What a difference a year makes! Last year on Independence Day Noelle, Sierra and I were in the birthplace of our nation: Philadelphia. We took the train down into Center City and made our way through throngs of people to watch fireworks from the rooftop deck of my brother's apartment. This year, however, was much different. We spent the day in the quiet woods of northern Wisconsin with a quick trip into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for a visit to Pemene Falls on the Menominee River.