Both OrangeX and I hadn't bowled since 2003 and the time before that must have been something like 1997 (in my case anyway)! So, Doni reserved 2 lanes for that evening and we all met at the Sprisse in Pratteln (about 15 minutes drive from Basel) at 8.30 pm.
Orange and I were the first to arrive, followed by Nelli (our receptionist), then came Eckhard (one of our sales reps for Switzerland and European product trainer) and little after that, Doni and Jasmine from Customer Service, Doug from R&D and Hasan from procurement joined us. We made our way to the bowling lanes and played a few games. It was Doug's first try at bowling. It was difficult to stabilize the wheelchair and keep the energy of movement in the ball until it was released.
Doni ordered a few pizzas to go with the beers. We had a good laugh because of the picts we took. We wanted to catch the different styles -many of which were ummm... unusual. And you don't want to stand in front of people when they throw, so we have quite a few "back views". But we all had lots of fun. The two teams consisted of: Nelli, Eckhard,Hasan & Doni and Jasmine, Doug, OrangeX and myself.
OrangeX and Doni (like the shoes?)
Nelli, Eckhard (sitting), Doni and yours truly
Jasmine and I
After playing two rounds of bowling, we decided to move over to the pool tables and brought back our bowling shoes. After a 20 minute wait, we could go to our assigned tables. Nelli and I decided not to play, but to take photos and support the players. Doug proved to play a mean game of pool although he said he was having a bad day. Doni, who had played with him before confimed that he'd usually clean up the table pretty quickly.
And Eckhard said he played only once before. Yeah, right.
Difficult shot, Hasan?
Going for the side pocket.
Jasmine also did quite well.
I had had a busy week, the air was quite thick in there and my contact lenses were drying out, so after the second game, we decided to leave. It was short after 11.00 pm and I was sure that, once at home, I'd be wide awake again, but this time, I was wrong. After 10 minutes of TV, I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore and hit the sack.
Getting up on Saturday - even after a good night's sleep - was tough. But although our muscles felt wrecked, we definitely had a good time and will join in next time again.