Summer Guide 

BW's Annual Ode to June, July and August

Summers in Boise unfold like a promise. They whisper sweet everythings in our ears (barefoot in the grass, lawn chair in the sun, barbecues and swizzle sticks, tubers in the water). For three glorious months, we bask in the center of our outdoor lives, shedding clothing like an uncomfortable, winter skin. We turn our faces toward the sun, watch the thermometers rise to heavy-sweating level, our stark shadows bent in happy genuflection before us on backyard lawns and sun-drenched mountain slopes.

These long days of summer offer a plethora of warm-weather happenings. For the culturally conscious, outdoor concerts and theater abound. Others can open their drapes and spread out in a sunbeam with some good, summer reading. Maybe take the tykes to the zoo, or pray to the petroleum gods that hitting the open road won't dent the bank account too much. Dermatologists may scowl, but summer calls to the epidermis like a sunny siren. Some wear their tan lines like badges of honor; but the most daring will stand naked, baring everything in the light of the fiery eye in the sky. Here you'll find everything to do under the Idaho sun. Pick carefully. Have fun.

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