Monday, March 5, 2018

Home of the Legendary Green Bay Packers

My introduction to Titletown was a good one (especially the spa treatment at Lodge Kohler) and I was ready to enjoy day two with my friend, Rich.

We started with breakfast at the hotel’s Leaps and Bounds cafe. It’s far from a hotel coffee shop and has a very unique menu.

Everything sounded great, but I had to go for the eggs with popovers. It reminded me of a restaurant I worked at while in high school, called 1890 Dining Car. They were known for their popovers and I haven’t had very many since.

They were as eggy, light, and scrumptious as I remembered. Rich shared them and also had a frittata with sausage and mushrooms.

After breakfast, we took advantage of the free, local car service Lodge Kohler offers to go to the other side of Lambeau Field, where our tour of the stadium was to begin.

The Green Bay Packers offer many levels of the Lambeau Field Tours. If you have the time (2-3 hours), take the Legendary Tour we did. It includes some extras, and entrance into the Hall of Fame.

Our tour was led by two men who knew everything there was to know about the Packers and the stadium. Our group of about two dozen was in good hands.

It started with some basic information about the team, which I confess I did not know (I don’t follow much NFL):

 “The tiny town of Green Bay, Wisconsin, 104,000 citizens strong, has their own professional football game… The little town that could. Thirteen National Titles…”

We then walked to just about every major spot in the stadium. We saw the suites and many photos from the start of the team.

We also went into the Champions Club and took a look at memorabilia, including Super Bowl rings the Green Bay Packers have earned.

It was also fun to be able to see the stadium from many angles from the top, including from the press room.

Since the season was just over, we were able to go into the Visiting Team Locker Room and walk through the tunnel and on to the field.

After the tour, we headed into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

This museum has even more memorabilia and a detailed history about the team, and its most famous members, including Coach Vince Lombardi and Brett Favre.

We then went back to Lodge Kohler to crash for a while before dinner at the hotel’s Taverne in the Sky Restaurant.

During season, it’s a great place to watch the game (and even see the flyovers since the hotel is so close).

When there aren’t games, you’ll still find a great atmosphere, and the bar area frequently has live music on the weekends.

We sat in the main dining room for a dinner by candlelight, overlook Lambeau Field (how often can you say that?).

The waitress recommended some of the specialties, and we started with the Artichoke Fritters, which were delicious.

We both next enjoyed a cup of the chicken wild rice soup before our entrees came.

I had ordered the house specialty, rotisserie chicken, which probably wasn’t the best choice for me, as I prefer something with a sauce.

It was tender, but a little dry for me. I really loved the potatoes and vegetables accompanying it.

Rich was thrilled with his Poached Sturgeon, another house specialty.

We were pretty full, but, of course, couldn’t pass up dessert once we saw the menu.

We didn’t indulge in the milkshakes, which could include an addition of the Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy.

We shared the Triple Chocolate Cake, topped with three of my favorite words, “Dark Chocolate Ganache.”

Equally satisfying was the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, covered in a Door County cherry compote.

It was the perfect day, learning about Green Bay and there was one more to come in Titletown.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Get Ready for Spring with a Windfall of Cash

Who isn’t looking for extra cash? Bills come in everyday, but how often does money?

Here’s one way to fatten your bank account, and it doesn’t involve weight-loss fads, clothing and jewelry pyramid schemes, or convincing your friends their eyelashes aren’t long enough.

In the months up until now, I’ve been talking about earning some cash back by using the Dosh application.

Once you sign up, enter your credit card, and make a purchase in a store or restaurant, you can get a few dollars back with Dosh.

Last month, I even discussed how I had not only earned $30 (with the $25 bonus you get for your first hotel booking), but I was able to get a great last minute deal on a hotel while I waited for the American Airlines agent to get my boarding ticket for the next day printed.

Since that time, I’ve been hearing a lot of something else people are doing with Dosh – making big bucks through their referral program. This isn’t $30 or $40 a month, this can be thousands of dollars.

Nothing comes totally for free, so you’ll have to put in a little more effort for this, but it doesn’t require any special training and doesn’t cost you a penny to do. There’s nothing at all to purchase.

Here’s how it works…

1. Click here on your smartphone to download the free Dosh application. It is available in IOS (Apple) and Google Play stores.

2. On the left side of the app, click on the little figure next to DOSH. Then, press “Credit & Debit Cards.”

3. Add in at least one credit card or debit card. This will give you your $5 welcome bonus. It will also make sure you’ll get your automatic cash back if you use any of those cards in a Dosh restaurant or store. (Papa John’s at 5% back, and Chilis at 7% back are two of the latest additions.)

4. Finally, Look for the 📣 at the bottom of the main page of the app. Click on it to get your own unique referral code. Copy the code.

That code is the key to earning unlimited funds. Take that code, exactly like it is, and pass it along. Message it to your friends, put it on Facebook, Tweet it out, email it to everyone you know. It doesn’t matter how you do it, just that you do.

Once your friends download the Dosh application and add in a debit or credit card, they get $5 and you get $5. During special promotions (usually a week a month), Dosh will even give you an additional $5 per referral.

There is no limit to how many people you can refer to Dosh. Before you know it, you may be joining Maya in the $20,000+ club.

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