Thursday, January 28, 2016

Its a Lifestyle

In God’s Country, it really comes down three basic cultural enjoyments; traditional football, great drink and superb food.   The Green Bay Packers are one of the greatest football franchises and have a tremendous following of fans and supporters.  During the season, the Packer Airways are full of interviews, articles, debates, etc.  The games are unbelievable to attend and they are always sold out.  Part of the Packer celebrating and cultural enjoyment includes an abundance of Wisconsin beer, brats and cheese.  The state is know for brewing fabulous barley malt drinks such as Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Style, Leinenkugel and Schlitz to name a few. 

Being America’s Dairyland, the state also develops some of the best Cheese in the world.  The local people tend to enjoy the nickname “Cheeseheads” developed by Chicago Bear fans, since the Bears have a hard time every beating the mighty Packers. Finally, “Packerland” is full of meat packing companies that makes some of the best sausage in the world called Brats.  One of the largest company’s in Wisconsin is Johnsonville Inc, know for some of the best Brats in the state.

So come to Wisconsin on a brisk, sunny, fall day and experience the Green Bay Packers, by enjoying a tailgate party filled with Leinenkugel, Johnsonville Brats, and plenty of Cheddar Cheese.  Don’t forget your Cheesehead hat!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Buck City

Just in case you were not familiar to the exact location of "God's Country"most of the world knows it as the state of Wisconsin. Known for its whitetail deer, Wisconsin is believed to have the best hunting in the United States. As the season of fall approaches (and the cold weather) in the year 2015,  I embark on one of my yearly visits to God's country. One of the most exciting parts of this hunting trip is arriving to the Buck Headquarters. Headquarters is located on the most southern part of the woods and inside you will see the best sight if you are a true hunter. On all four walls you will see the best trophy bucks and turkey that were hunted in these woods. Once I step foot in the Buck Headquarters, all the hunters gather around and plan the morning hunt. As opening morning of deer season begins, the hunters wake up at 5 a.m. to walk very quietly through the woods to their assigned tree stands. My tree stand on opening morning was deep in the heart of the woods and us hunters refer to this stand as the Eagle's Nest. Wisconsin deer hunting regulations prohibit any hunting shots to be fired before sunrise, so as the minute strikes 7:00 a.m. the sound of gunfire spreads throughout the woods. Two minutes pass by and my heart begins to race because an 8 point buck runs nearly 30 yards from by location. I clap my hands one single time to shock the buck hoping it would stop running, and it does! I raise my shotgun and pull the trigger taking down the biggest buck of all hunters on opening morning!