Fall is almost here as we enter the month of September and I'm gearing up for the regular season with the rest of my Packers teammates. Not only will I be out on the field, but I’ll also be blogging with Travel Wisconsin each month during the season.
While football is a top priority of mine during the fall, I've learned that Wisconsin has many other great fall traditions, events, and destinations. I've also found out that the state has many similarities to my home state of Kansas. I grew up in a small town of about 500 people where my family owns a farm that my brother currently runs. Each football off-season isn’t much of an off-season for me since I help him with the daily chores and jobs. Moving to Wisconsin was a smooth transition because, just like in my hometown, supporting your family and community are very important here.
I was really excited to be a part of Travel Wisconsin’s new fall commercial. Make sure you watch it below. Working with the talented producer and director Jerry Zucker (a Wisconsin native) was an amazing experience and the entire day was really cool. With the lights and cameras, I felt like I was in Hollywood. Though you might not notice it when watching the commercial, the weather that day was cold and rainy throughout the shoot. Seeing the final product made me appreciate Jerry's talent, as he made sure it looked great...and Wisconsin usually has beautiful fall weather! The commercial will always hold a special place in my heart because I was with my wife and son, Emily and Royal, the entire day. It was a great Wisconsin family experience.
I'm really excited for the season of fall to start in Wisconsin and football at Lambeau Field isn't the only reason (although it's a big reason). I really enjoy the changing of the seasons in Wisconsin, particularly the red, orange and gold leaves of trees turning colors in the fall. I’ve always been an outdoors kid and my family continues to explore on our property in Green Bay. Emily and I enjoy going on walks with Royal through the Fox River State Trail, the Green Bay Botanical Garden, and other trails and fall is the perfect time to do this. Other than that, Lambeau Field is my favorite place to be this time of year. I love being with my teammates and there's nothing better than running out of the tunnel in front of all of the fans on a fall Wisconsin Sunday.