It's getting close to that time of year when the IGRA rodeos start up across North America. If you've never been to one, you're missing a weekend of serious fun; I strongly recommend going to www.igra.com and see which one is closest to you, because it's something I have no doubt whatsoever you will enjoy.
And a special shout-out to my friends at Alberta Rockies Gay Rodeo Association, whose incredible weekends straddle Canada Day and the Fourth of July. Theirs is a weekend long camping adventure, the likes of which just do not compare anywhere on the circuit. Go. Trust me on this. Just go.