A weekend away from the farm is perfectly and easily spent locally for a staycation in Boise, Idaho at The Grove Hotel. Perfectly situated in the heart of downtown Boise, The Grove Hotel has a completely remodeled lobby, bar, and restaurant.

A couple of weekends ago my farmer and I had the chance to head an hour from the farm for a night out on the town with our friends. (Fellow parents of young girls who were also desperate for some adult / no-children-allowed time.) We all decided that an overnight in Boise would be best so that nobody had to worry about driving home so late at night. We booked our rooms at The Grove Hotel knowing how well situated it is within the downtown scene and it's close proximity to all the yummy food and drink places we love to frequent...and we were even able to explore some we've never been to. We were not disappointed!

Upon arrival the hotel was buzzing with all the guests. The Grove Hotel is attached to the Century Link Arena and with the college basketball tournament going on you could feel the fun energy of the weekend. We quickly got checked in and headed to the 13th floor to our room. We were so high up and had a great view of downtown Boise. We could see the foothills and all the lights and it was pretty obvious we were no longer in Kansas...on the farm.

I took to getting ready, and because my farmer doesn't like to wait around he immediately put on his swimming shorts and one of the plush robes in our room and took off for the hot tub. That guy never misses an opportunity to wear a robe. It's just one of the 2094820 reasons he makes me laugh and I adore him. Just as I finished up, my farmer got back, changed, and we headed downstairs to enjoy some beverages at The Bar (literally called The Bar) while we waited for our partners in crime, Kath and Stephen.

Our friends are fully responsible for the idea behind our date night. Kath and Stephen came prepared with a little baggy full of slips of paper with different bars / restaurants to keep us busy throughout the night. We were to enjoy appetizers and one beverage at each location. Then it was time to draw another slip and be on our way.

We started at the new restaurant, Trillium. To say the cocktails were as delicious as they were beautiful is an understatement! I enjoyed the French 75 (highly recommend!) as well as a cocktail I can't remember the name of...oh no! But also delicious and also the cocktail in the picture. Kath and I even ate the flower - moms on the town are wild like that. And don't worry - we ate too. The charcuterie board was perfect for sharing. Once that was devoured we bid farewell to our funny server, Ronnie (not his real name...we just called him that because we're obnoxious), and headed via scooters to our next food and beverage location.

We continued all over town for the next several hours and made it back to The Grove at a respectable hour. Not too early...not too late. LIE! It was soooo late, but we were having such a good time. The best part about it being so late was knowing we didn't have to drive home. We could enjoy the evening knowing that we had a beautiful, comfortable room waiting for us back at the hotel. Thank God, because we were wiped.

The next morning we slept in (7:30 am is sleeping in) and made it back to Trillium for a delicious breakfast. My Farmer had biscuits and gravy (because that's what farmers eat) and my eggs / bacon / potatoes didn't disappoint either.

And while we would have loved to stay at least three more nights, we had to get back to our babies. But friends - a singular date night on the town can quickly remind you of what it was like before kids...even with the early wake-up. And double-bonus if you get to stay at a fun, beautiful, downtown hotel.

A huge thank you to The Grove Hotel for helping us to feel / act 25 again.