Well we made it home! The going was a breeze. We left Thurs am and beat the storm. But by Friday the storm landed with a big kick. It was snowing like crazy in downtown Reno, restaurants closing early and busing not running etc.... It was fun for me, having grown up in areas where there was always snow, to be in snow fall again. We had a blast. Was tempted to do a few doughnuts in the nearly abandoned parking lots, but figured at 45 I'd grown out of that. Hah!
Sat. the pass was still bad, so they said. So we got the room for Sunday night too. Monday was a our only real good window and we just can't stay any longer. So we headed out this morning. But they did have chain requirements. After having to pay someone to put the chains on (I hadn't a clue) we headed off at a snail's pace with everyone else. But there was no snow! Sure snow off the road, but not on the road. I have no idea why they were requiring chains today. I know on Friday they had a 17 car pileup in the pass, but that was in the middle of the storm. This was a rip off and no one, no officials at all, there to make sure people did chain up. So valuable lesson learned there.....never chain up unless a police official is about to give you a ticket or turn you around. I've driving in so much worse that it was laughable.
Didn't see Tweety, though we worn our Fireside Pro Shop
shirts. During the pro ams the stadium was packed so it wasn't surprising that we couldn't meet. At $80 a pop, the PBA must be making a ton of money off those pro ams. And then found out that the Pro Shop
was out of 15lb balls by the time the second pro am started. So if you pre paid for the pro and the ball deal
, I wonder now if you are going to have to pay for shipping to get that ball?
Bowling was great. We saw just about everyone you could think of during our 4 day stay. Some disappointments. Like Danny Wiseman bowling so bad on Sunday after bowling absolutely brilliantly on Saturday. But as usual the winner more then earned it and Tommy Jones bowled great.
By the way, does anyone know if and when they are replaying this? Being there, you didn't get to hear any of the telecast or lead ins. We were in the top stadium seating. Two people both wearing beigeish polos, next to the man with the Aloha sign.