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Things I Learned on My Summer Vacation

I'm back at work after spending a week or so traversing the state in pursuit of great beer, live music, and general conviviality.  While I was successful in those efforts, I also got some education.

Here are just a few things that I learned:

1) I think I could probably handle the weather in Kandahar.  Evidence: Mike and I picked the HOTTEST day of the year to go to Summerfest in Milwaukee. The high last Thursday was 104 degrees. And because admission was free from noon to three, we were there at the hottest time of the day. (Note to military recruiters--I sunburn easily and am a bad choice for Afghanistan deployment).

2) Beer gets warm really  quickly when the temp goes above 100.  (See #1)

3) It is illegal to ride your bike on the freeway. Actually I  knew this, but never saw it with my own eyes before. On the interstate near LaCrosse: a guy in a vibrant tie dyed shirt pulled over by the State Patrol.  The bike had a kickstand and was on the side of the road. The suspect was talking on a cell phone. I would have love to have been listening in on that one.

4) The fine for riding your bike on the freeway in Wisconsin is not less than $20 or more than $40 for a first offense. (I looked it up.)

5) It is hard to take pictures of the full moon from a moving car with a windshield full of bugs. (See photo).



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