Last summer I wrote about Boise’s Best Family Staycation. We’ve been itching for warm weather just to repeat the experience and temperatures last week reached the triple digits, so over the weekend we returned to the The Riverside Hotel to kick off the summer. Through my exhaustive and laborious research, I’ve determined that there are right and wrong ways to go about the staycation with kids. It’s an art, really. Here are my findings:
|Yes, I recommend the sangria.|
|Yes, I let her win.|
|Matthew Tutsky preps his harp to accompany the Riverside’s killer brunch. |
The harp pairs well with bottomless mimosas.
5. Be Weather Independent: In the days leading up to our staycation, the forecast changed dramatically. Gone were the triple digit days, replaced by predictions in the low seventies. Instead of whining about the weather, we embraced it and NEWS FLASH: It turns out that one can still get a respectable sunburn with temperatures in the low seventies. It was an ideal day for hanging out by the pool, enough sun to warm me but not so much as to turn me into a wilted, sweaty mess, which has never been my best look. My daughters didn’t mind, happy for the opportunity to frolic in a pool and hot tub no matter the temperature, in that steel-skinned oblivion to cold that only children seem to possess. The weather might have scared off others, as we had the pool largely to ourselves, which worked out just fine. The point is that you can’t control the weather, so there’s no point in worrying about it. Commit to having fun, come what may.