Friday, August 8, 2008
A tradition year after year and stroll down memory lane for many. Here is Reno they host this spectacular event. Here is a clip I got off their site for you to read to get a better vision of what my day was like today. "Shine your Chevy, detail your Deuce Coupe and hustle your hot rod over to Reno and Sparks' Hot August Nights for a celebration of America's love affair with cars and rock & roll August 1 - August 10, 2008. This "blast from the past" allows baby boomers to relive the "happy days" and it provides an opportunity for those who didn't experience the 50's and '60s firsthand to enjoy the era.During Hot August Nights, cars are "cherry" and cruisin' is "too cool." More than 800,000 people flock to the Event where cars are the stars and rock 'n roll rules through dozens of concerts -- most of them free -- throughout the Event.There is a Prom night, where you can take your sweetheart and dance the night away. Controlled cruises and show-n-shines, where you can watch rolling Rembrandts on display. " Today I took the kids to Victorian Square and we walked around and I told Pravan all about the cars he thought were cool. Both the kids picked out their favorites. It was 90 degrees and there was no breeze. I do not use the stroller very much these days so it was not in the car. I was half way to Sparks when I realized that I may need it. Well I did not go back home. I decided to chance it. Priyasha was very good about walking and I carried her when she was very tired. Surprisingly she only needed to go to the bathroom once in 2.5 hours. That was unusual but a good break. We made a quick stop at the toy store on the way home as Pravan got a check from grandma and he was excited. This morning we stopped at the bank and the teller asked him to sign his own name on the back of the check and that made him feel so grown up. His face lit up with joy and was thrilled to get his money in exchange for a piece of paper. We got him a huge transformer jet and he has spent all afternoon playing with it. Thank you grandma and grandpa. Todd got home early from work today and after a short nap we all went back to Victorian Square. Every night they have the streets blocked off and then they have a cruise down the streets. Hundreds of people line up against this barrier that is put up and watch the cars go by. There were cool ones, old ones and awesome ones too. We were next to a very knowledgeable couple that knew about every single car and obviously these were from their days and it was great listening to them. The biggest thrill for the kids was catching the candy that was thrown to them. It was almost 10pm before we headed home and the kids were asleep before we even left the parking spot. I have hundreds of pictures and need to upload them soon. Well I have more to report when I can steal 10 mins or so. Until then take care !