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Wisconsin Roadtrip: Cheeseheads in Green Bay

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After a whirlwind of a time in the wonder that is the Wisconsin Dells, we headed north to Green Bay. Enroute there are several places worthy of stopping.  One is the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah (free but closed on Mondays).  The other is in the town of OshKosh.  Not a museum devoted to dungarees but the EAA AirVenture Museum, which has a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes.  This is a brilliant place for aviation buffs with hands-on exhibits for the kids.

Our main reason for venturing north to Green Bay and not continue straight through to Door County, was the hallowed Lambeau Field. My husband is a major stadium geek and will try to sneak in to one at any given opportunity.  This time though, he decided to book us all on to an official tour of Lambeau Field.  As an NFL ignoramus, even I was wowed by the home of the Green Bay Packers and lured the girls round with the promise of cheerleading pom poms.  Running through the players tunnel and shouting ‘Go Pack Go’ was a brilliant thrill and I would recommend the tour to anyone.

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Having stayed in some wonderful accommodation on our Wisconsin roadtrip, including beautiful airbnb rentals and the mammoth Wilderness Resort in the Dells, I decided to steer clear of Green Bay and its brand motels. Instead we stayed in neighbouring De Pere, in the gorgeous Chateau De Pere an award-winning French boutique hotel.  We stayed in a spacious King Suite with the girls on a sofa bed.  

img_8623The room had calming views over the Fox River and within walking distance of the hotel are several eateries.  

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We had intended to visit the Bay Beach Amusement Park in Green Bay but as the Olympics were on, we preferred to cosy up on the sofa with a rotisserie chicken from Walmart!  The next day we set off for beautiful Door County, a ninety minute drive from De Pere.

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