To be a kid in the summer

There’s no milk carton race anymore in the Minneapolis Aquatennial because — oh, who knows what the Downtown Council was thinking when trimming the sails of the traditional race.

No matter. Chetek, Wis., steps in as the cardboard boat capital of the area. The town, just south of Barron, hosts LibertyFest each July

You know what screams summer around here? Kids in cardboard boats and a faithful dog leading the way.

Here. Have a summer break.

Eventually, like childhood summers, all cardboard boats must end.