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Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:57 am

Hay gang, a bunch of us will be in Reno on January 26 and have decided to throw a party! (Who? Well, me, Ygmir, Triken, Mydearfriend just to name a few.) First things first: We have a train car reserved from Roseville, CA to Reno (leaves at 11:35 a.m. and arrives at 4:06 p.m.) which can hold 55 people. It is already better than half sold out to both burners and members of the Laguna Del Sol nudist resort in Wilton, CA. There is also another burner group on the same train, so don't be confused. We're offering all the beer, soda, and champagne you can drink, catered lunch, and room at the Sands Regency for $289/couple or $179/single. The other burner party must be having a fundraiser because they're charging $700/couple or $400/single for the exact same experience. When we arrive in Reno we want to have a party at the Sands. If you're in the Reno-Carson City-Tahoe region and just need a room, we will secure you one at our rate ($47.40 including all taxes) which is considerably cheaper than on the internet. If you want to party like a rock star on the train (we even have a pre-party planned at the Trocadero Bar in Roseville) PM me ASAP and I will secure you a spot. We have taken down the entire 15th floor of the Empress Tower so we can probably only accommodate a couple of hundred of you animals! See you all in January.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:03 am

Can't wait, Doc!!!
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Just_Joe » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:09 pm

January 26 is National Pistachio Day.
I'll try to extricate myself from the planned festivities and drive up from Carson City.
Your party sounds *much* better.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Savannah » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:15 pm

weather man wrote:January 26 is National Pistachio Day.
I'll try to extricate myself from the planned festivities and drive up from Carson City.
Your party sounds *much* better.


I dunno, man . . . party with nuts?

Or party with Nuts?
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:02 pm

Savannah wrote:
weather man wrote:January 26 is National Pistachio Day.
I'll try to extricate myself from the planned festivities and drive up from Carson City.
Your party sounds *much* better.


I dunno, man . . . party with nuts?

Or party with Nuts?

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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby TinkerMom » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:16 pm

I can't wait!!!! I am so excited to be there!!!

And by the way, there is an after party at the Sands!! Pot luck booze!!
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby lucky420 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:23 pm

I'll be ther with bells on...literally
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:27 pm

great idea on the potluck booze party!!!
maybe snacks, too?

Who knows, what the deal is with cleaning a room after a party? when does it get to where the hotel charges you extra because it is such a mess?
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby moonrise » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:04 am

ygmir wrote:great idea on the potluck booze party!!!
maybe snacks, too?

Who knows, what the deal is with cleaning a room after a party? when does it get to where the hotel charges you extra because it is such a mess?



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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby graidawg » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:47 am

anyone want to spring for me to come?
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby mudpuppy000 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:53 am

Sounds like a blast! :D
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:31 am

Last year Killbuck, Wh**sh, and Pinemom showed up, and I (like an idiot) missed the party altogether. Life sort of got in the way and by the time I came up for air, they had vanished. That won't happen this year! Yggy will have a suite across the hall from me and I promise not disappear into the ether. We will have complete access (for free!) to the 16 person hot tub, steam room, sauna, etc. Bathing suits have to stay on until, oh I don't know, 6 p.m.? Like Tinkermom mentioned, a BYOB pot luck would be the best way to insure we have enough libations for the duration. And if we end up completely trashing the suites, well, there are other hotels in Reno, right?
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby aserendipity » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:01 am

is anyone coming up from Marin ?
sounds so fun
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:15 am

Oddly enough, we have two from Phoenix (Triken and Tinkermom) and one from D.C. (mydearfriend), but no one as of now from Marin. Why not drive to Roseville (it's only two lousy hours from Marin) and join us on the train? Pre-party begins at 9:30 at the Trocadero Bar. The drive is a lot quicker than any of their flights for sure. And cheaper.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby aserendipity » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:28 am

hmm, not even any SFers?
okay I will try to figure out if I have the wherwithal because for sure you are the best of the rest
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:22 pm

asd: can't you take the train to Roseville? you'd just already be on board?
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby aserendipity » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:27 pm

Train ?
Roseville ?
Huh ?
I will scope it out
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:31 pm

check the first post in this thread.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:34 pm

The problem with that is getting from Roseville back to the Bay Area. Sure, you can jump on in Emeryville, but we bus it from Reno back to the Amtrak station in Roseville on Sunday afternoon. There's no train then from Roseville back to Emeryville to catch until Monday. The reason we do it that way is because the train (California Zephyr) leaves Chicago and a lot can go wrong between Chicago and Reno, especially in January. The one year we tried it---the first and last year we tried it---the train was over six hours late. Standing around the train platform in Reno waiting for a train that more likely than not will arrive extremely late (hay, it's ran by the federal government, what could possibly go wrong?) is a really bad idea. Now, if it were July and weather is not a problem, that's a different story altogether. But trust me on this one, expecting things to go right with the train out of Reno westbound is a fool's errand.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Elorrum » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:35 pm

I'm looking at this today, and weighing options of driving to Reno, and staying over Sunday as well... or train. Avoiding driving over 80, and saving some travel time... hmm, still a toss up.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:46 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:... (hay, it's ran by the federal government, what could possibly go wrong?)...

Yeah, and their deal with the private enterprises that own the tracks is that freight has priority. So the picture is a little more complicated than you suggest.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:14 pm

Yes, but the point remains that expecting the train to be on time in Reno from Chicago is unrealistic at best.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby TinkerMom » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:08 pm

aserendipity wrote:is anyone coming up from Marin ?
sounds so fun



Grenadine is from SF or Marin or somewhere close to it, she's coming, too.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby TinkerMom » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:10 pm

ygmir wrote:great idea on the potluck booze party!!!
maybe snacks, too?


Oh ya, I forgot FOOD!!!! :)

Bring food!!!! :lol:
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Patsh » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:25 pm

This thing is going to be such a blast...

I can't wait!

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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Risky » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:28 pm

On the calendar. See you then.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Wrath » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:32 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:their deal with the private enterprises that own the tracks is that freight has priority

so... much... hate...
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:33 pm

Risky wrote:On the calendar. See you then.



* the crowd goes wild*.........
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby illy dilly » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:38 pm

I would soooo love to join you band of hooligans!!!! :twisted:
Though, you're so far away! :x
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:42 pm

illy dilly wrote:I would soooo love to join you band of hooligans!!!! :twisted:
Though, you're so far away! :x


Can't you get a flight to Reno for about $100 and just meet everyone there?

I'm thinking about it! 8)
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