Amtrak Party in Reno!

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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby wh..sh » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:54 pm

FIGJAM wrote:I'm thinking about it! 8)

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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:16 pm

$250 round trip from PHX.

$400 from Mesa Gateway.

Mmmmmmmmmmm. 8)
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby illy dilly » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:22 pm

FIGJAM wrote:$250 round trip from PHX.

$400 from Mesa Gateway.

Mmmmmmmmmmm. 8)

$450 is the cheapest I'm seeing... :x
Thats a chunk of change for 3 days...
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:24 pm

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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby illy dilly » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:49 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Try this site.

http://www.cheapoair.com/

Thats where I started. I found 1 for about 405.... but it also had a 10 hour layover..... :(
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:09 pm

there's gotta be some "gamblers specials" heading to Reno.............try a travel agent.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Rice » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:34 pm

Ohh Poooo....

Geeze I would love to be there! Unfortunately I am a 22 hr drive to Reno & do not have the funds to make this happen right now. {Sigh}

I love living in the Canadian prairies, but miss out on a lotta burner stuff as a result.

Maybe next year :)
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:08 pm

ygmir wrote:there's gotta be some "gamblers specials" heading to Reno.............try a travel agent.



I did'nt think of that!

If the Sands has a Bacarat table I could probably finance illy and my trip. :D
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby looney tunes » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:39 pm

Looking forward to seeing you all. Lets get a hall party going,being we are all on the some floor. loonet tunes AKA Marty
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:41 pm

FIGJAM wrote:
ygmir wrote:there's gotta be some "gamblers specials" heading to Reno.............try a travel agent.



I did'nt think of that!

If the Sands has a Bacarat table I could probably finance illy and my trip. :D

you might also try Weekend papers. A friend in Vancouver, says she sees from time to time, "gamblers specials" where you fly to Reno, stay, and fly home, for a very reasonable price, and even get money or meal tickets, from various casinos.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:42 pm

hey! Look!! it's Looney Tunes,'

good idea, LT (Marty).
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby mudpuppy000 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:05 pm

oops wrong thread :D
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby graidawg » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:34 am

illy dilly wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:$250 round trip from PHX.

$400 from Mesa Gateway.

Mmmmmmmmmmm. 8)

$450 is the cheapest I'm seeing... :x
Thats a chunk of change for 3 days...



Hell i am trying to finance a $750 (at least) cost for the trip!
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Risky » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:05 pm

looney tunes wrote:Looking forward to seeing you all. Lets get a hall party going,being we are all on the some floor. loonet tunes AKA Marty



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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:25 pm

ok, so, I've not "partied" in a hotel.....well not with tons of super cool friends.
how does it work? do we all sort of wander between rooms, does someone, or several, sort of "host" where we bring the potluck booze and snacks?
or do we wander Reno like a mindless (but very attractive) hoard?
Just wondering if there is, or wants to be, any of that.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Elorrum » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:29 pm

confirmed reservation for Sands. My confirmation email says 40 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe and then... what's this? 4 blocks from the National Bowling Stadium There's such a thing? I'm imagining a football stadium with a bowling lane way down there. No, I can't get my mind around it. usually the ceilings seem low, the smoke haze, the NOISE... kablam! a stadium? I think I'll have to see this.

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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:34 pm

hive mind......good call.
did you get your reservation through Doc, and get the good group "deal"?
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Elorrum » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:46 pm

47.70 with taxes included for Saturday is Doc's deal, and it's good, but I wasn't sure that it was good for Sunday as well. (and I didn't ask) um, Sunday is cheaper, so the average for the two nights for the straight Sand's price is 42.00 a night plus the taxes.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:20 pm

When Digger and I went to get Scott out of the hospital in 2002, we parked at that bowling stadium's parking lot, Ellorum.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:32 pm

Elorrum wrote:confirmed reservation for Sands. My confirmation email says 40 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe and then... what's this? 4 blocks from the National Bowling Stadium There's such a thing? I'm imagining a football stadium with a bowling lane way down there. No, I can't get my mind around it. usually the ceilings seem low, the smoke haze, the NOISE... kablam! a stadium? I think I'll have to see this.

ygmir, I think I'll rely on the hive mind for direction.


Seems to me like it's a long/sticky 4 blocks from the Sands to the stadium, but yeah it's there;
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby moonrise » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:21 pm

IIRC the lanes at the bowling stadium are often booked solid, if ya wanna bowl. Maybe someone from Reno knows more?

"Guerilla style" partying in a hotel usually entails someone who's willing to open their rooom for everyone. It's often the best room with a view and extra space, also furniture can be moved from the other rooms to accomodate food/snacks/booze/extra seating etc. Perhaps a ghetto blaster too? :P

Stepping it up a BIG knotch would mean being booked 'Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton" style. Basically the entire floor and the floors above & below are booked/blocked out so as not to disturb anyone else in the hotel. I doubt we can afford that, nor will we need it, since we're a warm, friendly, cuddly bunch, right?
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Elorrum » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:55 am

testing new small hi-fi right now. adding blue tooth and satellites. sounds like a good name for a band.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Just_Joe » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:33 pm

Elorrum wrote:confirmed reservation for Sands. My confirmation email says 40 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe and then... what's this? 4 blocks from the National Bowling Stadium There's such a thing? I'm imagining a football stadium with a bowling lane way down there.


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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby littleflower » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:03 pm

Elorrum wrote:47.70 with taxes included for Saturday is Doc's deal, and it's good, but I wasn't sure that it was good for Sunday as well. (and I didn't ask) um, Sunday is cheaper, so the average for the two nights for the straight Sand's price is 42.00 a night plus the taxes.


Does that mean you're staying over Sunday? i got one of those gambler's specials, so i'm there sunday as well. might be a bit quieter than saturday night .............. !

i love the potluck idea, can we make a trader joe's run? i don't know what i can take on the plane.

oooooo, how fun ........... :D
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Elorrum » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:13 pm

littleflower wrote:Does that mean you're staying over Sunday? i got one of those gambler's specials, so i'm there sunday as well. might be a bit quieter than saturday night .............. !
i love the potluck idea, can we make a trader joe's run? i don't know what i can take on the plane. oooooo, how fun ........... :D

I'll have a vehicle, so a shopping run is possible. As to a quiet evening on Sunday, Well, I'm all about the peace and quiet when I'm on vacation. Don't know what I'm getting myself into. Don't feed me after midnight, or throw me in water. Bad stuff happens.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:44 pm

Bad stuff like totally awesome cargo!
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby littleflower » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:14 am

Elorrum wrote:Well, I'm all about the peace and quiet when I'm on vacation. Don't know what I'm getting myself into. Don't feed me after midnight, or throw me in water. Bad stuff happens.


we can have a quiet contest on sunday .... :D
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby lucky420 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:15 am

Quiet contest on Sunday sounds lovely
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:27 am

Sunday puppy cuddle puddle?
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby lucky420 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:30 am

Yes!
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