For the last couple of years around the 4th of July I have taken a bicycle ride out to the area where I grew up. It’s a nice ride out to Eagle Heights through Shorewood Hills and University Houses. I stop off at a couple of places and walk around the woods. I also park my bike at Picnic Point and hike the trails before I head home. This time I brought lunch and stopped for a picnic of sorts at Brittingham Park along Monona Bay. Days like this are what I live for and luckily for me, I get to do this often.