Michelle again with a quick weekend update! Ok, probably not so quick…
What a fun weekend! Uncle Dan & Aunt Jill were in SF (from Reno). The University of Nevada-Reno played Boston College at AT&T Park in the Kraft Hunger Bowl. I’d never heard of this bowl, but it is my new favorite bowl game! If you’re wondering why I’m a UNR supporter it’s because I attended college there for a “few” years…as did #7! Dave (#3) also worked for Marriott at UNR for a few years and he showed up for the game too!
D&J arrived Saturday afternoon and as luck would have it were staying at a friend’s apartment about 6 blocks from me. They left me a message saying they were heading out for a “bite to eat”; however, when I called them back I found them at Shanghai Kelly’s. That would be the Irish bar down the street. So, I immediately scooted down to meet them and what did I discover when I arrived? Shanghai Kelly’s was the official headquarters for Boston College. ACK! Luckily, Jill is quite the sweet-talker and made friends with the BC fans so we didn’t get beat up or anything. 😉 We had a couple of beers and Dan ran across the street to Nick’s Tacos and brought us back some yummy tacos for lunch. Hitting the local hot spots right off the bat!
We went our separate ways and met up a few hours later for dinner. We decided on La Trappe, my new favorite spot for visitor’s. It’s a Belgian Bistro & Lounge that serves amazing mussels and has a huge beer selection. Don’t miss the Chicken Videe appetizer. Holy. Cow. AMAZING!
Ok, so that was Saturday. Sunday we met up and were all decked out in our UNR gear! (Jill was so sweet and bought me a UNR sweatshirt so I wouldn’t be an outcast). I met D&J around 9:45 and took them on a tour of my apartment. By 9:46 we were crossing the street to The Crepe House for breakfast (and breakfast dessert of a strawberry crepe w/ whipped cream)! After breakfast we grabbed a cab to Union Square for the Wolf Pack rally! There were so many people from Reno it was unbelievable. Everywhere I turned there was a Nevada fan. Apparently, 25,000 people came down from Reno for the game and at least 3000 of them were at the rally. Not only was there a great crowd, but Wolfie, Mr. Peanut, and Mr. Kool-Aid were there! (So nice to have a geek like me (Jill) wanting pics with all of the characters)! Kraft sponsored the rally and boy did we rake in the free snacks! (Jill and I were very mom-like and got as much free stuff as we could carry).
After the rally we puttered around, had lunch at Amici’s across from the ballpark and…Dave (#3) arrived! A few minutes later Dave’s brother-in-law Mike and son Joe arrived. Such a family affair!
We headed out to the tailgate area and met up with a number of D&J’s friends who were kind enough to share their food (& beer)! We finally headed into the ballpark for the 6 o’clock kickoff. It was an exciting game, but UNR (& their fans) were a force to be reckoned with and went away with the WIN defeating Boston College 20-13. Woohooo!
It was so fun showing D&J some of my favorite places. It reminded me of visits with Mom. She loved coming into the city & checking out the local “hot spots”. Although I couldn’t convince Dan & Jill to take the bus, I did take them on a walk through the loud and unpicturesque Broadway tunnel…heehee.
I love that my family is so awesome!