August 8, 2006. Here we are in state #47.

Ron and I started camping together 30 years ago with a trip to New York and Pennsylvania, today we entered Wisconsin, our 47th US state together.


Our first stop is Sturgeon Bay, on Green Bay (the waterway) about 40 miles from Green Bay (the city,) which will give us a chance to visit Green Bay - home of the Packers!


On Wednesday we drove to Green Bay and visited Lambeau field, home of the Packers. We had a spot of lunch and did some sight-seeing and shopping around the stadium.

Built in 1957 Lambeau field is the oldest NFL stadium in the US and has been expanded over the years to double the seats and add shops, restaurants and a museum.

We couldn't get on the field without taking a tour, so we had to be content with the inside of the stadium.


The stadium seats 72,000 and all seats are sold out on a season ticket basis. The population of Green Bay is 102,000. So, about 70% of the people in Green Bay have season tickets to see the Packers? This is really a football city!


Our second stop in Wisconnsin was Chippewa Falls. Gertting around town was pretty confusing because street names and numbers come and go, making it hard to navigate.

We found ourselves in the middle of the annual "clean water" fesival in downtown Chippewa Falls. A clean water festival consists of a parade of all candidates in the current elections after which everyone heads to the local brewery (Leinenkugel ) for a free beer tasting.

Goodbye, Wisconsin, and thanks for all the beer!



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