Continuing east we find ourselves driving into Green Bay. The first thing on our mind now is to find a place we can land for 2 or 3 days. Heading north up the “finger” jutting out into Lake Michigan we found a very nice state park about 20 miles out from Green Bay. This gave us a great jumping off point to see some of the local sites. Our only regret was we didn’t get a chance to kayak around the Sturgeon Bay area…too hot to be out in the open, even with being surrounded by water while paddling. I did get a chance to BBQ the pheasant we were given in South Dakota, but to be honest, I'm not big on the taste of this bird...I'll stick with chicken.
We did get out to Algoma to see this quaint little town and its red lighthouse attached to shore by a narrow sea-break. We found a great “Hot Dog Stand” that was serving up the best hot Brat I’ve ever put my mouth around. It was run by a group of baseball players trying to make some money to send themselves to an out of state baseball tournament. From there we found an amazing local bakery which in turn gave us a hint about a place that makes “the best” cheese you will find anywhere… We had also been given a good lead for an orchard that offers freshly picked sweet cherries, but when we got there we found that they hadn’t started picking yet…bummer !!!
Another afternoon we went into Green Bay. We wanted to touch base with the AAA, a local Information Center, and see Rambo field for ourselves. While visiting the information center (which just happens to be directly across the street from the Packers home field) they mentioned The Lady of Good Help Shrine, which just so happens to be but 3 miles from where we have the coach parked. In October of 1859 the Blessed Virgin appeared 3 times to Adele Brise
at what was a 6 acre farm parcel and asked of Adele to establish a church to teach the Catholic Faith to the children of a people who were losing their faith through neglect. Well last year Bishop Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay issued a formal decree approving the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin to Adele Brise as worthy of belief and designated this place as an official Diocesan Shrine.