Having grown up in Boston with a sports fanatic for a dad, we went to games to spend time with him---I've seen the Patriots play in Fenway Park (yes, I am that old)
|Ironically, I may have been in this photo--there were only 306 people at this game--the snow was up to my knees!|
I've sat in the nose-bleed section in the old Boston Garden watching the likes of Bill Russel and Don Nelson play for the Celtics, and Bobby Orr and Derek Sanderson play for the Bruins.
I am a sports fanatic, and I grew up with a respect for the games, and a love for all the tradition surrounding them.
Moving to California and going to games here is a totally different experience; no one watches the games, they are too busy watching to see if they are on the Jumbo-tron, tossing beach balls in the stands, or talking to their neighbors. Being at a Packers game brought me back to what is so great about sports---watching your team in a driving snow storm, and hoping that they would come out with a win.
|Dr. C. (light coat) and our friend Tony setting up|
|Can you tell it's 28 degrees??|
|A bit windy|
|It's 2 p.m.---the game doesn't start till 7:20 and everywhere you look people are serving food|
|I love the cheesehead!|
|Look at those striped PJ's!|
|These are called Juicy Lucy's----burgers stuffed with Wisconsin cheese|
|These came from the bar across the street where we went to thaw out---in the front---fried cheese curds, in the back fried pickle chips|
|When I asked if I could take photos of their brats, they also wanted me to take their photos!|
|Mean Gene was actually a pussycat---but the game hadn't started yet!|
And we head to Lambeau (about 5 blocks) I'm dragging all this clothing with me, feeling like I weight 40 pounds more than I do on a good day.
|Inside the Stadium|
|This is called a "Packer Pride"--it's a brat stuffed with a hot dog and wrapped in bacon, topped with onions, sauerkraut, mustard, and pickles|
|Grilling those Packer Prides|
|Sausage and Peppers|
|How about desert---there was a desert station that was about 10 yards long!|
|Couldn't resist this, it's a "Cheesecake"|
The stadium is beautiful---what was shocking is that all the seats are aluminum benches (not seats) I think the body heat in the stadium probably causes fog when it's as cold as it was Sunday night.
|This was an outnumbered Lions fan|
|I loved the fur hats--this guy sat in front of us|
|A sea of cheeseheads!|
Here are a few more snaps from our trip---it was so much fun, and I'm grateful to our friends Tony and Penny for being such great hosts---I'm not taking them to see a Chargers game, though!
|Dr. C. and I above the Mighty Mississippi---me in my Michelin man coat|
Wishing you a great weekend.