Celebrate the Season with Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

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

Welcome back, everyone. We’re on the right track again after getting a big win over the Cowboys on Sunday. Now it’s coming down to the final couple weeks of the regular season to see if we can make it into the playoffs. This is the busiest time of the year for me, on and off the field. With that in mind, I’d like to share some of the things I’m up to this winter.

First up: family time. I know growing up on a farm I should say that we go out, chop down our own tree and put it up, but we’ve got a fake one. What can I say—it’s easy and quick. Plus, I work weekends so I don’t have all that time on Sundays! If I had the chance, I’d drive over to Aissen Tree Farm in Luxemburg because I’ve heard good things. I know many people always go to the same local farm every year for their trees and that there are many to choose from in Wisconsin. I bet when Royal is older we’ll go out and get a real one. With Royal growing up here, he makes our traditions and it’s fun seeing how excited he gets. For holiday lights, we love going to the Garden of Lights at the Botanical Gardens. They’re awesome there. Aside from seeing the lights, this year we’re planning on going to the Dells and staying at a waterpark. I love that it can be negative 20 degrees out and you can still go to a water park.

Besides football and family, I’m most looking forward to ice fishing this winter. I figure it’s a really Wisconsin thing to do, so I have to try it. I think I would regret it if I never did it. I can’t wait to get out on the Fox River, cut a fishing hole, drop a line, and wait for a bite. 

Another thing I will be doing this winter -- watching sports. I really like basketball—I played all through high school, so that’s a favorite—but I love the Winter Olympics too. Bobsled and speed skating are my top two Olympics sports to watch. 

When people talk about winter in Wisconsin, they always talk about how cold it is, but what’s great about Green Bay is that nobody stops because of winter. You still have good concerts and shows at Meyer Theatre or UWGB basketball and St. Norbert’s hockey at the Resch. I feel like there’s always something going on around here. What’s funny is when other teams come from warmer cities. Sometimes they just can’t believe how cold it is. They say it over and over. It’s pretty funny how they let a little cold and snow get to them, but I know that you Cheeseheads are all used to it by now. If you’re looking for the prime places to enjoy winter, make sure to keep up with the latest snow conditions in Wisconsin.

Finally, the food. I have heard many, many good things about Kringle but never had it. I know I need to, it’s like a Wisconsin delicacy. Feel free to send me any! 

I hope you all have a happy holidays and I’ll catch you next month.

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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