And with stories to tell

This year's photos look a lot like last year's photos, although I did skip the visuals of me lying on the sofa watching the 143-minute DVD of Neil Diamond: Hot August Night NYC—Live from Madison Square Garden, as well the incriminating evidence of my father assassinating the gophers that have been basking in the glories of his vegetable garden (RIP). We also went tubing on the Wolf River—where a regrettable decision to be bound to the beer cooler cost me not one but two cans of beer, my hat, and my sunscreen—and then we visited a grass-fed beef farm and came face-to-face with cows! Don't let anybody tell you there's nothing to do in Wisconsin.