It was hot as blazes down in Bourbonnais where the Chicago Bears hold their preseason training camp in late July and early August. But it’s only 50 or so miles from us, so we drove down.
We had (free) tickets for August 5 and all 90 some Bears on the roster were there; no holdouts this year. My sons had an especially good time as we marveled at how close we were to the players, closer than you would ever be at an NFL game.
We didn’t try for autographs as it was Armed Forces Day and the first 150 or so active duty military and 50 kids who signed up got a chance and it was SO crowded.
But it was another fun event we squeezed in before school starts up again and the summer is over!