Packer buggy makes 7-day trip
By Taylor Hale
CENTRAL WISCONSIN – A family tradition is being carried out by two nephews.
For the first time in over 15 years, the football fan known simply as Packer Bob is not making his annual journey to Lambeau Field.
Packer Bob, better known as Bob Retzlaff, is fighting cancer and will not be able to make his 170-mile trip from Tomah to Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The catch is, each year when he makes the rid the entire trip is in a carriage.
The horse-drawn carriage is adorned with a Packer-themed paint job and interior.
Kolt Retzlaff and cousin Jeremy Griesbach are now taking their uncle’s notorious trail. Riding seven days in the carriage to get to Lambeau Field. The duo rode roughly 30 miles a day to make it to their destination.
They got to the stadium on Sept. 9 around noon, carrying on their uncle’s legacy, hoping that he will be well enough to join them for their journey next year.