Early spring winds are whipping the trees in my backyard, twining the leafless branches together with 30-mile-per-hour force before seeming to take a pause, allowing the trees a moment to regroup, then battering them again. My kids, sedentary during the long winter, look at me wearily, as if they wish I were Mother Nature and could offer them sun and warmth.
I try to remind us all that summer is just around the corner, and soon we’ll be searching for ways to stay cool on hot and humid days. But those comments fall flat as I consider how many days will contain the words, “I’m bored,” or “there’s nothing to do.”
A waterpark getaway seems to be the right answer no matter the season. And with eight waterpark resorts in Iowa, it’s easy to plan a quick escape.