In the classic Beatle song, “Here Come the Sun,” writer George Harrison aptly stated “It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter.” If ever a line described the winter of 2012/13 – that was it. But summer time has finally arrived (I’m pretty sure); schools out, vacations are being planned, and holiday destinations are being scrutinized. Dubuque has so many summer festivals, events, celebrations and parties planned it is hard to decide just when to leave town. It’s good to get away, though, if only for a weekend. With this in mind, we put together a few travel ideas that are only a few hours away by car. That way, you’ll be able to get back home to Dubuque quite quickly and miss the least number of local events.