Pack/Browns Bus Trip - 8/15/03
Trip From Hell!"
a timeline of events:
2 pm: With smiles all around, Packer and Browns fans board the Bus. Little do they know...
2:15 pm: Loaded, and getting loaded, the Bus departs
2:30 pm: Several people comment on the lack of air conditioning on the Bus
2:50 pm: It has become apparent there is a problem with the air conditioning
3:20 pm or so: The Bus is now sitting on the side of the road. RJ, our driver, is looking at it
3:30 pm: We throw open the roof hatches so the 95-degree air can blow on us
3:45 pm: The first rain shower starts. We pull off to close the hatches we just opened
4:00 pm or so: The Bus pulls into the rest area near Mansfield
4:10 pm: Smoke pours from the air conditioning unit as rubber flies off from the belts
4:12 pm: Your secretary, Lt. Larry, is searching for something sharp to slice his wrists with
4:15 pm: RJ cuts the belt off the AC unit. We are underway again with the roof hatches back open
4:30 pm: More rain. We decide to leave the hatches open
5:10 pm: We stop for ice, but due to the power outage, no ice within 100 miles
6 pm: Arrive at the stadium lot, park in an industrial area
6:05 pm: Ordered to move the bus to 200 feet
6:10 to 7:20 pm: Cook, eat, meet people
8 pm: Game time. Pretty good seats, but stadium rather empty
10:30 pm: Pack wraps up 38-31 win!!
11 pm: Most folks are back at the bus, line leaving lot is long
Midnight: Still in lot, insurrection mounting about departure
12:10 am: Finally underway toward home. No air - hatches open
2:35 am: Home - exhausted, weak, hot. But, we're alive!
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