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Boise-Seattle-Portland (BSP) Road Trip

We arrived in Boise Idaho and hung out with my Uncle Eddy and Grandma Bea.

The next day we hit the skatepark for a bit

The following day we got a round of disc golf in at Eagle Island

After Boise we made our way to Oregon, with our first stop in Pendleton

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Jeremy and I stayed at our first AirBnB south of Seattle Washington

We got one full day to explore Seattle

The next day we headed to Portland and met up with some friends.

Boise-Seattle-Portland (BSP) skate montage

 

 

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Easter at Golden Gate Fields

The view from the bathroom

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The Track

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The family

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And I left a winner with a trifecta to end the day

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Day 2 with the Bro on Boreal

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Snowboarding at Diamond Peak with the Bro

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Nevada Wolf Pack Silver and Blue Game

reno nevada wolf pack football fansEarlier today a friend and I went to the Nevada Wolf Pack Silver and Blue game. We only got to the game about 15 minutes before it started so we weren’t able to check out the tail gate chili cook off before the game. The game was far from packed, but their was a good turn out. The majority of people were sitting on the west side seats.

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The blue team seemed to have the starting offense of for Nevada with Cody Fijado at quarterback. The silver team seemed to have the starting defense.

reno nevada wold pack footballI was glad to see both teams continuing to play with The Pistol offense. The Pistol was developed by former head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack Chris Ault in 2005. Now The Pistol offensive formation is used by former Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers as well as other NFL teams.

Overall I was thought both teams looked good. I was happy that the blue team did not blow out the silver team. If you watched the Nevada Wolf Pack play last year you may have noticed that their offense was great, but the defense could have used some work.

Other activities

Between the first and second quarter they had a foot ball catching contest where At half time they brought out all of the contestants for the chili cook-off and announced the winner. The winning team received a Nevada Wolf Pack pot and ladle. Before the game Brian Polian did a poll of fans to see which song they would play between the third and fourth quarter. The winner ended up being “Jump Around” by House of Pain.

During the game they had a kids play area under the South end zone bleachers. After the game the players stayed, signed autographs, and took pictures with the fans.

The bottom line

Whether you are a die hard pack fan or just looking to take the family out for a Saturday afternoon the Nevada Wolf Pack Silver and Blue game is a great free way to spend an afternoon. How do you think the Wolf Pack is going to do this year?

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Reno Aces Opening Night

reno nevada aces baseballLast night my friends and I decided to go to the Reno Aces home opener. As we walked through the gates I was impressed with how many people showed up. All of the seats were packed, the lawn in the outfield was packed, and even the standing room around the rest of the outfield was full. It was a little chilly out, but other than that you couldn’t ask for better weather for baseball game.

As we watched the game it didn’t seem like this was the same championship team from last year. Half way through the fourth inning the score was 11-2 in favor of the River Cats. It was at this point that my friends decided to go check out the Freight House District. As I talked about in my post about Wolf Pack baseball, Aces games seem to be more of a social places rather than a place were people go to watch baseball.

The stadium

reno nevada aces recreation areaIf you aren’t familiar with the stadium it is a great venue. They have plenty of seating on both the first and third bases lines. Above the regular seating are the box seats which also have two rows of outdoor seats which allow people to choose whether they want to watch the game inside or outside. In the outfield they have a grass section for general admission seating.

Behind the grass area is a kids zone with a play structure and a bounce house. This year they added a second recreation area in left field. This section has a batting cage, inflatable pitching game, another bounce house, and a corn hole set-up.

A brief rant

One thing I have noticed at these games is the increased amount of Giants gear. The River Cats feed into the Oakland Athletics and the Reno Aces feed into the Arizona Diamond Backs. Despite this fact, I saw more Giants gear than A’s and Diamond Backs gear combined. When the Aces play the Fresno Grizzlies it makes sense for people to show up in Giants gear, because Fresno feeds into the Giants. I don’t understand though why people would wear Giants gear to cheer for a team that feeds into another National League West team.

The bottom line

Although I am a Giants fan, I still like rooting for the Aces largely because I think they are good for the city of Reno. The Aces games are also a fun place to hang out with friends or take the family out for an evening. Let me know about your experiences at Aces games.

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Wolf Pack Baseball

Fresno State came into town for a three game series over the weekend so I made plans with some friends to catch one of the games. We ended up catching the Saturday afternoon game.┬áThe game started at 1:00, but we didn’t get their until 1:20. Upon arriving I was surprised that the front parking lot was full and we ended up having to park in the dirt.

The atmosphere

university of nevada reno wolf pack baseballTheir is something about going to a Wolf Pack Baseball game that is considerably different than a Reno Aces game. Besides the substantially larger crowds, the fans at Wolf Pack games are generally their to watch baseball. Aces games feel much more like a social experience with some baseball in the background.

As we walked into the park I was impressed to see a decent turn out for the game. I was especially impressed with the number of Fresno St. fans that made it out. We stood against the left field fence to watch the game. As the game was being played fans for both teams were able to make themselves heard pretty well. There were even a couple of hecklers giving the coaches, players, and umpires a hard time.

The game

The game turned out to be pretty exciting. The Wolf Pack were up 2-0 going into the sixth inning. In the top of the sixth the Bull Dogs brought in six runs to take a substantial lead. The Wolf Pack managed to bring in two more in the eighth inning. In the bottom of the ninth UNR got two more runs and ended up winning the game on a bases loaded walk.

The bottom line

I had a lot of fun. On a Saturday afternoon it fun to relax and watch Wolf Pack baseball game. I like the no frills atmosphere of Peccole park. What is your preference, Aces or Wolf Pack?

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