It is tradition to be up at my father’s cabin in Chetek, WI for the 4th of July. Here is a great example of how the midwest really utilizes the hundreds of thousands of lakes that are frozen in the winter.  All it takes is two days of sunny 65 degree weather and no more ice on the lake and our coolers are packed, BBQs set up and we are out on the water.  Just another reason why we are such a friendly bunch of Americans.