Saturday, August 24, 2013

Green Bay, Wisconsin…

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Green Bay WI 033We left Door County and pointed Abbey south for the short 42 mile drive over to Green Bay, Wisconsin where we are staying at the Oneida Casino RV lot. We didn’t know what to really expect as their website didn't give us a real feel for the camping area.. As we drove in we saw there were a total of 10 spots with 30 amp electricity behind the Bingo Hall on a loop rode. Each site had a picnic table and nice grassy area. The challenge was all the spots are parallel to the road and there were already six  occupied sites. This left four spaces open for us, no problem right?  … Well the only problem was the spots are probably about 50 feet long Green Bay WI 041and they are end to end so each of the remaining sites had an RV both in front of and in back of them meaning we had to parallel park the RV… YIKES!!! After much consternation Abbey was parked and all set up. Whew!

First on our agenda was to go check out the football stadium, Lambeau Field, the place that put Green Bay on our radar as a fun place to visit.. We easily found a parking space in front of the Pro Shop and got out to walk around a bit.While milling around we discovered there was a pre-season game the next day. We decided that it would be fun to attend a tailgate at Packer stadium even if we weren’t going to go to the game. We left Lambeau knowing we would be back.

Next we ventured into the town of Green Bay to get our bearings  and as luck would have it we stumbled upon Titletown Brewery right about happy hour time… We couldn’t have planned it better. Out front of the brewery stands a statue of Donald Driver catching a football that is about 25 feet tall (forgot to take a picture so I borrowed one from the web). They love their Packers here. We settled down at the bar near the corner and I had a very nice Green 19 IPA and Sharon had a tasty Stout.

imageA couple sat next to us and we struck up a conversation. They were our age and told us a lot about Green Bay.  They also explained they were here for a snack and drinks prior to a free outdoor concert being held right next door at Leicht Park this evening. Score! We  decided to stay and have a couple more crafted beverages and share a nice artichoke cheese dip appetizer (plenty for two).  We had a great chat with our new friends, Mary Kay and Mike Pfeiffer. What a fun couple!

After a few fun photos and exchange of contact information, we all walked next door where the “Johnny Wad” band had just kicked into high gear.  They specialize in playing best rock songs of the 70's, 80's and 90's.  We have to admit they put on a really great show… There was a huge turnout for this group and this high energy band had their fans up on their feet from the get go…

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Yep we are really liking this small town called Green Bay!

19 comments:

  1. You just moving right along and having fun.
    Good job parking your coach.

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  2. Don't stay around there too long, or you might become a cheese head! :)

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    1. we are trying real careful Judy but these people around here are super friendly...

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    2. He has nerves of steel...I was on pins and needles!

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  3. Rats. I would have paid to see you parallel park that rig. How many tries? JK

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  4. Sounds like you are having all kinds of fun in Green Bay. It's a great time of year to be there. Enjoy!

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    1. It's not Oregon but it is pretty nice...

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  5. You should have parallel parked it with the car attached just for the added challenge.

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    1. Call me. I HAVE to see that! Make sure there's plenty of beer around.

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    2. Just saw one of the Dos Equis commercials where "The Most Interesting Man In The World" once parallel parked a train and here you are stressing about a motor home.

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  6. Loving your blog! It was so nice to meet you and an absolute pleasure to do your hair at y school on Friday! I am having so much fun reading about your adventures and I'm finding that I have visited a lot of the same places around the great lakes! Pictured Rocks and the Apostle Islands were 2 of our favorite spots to visit and to hike at. My dad grew up in Ontonagon,MI so the Porccupine Mountains have been a regular spot to visit since I was little. Also, Door County is one of my absolute favorite spots to spend a weekend away around here! I hope you enjoyed Green Bay and I wish you happy and safe travels!

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    1. I love my haircut! You made the visit such a treat...Thank you! So glad you visited the blog and commented.....it made my day!

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  7. Years ago the Packer Hall of Fame was in a separate building, not part of Lambeau Field. That statue you saw used to be in front of the Hall of Fame. I'm glad it found a new home. Green Bay is a fun town, and it's an amazing experience to be there when the Packers are playing.

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  8. I would not have slept the night before If I knew that i would have to parallel park the RV the next day. Glad it worked out!

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    1. I am not anxious to do it again anytime soon lol!

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  9. I just parked in the exact spot some days ago, I went to see the tailgate party but not to the game.

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