Monday, July 7, 2008

Peggy in Packerland

I arrived in beautiful Green Bay WI on June 17th and I’ve had so much fun here. I stayed with the Pugnasties and they took me on lots of adventures.

My first day here I was introduced to some new friends – Little Bear the Pug and two kitties named Socks and Sparticus.

The next day I went to work with Pugnasties (1) and meet all kinds of nice people, I even got to help her answer the phone. I also found my first letterbox in Green Bay right upstairs from her office. I had to hide in the bathroom to stamp in, because there were a lot of people around.

Of course I had to visit Lambeau Field. That’s me sitting at Curly Lambeau’s feet.

I tried on a cheesehead at the Packer Pro Shop but it was a little too big.
One of our first adventures was to the Kettle Moraine forest in southeast Wisconsin. It was very hilly and there were lots of mosquitoes but it was fun.
A week before the Fourth of July we went to Madison Wisconsin – the capital. The capital building is very pretty. It has colorful mosaics covering the domed ceiling. I’m the tiny tan dot on the corner stone.

From there we headed to Governor Nelson State Park to find a letterbox and have a picnic before the fireworks. They celebrated the Fourth of July a week early in Madison. The fireworks were shot over Lake Mendota one of the two lakes that Madison is built around. It was a late night and it was good to get home.

The next week we went all the way up to Peshtigo, Wisconsin to do some more letterboxing. It was a really interesting place. In 1871 they had a fire that was the worst ever recorded in North America, even bigger than the famous Chicago fire. The two fires were even on the same night.

Well I had a fine time in Green Bay. I traveled over 360 miles while I was there, I meet a lot of nice people and had a great time. I can’t wait for my next adventure.