Q&A with Jordy Nelson: All About Wisconsin

Jordy Nelson is a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers.

After a big week with two games, I’m back for another blog. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones. It felt so good to get home and spend some time with my family after playing in Detroit. Today, I’m going to answer some of the great questions that you asked on Travel Wisconsin’s Facebook and Twitter.

Q: Do you ever hit the town after home games? What about after a big win? Where do you like to grab a cold one in Green Bay?

A: You know after games the best place to find me is at home. It might sound boring but “there’s no place like home” after a tough three hours at Lambeau. We usually order some pizza from Rustique. It always hits the spot.

Q: What is your guilty Wisconsin food pleasure? Cheese Curds? Chili Fries? Cream Puffs?

A: There’s a Rustique app that I usually can’t say no to…Pesto Fries. I don’t know if they’re definitely a Wisconsin food pleasure but I sure like them.

Q: What are your hobbies besides catching dimes from Mr. Rodgers?

A: I like to golf. There are some great courses here in Wisconsin. Thornberry, Royal St. Patrick, and Whistling Straits (ranked one of the best in the U.S) are three challenging courses not too far from home. I know there are many other great courses all over the state though.

Q: Do you ever hunt or fish in Wisconsin? If so, who do you go with and where's a good spot to go?

A: I like to fish a lot. We’ll go out on Green Bay or the Fox River. One thing I want to try is ice fishing this winter. That’s definitely on the to-do list.

Q: Jordy, I know you've been a part of the Packers' Annual Tailgate Tour that travels around the state. What was one of your most memorable Wisconsin stops and why?

A: The most memorable part was meeting all the kids at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison. I won’t ever forget meeting those guys.

Q: Where in Wisconsin would you take your wife for a romantic weekend getaway?

A: We’ve gone down to Kohler and stayed at the American Club. I got to play a round of golf alongside Lake Michigan and Emily loved the spa there. The food was great and there were so many different places to check out, like The Immigrant Restaurant, Horse & Plow, and the golf course’s restaurant. It’s a great weekend getaway just down the road.

Q: Where are your son’s favorite places to be in Wisconsin?

A: We’ve taken him to Bay Beach Amusement Park here in Green Bay and he really likes the kids’ rides and the burlap sack slide. He also loves the animals at the NEW Zoo…especially feeding the two giraffes. Pamperin Park is a unique park that has lots of swings and a nice tire swing.

Q: Since the Wisconsin Dells is a world famous attraction for water parks, my question to you is Kalahari or Wilderness?

A: We haven’t been down there yet but now that Royal is getting bigger that’s definitely something we need to do this off-season—hit one of the waterparks. I heard many are open year-round, which is pretty cool, especially in February or March. 

Q: Jordy, any interest in the Polar Bear Plunge after the season?

A: The one place you won’t find me after the season is below the ice! (Maybe above it…)

Thanks for all the questions! I can’t wait to come back next month to talk about winter fun in the Frozen Tundra and throughout Wisconsin.

Jordy Nelson is a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers. You can be a fan of his on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

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