrounds for kids. Kirkland Park is about a 6-minute drive from Valley View Villas. Happy National Kite Month!
National Garlic Month
We have the perfect way for you to celebrate National Garlic Month. Make this Easy Garlic Alfredo Tortellini from Damn Delicious! It’s so tasty and is the perfect dinner dish to whip together. You’ll need the following ingredients: refrigerated three cheese tortellini, unsalted butter, cloves garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, all-purpose flour, milk, half and half, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and fresh parsley leaves.
Will you be visiting a local golf course to celebrate Golfer’s Day on April 10th? Check out the University of New Mexico Golf Course to celebrate! “Since it was officially opened in 1967, The Championship Golf Course has been one of the finest facilities of its kind nationwide. It has been nationally recognized by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the top-25 public courses in the country, and in January of 1991 Golfweek Magazine rated all public and private courses in the country by state, and dubbed The Championship Course the number one course to play in New Mexico.” The University of New Mexico Golf Course is about a 5-minute drive from Valley View Villas. Happy Golfer's Day!
Will you celebrate Earth Day this year on April 22nd? Celebrate Earth Day by taking care of our environment. Here’s a list of suggestions on how you can celebrate: ride your bike to work, go paperless, update your lightbulbs to eco-friendly options, get outside, donate old clothes or items rather than throwing them away, and start recycling if you don't already. You can also celebrate by visiting the BioPark. They have some fun activities going on. Check it out on their website! The BioPark is about an 11-minute drive from Valley View Villas. Happy Earth Day!
Check out Super Troopers 2 this month on Friday, April 20. “When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers are tasked with establishing a Highway Patrol station in the disputed area.” Super Troopers 2 looks like a great weekend movie to see. Buy your tickets online today!
Avengers: Infinity War comes out this month! Check it out this month after Friday, April 27. “The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.” Buy your tickets online for a great weekend.
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
“When her father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the North of England. Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton, Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of local mill workers and develops a passionate sense of social justice. This is intensified by her tempestuous relationship with the mill-owner and self-made man John Thornton, as their fierce opposition over his treatment of his employees masks a deeper attraction.”
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
“The unnamed narrator arrives at Manderley, an impressive country estate, after marrying Maxim de Winter, the owner and heir to the property. She is soon tormented by the memory of Maxim’s first wife, Rebecca. The neighbors, guests, and servants are all devoted to the memory of Rebecca, but no one is more devoted than the twisted Mrs. Danvers. As the mysteries pile up, the narrator begins to wonder if marrying Maxim and coming to Manderley was a big mistake.”