Our last day in Door County included laundry and a drive up the Peninsula through the towns of Ephraim, Sister Bay, and Ellison Bay. It was a beautiful drive as this part of the country is nearing peak fall foliage. We stopped for lunch at Shoreline Restaurant in Ellison Bay overlooking the western waters of Green Bay.
Friday morning we enjoyed a final view from our balcony, packed up the old home and headed for Milwaukee where the Chicago Cubs were playing the Milwaukee Brewers that night. We decided to stop in Green Bay (the city) for lunch, but first we took a quick detour to get an up close look at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. We pulled into the lot along with many others. Someone asked us if we were there for the stadium tour ….so of course we had to check it out. We took the Classic Stadium Tour which took us through the Atrium, one of their larger suites, the players tunnel, and to the field level, but under no circumstances are you allowed to touch the grass! The facility is very impressive and obviously full of history. Who would have thought that Lambeau has the second largest seating capacity in the NFL (just a couple thousand behind the Meadowlands)?
We were a bit nervous heading to the Cubs/Brewers game that night. So far on our journey we had attended 4 Cubs games (vs Cardinals, Yankees, Marlins, and Red Sox) and the Cubs had won every single one of those games. In fact the combined scores for those 4 games was 44-18. We had one more game to complete our perfect record. This was our first visit to Miller Park and our first baseball game under a roof. We watched an exciting game and successfully completed the Feldman Summer Sweep with the Cubs prevailing 6-4!
Saturday we drove to Chicago and visited with my niece and nephew, Jordyn and Zach and then had a fantastic dinner with my sister and brother in law, Debbie and Brian. We had a delicious dinner at one of their favorite restaurants, Bob Chinn’s Crab House, which is a Chicago area institution specializing in fresh seafood and has an enormous dining room with a seating capacity of 700. We were so busy talking and eating that we failed to take any pictures of our seared and blackened ahi tuna, chargrilled halibut, and lobster tail so you’ll have to trust me that it was excellent and definitely a place we would like to return.
On Sunday we attended the Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers game at Soldier Field. Thank you Adam for helping us secure the tickets! Bob grew up cheering for Da Bears and had not been to a Bears game in Chicago since November 9, 1969. Do you know why he remembers that so clearly? In 1969 the Bears posted a 1-13 record, the worst in franchise history. Their one win was the game Bob attended against the Pittsburgh Steelers winning 38-7 (Pittsburgh, also 1-13 that year, got the first pick in the draft and choose Terry Bradshaw…..guess they got the last laugh). We met Bob’s sister Linda at the game which was the best part of being there. The Bears stunk and lost embarrassingly 17-38. But it was great seeing Linda and it was a beautiful fall day.
Tomorrow we continue our way west. Destination…Omaha.