Couple Travel By Horse To Packers Opener
September 4, 2012 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
TOMAH, Wis., (UPI) — Two Green Bay Packers fans are making a weeklong trip by horse-drawn buggy to Lambeau Field for their team’s season opener.
Bob and Maren Retzlaff said they are taking the 160-mile trip from their Tomah home in their green-and-gold buggy to show support for the Packers in Sunday’s season opener against the San Francisco 49ers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday.
“We do this because we love the Green Bay Packers, but it’s also a tribute to the team,” Maren Retzlaff said Monday. “We have a great team. We have a lot to be thankful for. You don’t appreciate it until you go to other stadiums where they don’t have tailgating and police are arresting people.”
Bob Retzlaff said this is the 11th time he has traveled by horse to a Packers home opener.
“Going out there at such a nice pace, you let the world go by. Most people are nice. Only 5 percent will say ‘Get your horse off the road.’ They’re probably Bears fans,” he said.