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May 10, 2013 - Day 12: Green Bay and on to Michigan
Marge got us off to a wonderful start with Denver omelets and English muffins! We warmed ourselves in front of their fireplace before we pulled out. Wonderful visit with great friends! One of my bucket list items was to see a game at Lambeau field. Well, I didn't see a game today, but we did tour the stadium! Grant, our guide, was so enthusiastic and made the tour fun and informative. Ralph took a ton of photos. We walked through the tunnel and heard the music they play for the team when they're heading to the field. We also got to sit in...Jump to full entry
Jul 16, 2012 - Green Bay, WI
I posted the Green Bay city photos last as we were still exploring at the time I posted the Stadium and Train Museum photos. We visited Green Bay the city on a Sunday afternoon and it was very quiet with little to no traffic. It is not a large city and it does not seemed to be an "Urban" beehive. But it does have a combination of old and modern buildings. The University of Wisconsin- Green bay campus is substantial and appears to be able to provide a strong local educational presence. Regards, Carol and SteveJump to full entry
Jul 15, 2012 - Visiting Green Bay – Train Museum , WI
The National Train Museum is just a few blocks north of where we are staying. When you grow up just three blocks from the tracks with steam engines swishing and swooshing and clanging and banging you can’t resist peeking back into that history. There were three very interesting trains: the “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” the “Big Boy” and the French Friendship train. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Built for the London and North Eastern Railway in 1937, this locomotive was originally numbered 4496 and named Golden Shuttle. It was renamed Dwight D....Jump to full entry
Jul 14, 2012 - Visiting Green Bay - Lambeau Stadium
Although we do not follow professional football closely, we wanted to visit the stadium of one of the National Football League’s oldest football teams. We were asked by the tour guide, who are the oldest teams? That would be (1) The Cardinals – 1898 - started in Chicago (2) the Bears – 1919 - started in Decatur, IL, (3) the Packers -1919 – started in Green Bay, WI. The tour showed us around the stadium, explained the team history and we even got to run out the player’s tunnel onto the field. The field is beautifully green and was installed...Jump to full entry
Sep 21, 2011 - Lambeau Field
We began today in Appleton, WI, south of Kewaunee but still in Kewaunee County, as Dan visited The History Museum ($7.50 admission). Appleton is the hometown of Magician Extraordinaire Harry Houdini and the "Castle" gathers, interprets, and disseminates information related to his life and career. The A.K.A. Houdini exhibit lets the visitor experience some of Houdini's tricks of the trade through hands-on activities. We then drove to Green Bay for a tour of Lambeau Field, a mecca for Green Bay Packer fans! The escorted tour by stadium guides...Jump to full entry
Aug 25, 2011 - "Titletown" - Lambeau Field!
The winds have died down and it was an absolutely gorgeous day here in Kewaunee! Today was our day to drive into Green Bay and visit Lambeau Field and tour the stadium. We are NOT Green Bay Packer fans; but truly football fans! And even if NOT a Packer fan, how can one not appreciate where it all really began for those of us who love the game? A bit about Green Bay though, even though we devoted our entire day to the stadium, its history is certainly an interesting one. Originally called La Baye Verte and was a safe haven on Lake...Jump to full entry
Aug 15, 2011 - Green Bay
August 13, 2011 We had a great breakfast (brunch) with our hosts family. This was departure day. We were going to do a little more water skiing, but the weather did not cooperate. We departed about noon and traveled to Green Bay. At Green Bay we walked along the lake front and through the very busy amusement park. It was so busy, we wondered if this was a special day. We asked at the ticket office and we learned that almost every day is this busy. We then looked at ticket prices and discovered why it is busy. Tickets sell for 25 cents!...Jump to full entry
Jul 23, 2011 - West by Northeast
After a day of rest during which we mostly avoided being in the car, celebrated my younger sister's birthday, and apparently, on my part, became a terrifying figure to my nieces and nephew, we started in earnest today on our westward journey (yes, we have already traveled about 1,000 miles of the 3,000 or so it takes to cross the country from coast to coast, but the first part sort of doesn't count). We picked up our niece, henceforth to be referred to as G, at Midway airport, and hopped in the car, heading... north. One of my perhaps more...Jump to full entry
Jun 13, 2011 - Michigan and Wisconsin...
Wednesday, June 8, was a day of travel and trying to avoid the traffic congestion of Indianapolis. In doing so we got lost which allowed us the privilege of seeing the back roads of Indiana. What saved the day was arriving at our friends’, Helen and Jerry, who summer in Michigan in a gorgeous house on Lake Sugar Springs. It was fun to hear their stories about their travels in May on the Amazon in South America. That evening we ate a wonderful dinner Helen prepared on the patio overlooking the water. The next day we took the Harley off the...Jump to full entry
Oct 15, 2010 - Lambeau Field - Home of the Green Bay Packers
Today's adventure took us across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan alone the north shore of Lake Michigan and down the east side of the lake to Green Bay. Most of the trip was flat country bordered by pine trees. When we arrived at Green Bay, we visited Lambeau Field (Home of the Green Bay Packers) and took a guided tour of the stadium. We first went to the 6th level (we are familiar with that height from our Colts experience) where we got to go into the Green Bay Suite (largest suite in the stadium). From there our guide explained the...Jump to full entry
Aug 18, 2010 - Green Bay Wi.
If you look at the pictures first you might think there is only Cheese Factories, and Packer football. Well there are paper mills, lumber mills, and a shipping port here, there unemployment is only 6.5%. But the Dairy farms and the packer network provide quiet a few jobs. The packers are owned by the people, Not owned by a person or Corp. They are self supporting and do not depend on the city or anyone else. They have hundred's of visitor's a day. They host various activities in the atrium, and the legions rooms. They have had 35 wedding so...Jump to full entry