The Miller family goes to Lambeau

This weekend I crossed something off my Bucket List: A Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field.

It all started with keeping the game a secret from the boys for more than two months. When we finally had the big reveal, I was shaking with excitement. Their reaction was nothing short of pure joy.

They had neither a clue nor an inclination that we’d ever take them to a Packers game, much less a Packers game at Lambeau, but when the tickets were given to us so generously by the author whom I worked with, it was the gift of a lifetime.

We drove to Chicago on Friday to spend two nights with my sister and her family, then we woke up painfully early on Sunday morning and drove to Green Bay.

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Just as we entered Brown County, it started snowing. All we needed to make the experience perfect was a win over the Texans.

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The Tundra Line was a crowd pleaser:

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The stadium was everything I hoped it would be.

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Our seats were fantastic and I spent every minute carefully memorizing each detail around me.

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As the announcer said, “It’s a beautiful day for football!” — 30 degrees and snowing!

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Shortly before halftime we slipped upstairs to the rooftop to get the best view of Lambeau:

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After a quick bite we returned to our seats to watch the second half. We were cold, but none of us cared. The final play was perfection:

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I stayed in the stands as long as I could.

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We walked the grounds a bit to visit Vince and Curly before going back to the car. I didn’t want the afternoon to end.

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Finally, we hit up the Barnes &  Noble so I could see the book on a real retail shelf. I owe all of this to the author, Jim. It was the experience of working with him and learning about the team that made me a fan.

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I guess the only thing missing is a meet-and-greet with our local Packer, Randall Cobb.  A girl can dream though.

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