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DAY 38: SHEBOYGAN, WI TO ESCANABA, MI

We’ve made it to the thirty-eighth day now, and we are still on the coast of Lake Michigan. We began in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Freshwater Surf Capital of the World. Due to its location and geography, it has some of the best waves on the Great Lakes. There was a statue of a Clydesdale horse. We travelled inland and around Lake Winnebago into Appleton. Two running horses statues were placed in the eye of a roundabout, so we drove around the horses and continued on. We trekked north and arrived in Green Bay. We visited Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers football team. It opened in 1957 as City Stadium and was renamed in August 1965 in memory of Packers founder, player, and long-time head coach, Curly Lambeau. The stadium features statues of Curly Lambeau and former head coach and general manager Vince Lombardi, who led the team to victories in Super Bowls I and II. There were statues of fans as if they were enjoying a football game. They had hats and gloves like it was the cold football season in Green Bay. It was amazing to us to see the very small town that has so much football history. As we drove through the neighborhoods we noticed a lot of the residents showing support for the Packers with yard signs and other decorations. Amazing timing led us to this incredible shot of a monarch butterfly in front of the I.D. 4. Monarch butterflies have a migration from Wisconsin to Mexico. The Wisconsin population is vital to revive the declining monarch butterfly population. We checked out around the marina. There were many boats and their drivers, but we met a specific fellow who drives a Prius. He is one of the first waves of people to be driving hybrid and EV power. A two engine boat had six fishing rods spread across the top of the boat like a fan. A red brick house vibrantly contrasted with the blue I.D. 4. On the coast of Monominee, MI, The Menominee North Pier Lighthouse is one of many famous lighthouses around Lake Michigan. Since 1877 this lighthouse has stood where the first saw mill on the river also once did. We appreciate Bob from Halbinsel VW for helping us charge overnight.

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