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AMTRAKathon 2014 1/25-1/26

Post by Dr. Pyro » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:44 am

The password is: Pineapple.

OK gang, we have sold 1/2 the seats on the party snow train from Roseville to Reno, heading out on Saturday January 25. I am now able to start taking reservations at Harrah's at our group rate ($64.15 including all taxes). We have requested three suites (Yggy wants one, Red and Twist want one, and the other if they come through is open for the first group who wants it). They run $154.55 assuming they're even available. We will open the train itself up to people (and their friends) who didn't go last year on November 1 if it isn't sold out by then. If you have gone in the past you and your guests are "grandfathered in" until the end of October. Then it's everyone for themselves. From what I can recall everyone had a pretty good (and decadent) time and you even get to check me out in my tuxedo. And we have reserved a room at Carver's for Sunday brunch beginning at noon. So, who wants to party in Reno?

And remember, the password is: Pineapple.
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

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Post by VultureChow » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:16 am

I will be there with bells on.

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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by lucky420 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:29 am

I'll be here in Reno waiting for you...

And I'll take a room.
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Post by Patsh » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:36 pm

I'm hoping to be among the welcoming committee at the station in Reno.

Thanks, Doc!

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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by Elorrum » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:06 pm

meet you at the train station in Reno!
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Post by ygmir » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:10 pm

I'm hoping to get the suite two nights, so we can be good and ready when "they" get there.
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Post by TinkerMom » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:15 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:The password is: Pineapple.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

And I didn't think little old me had that much influence.......
....the password is pineapple.........

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Post by lucky420 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:46 pm

ygmir wrote:I'm hoping to get the suite two nights, so we can be good and ready when "they" get there.
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. :D
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:05 pm

Remember to PM me if you want a room. Saying you'll be there is great, but a valid credit card number is really a helluva lot better. No reservations without, well, some skin in that game. Pineapple.

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:04 am

Just heard back from Harrah's and there are no more suites available except for VIP gamblers, of which we are none. So we'll just have to trash the regular rooms I guess.

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Post by ygmir » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:40 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:Just heard back from Harrah's and there are no more suites available except for VIP gamblers, of which we are none. So we'll just have to trash the regular rooms I guess.
is it too late to switch? get another casino and see if they'll "out bid" Harrah's?
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:56 am

Much too late. Contracts signed and large deposit checks have been cashed. Now, if people want to get suites at The Sands on their own and have the party over there I'm sure the real die-hard party animals <raises hand> could wander the four blocks. Just an idea.

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Post by graidawg » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:00 am

Once again I am being envious. for a full 4 months.




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Post by Elorrum » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:13 pm

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Post by VultureChow » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:14 pm

The real die hard party animals would figure out how to cram 20 people and a case of champagne on a single king bed.

Or two queens.
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Post by Elorrum » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:37 pm

VultureChow wrote:The real die hard party animals would figure out how to cram 20 people and a case of champagne on a single king bed.

Or two queens.
I can barely get through My own apartment without stepping on a sleeping bag or thermarest or tripping over a cot.
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Post by ygmir » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:24 pm

VultureChow wrote:The real die hard party animals would figure out how to cram 20 people and a case of champagne on a single king bed.

Or two queens.
twister and wesson oil, whiskey and the Doors.......we can fit all we want!!


there are suites available that weekend at the Sands......175 bucks per.
I guess,it'd depend on if a group wants to party in the suites, or rooms.
I'm ok either way, just thinking of options.
as big as they are, several of us could share each suite

How does the group dynamic work there? I didn't leave my suite last year....hahaaha, so didn't really know.
But, do a lot of people "spread out" around Reno for the evening, or, is there a "core" that wants to just hang out and party more or less in the same space?

again, not trying/wanting to split up a group thing. Just exploring options.

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Post by VultureChow » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:23 am

I'd be willing to get a suite as well, but dammit the party better come to us.

Is there anything closer to Harrahs than the sands?

And if it's just the party room, do we need more than one? What number of people are we talking here.

Should we get the party planning committee involved at this stage?
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Post by ygmir » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:01 am

VultureChow wrote:I'd be willing to get a suite as well, but dammit the party better come to us.

Is there anything closer to Harrahs than the sands?

And if it's just the party room, do we need more than one? What number of people are we talking here.

Should we get the party planning committee involved at this stage?
well, that's just it, gotta balance that an being rude........I'm conflicted.
but, we had two? suites across from eachother last year, and that was great. and the "love suite"
2 or 3 would be great. I'm gonna try an end run on Harrah's, gotta make some calls............maybe we can get a couple there, if I can find the right folks.
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:32 am

Worse case scenario (which is still a pretty good case) is that we have three or for adjacent rooms at Harrah's. Most of us will be on the same floor, well within stumbling distance of your very own bed. I see the upside on both sides of the question. And I'm game either way, though for the record I absolutely will be staying at Harrah's.

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Post by VultureChow » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:40 am

ygmir wrote:
VultureChow wrote:I'd be willing to get a suite as well, but dammit the party better come to us.

Is there anything closer to Harrahs than the sands?

And if it's just the party room, do we need more than one? What number of people are we talking here.

Should we get the party planning committee involved at this stage?
well, that's just it, gotta balance that an being rude........I'm conflicted.
but, we had two? suites across from eachother last year, and that was great. and the "love suite"
2 or 3 would be great. I'm gonna try an end run on Harrah's, gotta make some calls............maybe we can get a couple there, if I can find the right folks.
I was going to try the same thing. Maybe I call my AMEX concierge and see what she can do.
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Post by ygmir » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:48 am

the AMEX angle might be good..........good idea, if you want to try that. It's gonna take me some days to track these "high rollers" down, and see if I have any leverage.

and yeah Doc, same here, fun is fun, and loves us all. but really? "Own bed"?.........you dissapoint me.
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Post by VultureChow » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:50 am

ygmir wrote:the AMEX angle might be good..........good idea, if you want to try that. It's gonna take me some days to track these "high rollers" down, and see if I have any leverage.

and yeah Doc, same here, fun is fun, and loves us all. but really? "Own bed"?.........you dissapoint me.
The action comes to his bed, not the other way around.

ETA: No go on AMEX. They wouldn't let one of their suites go.
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Post by ygmir » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:02 am

bastards!! Harrahs elist snobs!! haha
well, I'm searching.

yeah I guess a Satyr like Doc, does not have to search, merely agree..........
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Post by VultureChow » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:05 am

Well I do know a guy with a black Amex card which would open doors, but he's a serious douchebag and I'm pretty sure he'd expect something in return.

Maybe if I get drunk enough.
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Post by ygmir » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:14 am

VultureChow wrote:Well I do know a guy with a black Amex card which would open doors, but he's a serious douchebag and I'm pretty sure he'd expect something in return.

Maybe if I get drunk enough.
if it's just a "reacharound" he may not know who gave it..........just sayin............
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by lucky420 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:25 am

wer've got the El Dorado/Silver legacy and Circus Circus closer to Harrahs than the Sands...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by VultureChow » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:34 am

Silver Legacy has spa suites available.
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by Elorrum » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:53 pm

This is getting confusing. I need to wait for the dust to settle a bit.
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