149“No time like the present to introduce your kids to the wonderful world of horse gambling,” suggests Ean Vent (aka Randal Pope), who recommends a trip to Emerald Downs as an ideal family day outing in his book, Dad Duty Seattle: Dad-tested Kid-approved Adventures That Won’t Bore Your Socks Off.

If you want to hit a homerun this Father’s Day, we suggest picking up copy of this hilarious field guide. According to Vent, any destinations ending in “rium” or “seum” must be strictly avoided. His recommendations include the Greenwood Car Show, ‘Funtazia Daze Ya’ and a city dump run, as all score high marks on the author’s “Bore-O-Meter,” a formula which takes into consideration key ingredients such as machinery, loudness and sugar content when evaluating entertainment value.

You can skim the “Cheat Sheet” that includes a quick listing of attractions, along with bore-o-meter ratings, duration and drive time. Just imagine the look on Dad’s face when you suggest family outing at Evergreen Speedway…

Dad Duty Seattle:
Dad-tested Kid-approved Adventures That Won’t Bore Your Socks Off
Available at www.amazon.com