Sunday, September 16, 2012

Green Bay, Wisconsin

After seeing the NFL Hall of Fame Jim wanted to visit Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers and maybe Soldiers Field, home of the Chicago Bears. 

We packed up camp and left Uniontown, Ohio on Friday, August 3rd and made it to New Carlisle, Indiana for the night. After a bit of discussion I convinced Jim that driving to Soldiers Field towing a long 5th wheel might not be a good idea. Thankfully he agreed. So we crossed that off the “places to visit list”. It was a good thing because the drive through Chicago was crowded and slow. 

On Saturday August 4th, as we drove through Chicago and headed north, we passed through the town I grew up in, Skokie, Illinois.  I remembered street names but I didn’t recognize anything. I guess it’s just been too many years and a lot of water under the bridge.

After a long day of driving we arrived at a nice campground in DePere, Wisconsin which is about 15-20 miles south of Green Bay. We parked and set things up just in time for the sky to open up with a huge downpour. Our soon to be next door neighbors weren’t so fortunate.
View from our campsite

We spent three days in and around Green Bay. We toured Lambeau Field and went to a Green Bay Packer practice game at the Ray Nitschke Field.  Green Bay has some diehard Packer fans and their stadium and gift shop are spectacular. Even the practice game was filled to capacity with crowds lining the fence outside! On one of our trips to town Jim spotted a Victory Motorcycle dealer so we had to stop and check out their stock of Victorys and he ended up buying a jacket and tee shirt. Once again he was wishing he had the bike with us on the trip.
First floor of Packer Pro shop

View of field from private box.

Pro Shop in brick building

Packers arriving for practice.

Crowd outside Ray Nitschke Field.

Good night Lambeau Field

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