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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by ygmir » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:08 pm

lucky420 wrote:wer've got the El Dorado/Silver legacy and Circus Circus closer to Harrahs than the Sands...
do you have time to check into them, price availability, nice view?

if not I can.
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by lucky420 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:12 pm

I can but not until monday. I'm flying out to Vegas in the a.m. for a work conference... :twisted:
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by Red Vixen » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:33 pm

I am tuning into this late... so no suites at Harrahs? Since you have the AMTRAKathon obviously in honor of my birthday, how can I throw another party? Do we need to get the Prez suite at the Sands again? Let me know Iggy so we can have the cross the hall thing going on. :lol:

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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by Dr. Pyro » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:18 am

Update. We have sold 82% of the spaces on the train! So if anyone else wants in you should let me know ASAP. I am also securing rooms for visitors at Harrah's at our price naturally. I know people are looking for suites around town, but for those of you who after the decadence just need a place to crash, I will see to it you're taken care of. This includes people going straight into Reno and bypassing the train altogether. This should be another memorable year indeed.

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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by ygmir » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:42 pm

So, lets move if we're gonna on suites at the Sands.
Let me know who wants to get a suite. two would be minimum, I'd think, 3 would be good........
And, I"m good with anyone who wants to crash on couches or whatever.
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:18 pm

Amtrak needs to instal elevators.
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by ygmir » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:41 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Amtrak needs to instal elevators.
they don't have them? you mean on trains, or stations? no ramps?
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:45 am

In trains. You do realize that if I were to join this Amtrakathon, I'd be sitting downstairs alone, with a crappy view.
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by ygmir » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:16 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:In trains. You do realize that if I were to join this Amtrakathon, I'd be sitting downstairs alone, with a crappy view.
that'd be a bummer! I don't ride the train, I get motion sickness to easily. But, didn't know that. dang.
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:47 pm

I don't know if I ever told eplaya about going home on the train in 09. There were two old guys who had this on-going conversation, way too loud, and I wasn't feeling like shutting them up. I regretted that tactic when there were grooming tips on washing your ass on Amtrak.
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by ygmir » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:47 pm

ok, got 3 suites next to and across the hall from each other at the Sands. Same as last year, with one more.
the smaller one adjoining the Prez (Red and Oliver) is not taken. Oliver and Red will let me know soon if a friend wants it, if not, it's up for grabs. 140 bucks, IIRC, might be a little less. 17th floor, across from mine, next to Red.
Already reserved and paid for by me, so, let me know.

I"m thinking "pot luck" party there? Folks can bring snacks and drinks?
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by VultureChow » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:45 am

Pot luck?! Absolutely. Now I'll have an excuse to buy food in SF and more wine than I can reasonably carry in Napa.
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:03 am

We have 47 of the 50 spaces claimed for AMTRAKathon 2014. We can squeeze in another three on top of that, so we technically have six openings max (unless you are not coming down the hill with us on Sunday like Vulture Chow). It does not look like anyone from Laguna Del Sol, the nudist resort outside of Sacramento, will be there so that means more burners!

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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by ygmir » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:15 am

yay for more Burners!!
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by lucky420 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:52 am

Yes YAY for more burners.

Yggy, I sent you a msg on FB regarding the other suite
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:37 am

I would like to announce that we are officially sold out for AMTRAKathon 2014. Got Vulture Chow's and Magic Marty's reservations and that put us over the top. Anyone else can either meet us in Reno (we are honoring our room promise at Harrah's) or go on a wait list for the train in case somebody drops out. See you in the party suites.

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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by ygmir » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:43 am

lucky420 wrote:Yes YAY for more burners.

Yggy, I sent you a msg on FB regarding the other suite
sweet!!

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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by ygmir » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:47 am

so, those who can, or will:
Lets sort of organize the pot luck food/booze for Saturday night?
we could say something like "bring a bottle or six pack of something, and some food to share"
or get fancy and somehow assign/volunteer to bring certain things?
It looks like at the minimum, we'll have two large suites (Red/Olivers and mine), and maybe even 3 adjoining/across the hall, to party in. with bars and sinks and jacuzzi tubs....couches, chairs, straps and cuffs, riding crops.......no uh did I say that?......
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by nilasnake » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:54 am

killbuck and I will be among the renoites to welcome y'all.

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Post by ygmir » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:57 am

nilasnake wrote:killbuck and I will be among the renoites to welcome y'all.
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by Dr. Pyro » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:03 am

And just so everyone knows, the suites Yggy is referring to are at the Sands and not Harrah's. So even though we're staying at Harrah's we'll be trashing the Sands Regency.

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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by ygmir » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:31 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:And just so everyone knows, the suites Yggy is referring to are at the Sands and not Harrah's. So even though we're staying at Harrah's we'll be trashing the Sands Regency.
Plausible deniability.............
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by VultureChow » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:01 am

My flight is booked. Hotels too.

Now... What to wear? :?
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by ygmir » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:19 am

VultureChow wrote:My flight is booked. Hotels too.

Now... What to wear? :?
yer askin us?................


where ya stayin? Sands or Harrahs?
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by VultureChow » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:33 am

ygmir wrote:
VultureChow wrote:My flight is booked. Hotels too.

Now... What to wear? :?
yer askin us?................


where ya stayin? Sands or Harrahs?
Harrah's as it came with the Train. But I'm staying two nights in SF and one in Napa before I even hit the train. Should give me a chance to numb my liver before the main event.
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by Red Vixen » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:49 pm

ygmir wrote:so, those who can, or will:
Lets sort of organize the pot luck food/booze for Saturday night?
we could say something like "bring a bottle or six pack of something, and some food to share"
or get fancy and somehow assign/volunteer to bring certain things?
It looks like at the minimum, we'll have two large suites (Red/Olivers and mine), and maybe even 3 adjoining/across the hall, to party in. with bars and sinks and jacuzzi tubs....couches, chairs, straps and cuffs, riding crops.......no uh did I say that?......

OK you know I'm down with it..... after all its my Birthday damnit!

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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by Red Vixen » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:02 pm

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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by lucky420 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:26 pm

I'll be at the Sands too.
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by Patsh » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:50 pm

lucky420 wrote:I'll be at the Sands too.
Sands, here, arriving Friday and leaving (probably) Monday.
Can hardly wait!! :D
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Re: AMTRAKathon 2014

Post by ygmir » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:05 pm

It was a blast driving out to the playa last year.........who wants to do it again on Sunday? we'll want to have enough cars/trucks so it's a comfy ride. Unless there are enough to be worth renting a van/bus sort of thing?

will someone be willing to make a sort of "list" for the potluck on Sat. night (Reds Birthday)?
does not have to be super official, but it'd be nice for folks to see stuff so they can know what to bring?
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