Best Ways to Vacation in Green Bay if you’re not a Packers Cheesehead

Green Bay

 

Most of the attention that Green Bay attracts revolves around Lambeau Field, and for good reason. The Green Bay Packers have ardent fans. And if you call yourself a Packers Cheesehead, the town is filled with alluring attractions designed to engage your love for the team, including the Packers Heritage Trail, the Packers Hall of Fame, and the Packers training camp, to mention but a few.

But what about those people that couldn’t care less about the Green Bay Packers? Does the town have anything to offer them? Believe it or not, Green Bay is a great vacation spot for families, especially in the summer.

If you think that the town only exists to cater to the needs of football fanatics, the following attractions will change your mind:

National Railroad Museum
National Railroad Museum

1). National Railroad Museum

The railroad museum in Green Bay has been in operation since 1956. Designed to honor America’s railroad history, the museum has one of the most impressive collections of railroad photos, archives, and engines. The museum is bound to keep historians and train enthusiasts occupied for several hours on end, especially if they choose to pay for the 25-minute train trip.

 

bay beach amusement park green bay
Bay Beach Amusement Park

2). Bay Beach Amusement Park

Like the National Railroad Museum, the Bay Beach Amusement Park is historically important. Located on the shores of the town, the park has one of the oldest wooden coasters in the country. According to rumors, it was Elvis Presley’s favorite coaster. If you have children and teens, the amusement park has other rides, not to mention an area for young children.

green bay botanical gardens
Green Bay Botanical Gardens

3). Botanical Gardens

The Green Bay Botanical Gardens can accommodate your entire family. The lush green grounds are home to various rare plants. Regardless of the time of year you choose to visit, the gardens always have a plant or flower in bloom.

Children have a special area that includes a treehouse and a maze, not to mention a slide. The gardens offer tours and educational programs. If you need an attraction that can keep every member of your family occupied, you don’t have to look any further than the Green Bay Botanical Gardens.

bay beach wildlife sanctuary
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

4). Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

If you want a more substantial attraction than the Green Bay Botanical Gardens, try the wildlife sanctuary. It sits on 600 acres of land. Unlike the botanical gardens, the sanctuary has both plants and animals on display. You couldn’t ask for a better destination for both individuals and families. You can take advantage of skiing and hiking trails.

Automobile Gallery Green Bay
Green Bay Automobile Gallery

5). Automobile Gallery

Some people think that the automobile gallery only appeals to car enthusiasts. But that isn’t the case. Even if you don’t have the slightest interest in cars, give the gallery a chance. It will surprise you with the amount of fun it can deliver.

The gallery has a massive collection of vehicles. The renovated Cadillac dealership opened its doors decades ag0. Today, the cars it has on display represent a century of history in the automobile industry.

Green Bay cannot escape its ties to the Packers. However, you shouldn’t let anyone fool you into thinking that the town has nothing to offer people like you that do not support the team.

 

How do Camshafts or Custom Cams Affect Engine Performance?

custom camshafts for a ferrari

 

I was recently on vacation in Hawaii and while sitting in my resort Hotel room I noticed a car with custom cams rev their engine.  Even though this blog is dedicated to travel and hotel news I also love cars and how they work, so I am going to do one blog post about camshafts.

If you are thinking about enhancing the performance of your vehicle, some people will encourage you to make it lighter. Others will push you to tinker with the air filter and intake system. A few might even advise you to upgrade the exhaust system. But few of them will remember to mention the impact custom cams can have on your vehicle’s performance.

A camshaft is an important tool that has a significant role to play in the operations of your car. This is what you should know:

1). First of all, if you know anything about cars, then you know that an engine works by blending fuel and air, using the resulting explosion to drive the car, and expelling the waste through the exhaust. The air/fuel mixture enters the engine through valves.

2). Where does the camshaft fit in? The device has lobes called cams. When the camshaft rotates, the cams open and close the intake and exhaust valves. They coordinate their actions to match the movements of the piston.

camshafts and engine performance

3). The camshaft’s ability to open and close the valves in tandem with the strokes of the piston matters. If the engine is running at a high RPM, the piston will move just as quickly which means that the valves must open and close with the same expediency to keep up with the speed at which the air/fuel mixture is rushing into the cylinder.

The valves cannot close too early. If they do, the mixture won’t enter the cylinder. If you are running the engine at a high RPM and high energy, the intake valves must remain open a little longer than normal to permit the mixture to reach its destination.

This is the work a camshaft does. It must keep the valve open for longer periods at high speeds. It must also open the valves wider. This is the only way to accommodate the demands of the engine.

4). If the camshaft does its work appropriately (opening the valves wider and keeping them open for longer), it will enhance the horsepower, giving your vehicle greater acceleration. This is why custom cams are so popular. They are expensive but they are capable of accommodating the demands of more powerful engines, allowing the vehicles in question to achieve their true potential on the road.

camshafts enhance muscle cars

5). You have to take the shape of the lobe into account. It will determine how quickly the valves open, the duration they remain open, and when they open and close. Mechanical experts can manipulate the shape and measurements of the lobe to squeeze the best performance out of your engine.

6). The lobes will eventually wear out. Once this happens, your engine’s performance will deteriorate because the valves do not open as wide or stay open as long as you need them to. You have to keep this in mind. Some people struggle to identify the source of the poor performance of their vehicles because they do not realize that the lobes can wear out. The camshaft, as a whole, can also break. Once this happens, your engine will stop working.