September 27th marked the second of three Historic ‘Hoods Bowling Challenges issued by Paradise Palms. This time our opponents were McNeil Estates, our mid-century neighbors to the west near Charleston Boulevard and Rancho Drive. Many of the regular Palmers were out of town, injured or otherwise unavailable; however, we had a dozen faithful bowlers and quite a few cheerleaders. It was great to meet the McNeil folks, make some new friends and bond over beer pitchers. Despite a somewhat mellow tone to the evening, lots of gutter balls and about as many strikes, the Palmers persevered to narrowly defeat McNeil Estates and claim victory. Final score: McNeil 103.5, Paradise Palms 105.1. Congrats to the Palmers!