As Packers fans from around the country prepare to make the trip to Green Bay for Sunday’s season opener against the Chicago Bears, one family will be traveling by horse and buggy.
18 years ago, Bob Retzlaff brought his Packer buggy from Tomah to Lambeau Field, and his family has been making the annual trip ever since. Unfortunately, Bob (known as Packer Bob) died of cancer in October of 2017, but his nephews and granddaughters are carrying on the tradition to promote people to vote for him for the Packers Fan Hall of Fame.
“I talked to Bob mid-summer last year and said you got the buggy ready for your trip to Lambeau this year?” said his nephew, Jeremy Griesbach. “He’s always gone to the first home game and he said, with my health, I’m not sure I’m going to make it this year. I said Bob, get the buggy fixed up, one way or the other that buggy is going to Lambeau.”
The Packers buggy began the 180 mile trek last Saturday and is set to arrive at Lambeau this Saturday before the game.