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5-6 or more hours to kill in Reno...

Post by C.f.M. » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:45 am

Once I arrive Wednesday in Reno, I have at least five hours before hotel check-in (when those who have the room arrive).

What the heck should I do all day? Airport with final destination of Peppermill hotel...

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I do not gamble, whatsoever.
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Post by Elderberry » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:50 am

Go to the hotel, check your luggage with he bell hop and hit the casinos!
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Post by delle » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:05 am

Or ask the people you're rooming with to give the hotel a quick call saying you'll be there before them.

We check in people all the time who didn't officially book the room at our resort.


Unless, of course, you're not being 100% forthright about the number of ppl in your room..... in which case you could be upping the dollar amount a bit.
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Post by delle » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:06 am

If you go with JK's suggestion (which of course was perfect), I'd have to add:

Before handing your stuff over, change into your craziest outfit, then saunter over to the concierge desk and ask what they suggest.

One look at you should suffice in getting sent to the perfect place.
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Re: 5-6 or more hours to kill in Reno...

Post by C.f.M. » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:24 am

delle wrote:Before handing your stuff over, change into your craziest outfit, then saunter over to the concierge desk and ask what they suggest. One look at you should suffice in getting sent to the perfect place.
The last time I was in Reno everybody in my group headed to the hotel cafe - well, the one at the next nearest hotel, since ours was closed.

Me, I asked two security guards and a homeless guy where they'd eat.

I recommend the Golden Nugget, if you're ever hungry in Reno.

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Post by Sail Man » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:29 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Once I arrive Wednesday in Reno, I have at least five hours before hotel check-in (when those who have the room arrive).

What the heck should I do all day? Airport with final destination of Peppermill hotel...

ETA:

I do not gamble, whatsoever.
WTF?!? Who goes to Reno and doesn't plan on gambling? It's not like there's anything else to do in that town. :mrgreen:
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Post by skibear » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:34 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Once I arrive Wednesday in Reno, I have at least five hours before hotel check-in (when those who have the room arrive).

What the heck should I do all day? Airport with final destination of Peppermill hotel...
Peppermill (& Eldorado) have great buffets.

If you stuff your face big time with food you won't need to eat till Wednesday !!!
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Post by Eric » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:40 pm

Check luggage in at front desk. Ask them if there's a park near by. Go to park, read book.
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Post by C.f.M. » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:55 pm

Eric wrote:Check luggage in at front desk. Ask them if there's a park near by. Go to park, read book.
Yeah, generally that's my time killer - esp. with my new kick-ass kindle/nook/library phone but I'll have been traveling for...8 or 10 hours, at least, reading and reading and reading on planes and waiting to get on planes.

I didn't know if any locals knew the area and a....um....I don't know. I'm guessing Reno's not much for museums or other hi-falutin' shit.

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Post by graidawg » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:00 pm

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Eric wrote:Check luggage in at front desk. Ask them if there's a park near by. Go to park, read book.
Yeah, generally that's my time killer - esp. with my new kick-ass kindle/nook/library phone but I'll have been traveling for...8 or 10 hours, at least, reading and reading and reading on planes and waiting to get on planes.

I didn't know if any locals knew the area and a....um....I don't know. I'm guessing Reno's not much for museums or other hi-falutin' shit.
There is a museum in Reno, which when i went in '02 had pictures of burning man all down one wall. kind of sold me on going to BM. I personally plan to get a tattoo. stingray tattoos is my choice so far
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Post by C.f.M. » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:14 pm

Well, the art museum isn't too-too far...I think the hotel is in "Mid-Town."

http://www.downtownmakeover.com/SoDo/default.asp

Vintage clothes and used books, mmmm....not like I have money to spend or space to pack them!

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Post by C.f.M. » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:14 pm

Ha! We cross-posted. 8) I don't know if I'll have the admission fare, but we'll see.

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Post by BBadger » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:24 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Once I arrive Wednesday in Reno, I have at least five hours before hotel check-in (when those who have the room arrive).
Reno is unfortunately the most "Boring little city in the world." They simply misspelled "boring" as "biggest." There is nothing to do in Reno, at all. I was there on a Friday night and the entire city was dead, even the casino floors. They planted those casinos with the hope that something of value would spring up, but to no avail. Since you'll be there early, there will be no Ribs fest, and the Nevada State Fair has been cancelled.

What would I do? I'd bring a deck of cards and hang out at some casino, cafe, or some place and play cards with friends or with yourself. Maybe you can find some place with free Wifi and watch youtube videos. Literally. There is nothing to do there. Nothing.
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Post by ygmir » Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:55 pm

Eric wrote:Check luggage in at front desk. Ask them if there's a park near by. Go to park, read book.
There's a park named after my great grandfather just down the road from the Peppermill, good quiet spot to read.
and, it's attached to several other parks by a trail system, IIRC.

Lots of nice walks along the Truckee through town.
There's a car museum.
I believe one of the downtown casinos has a good gun museum.
UNR has lots to do on campus.

or, you could go up and down the halls of the hotel, knocking on doors to see who answers naked.
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Post by AntiM » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:31 pm

"To Kill in Reno" ... isn't that a dime novel?

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Post by Elorrum » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:07 pm

http://civilizedexplorer.pbworks.com/w/ ... /CivExReno
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Post by C.f.M. » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:16 am

Yeah, I remember thinking "Man, there is NOTHing here..." the first time I was there.

So I can spend money unecessarily, add more reading/movie watching to my day-long experience of it and go to a gun and/or car museum. Grrrreeeeat. :lol:

I guess I will just go to the hotel and take it from there...park related to Ygmir sounds good. Do any dirty old men come with the family name? :mrgreen: People-watching, sunshine, all that jazz. Gee, I don't know ANYwhere else I'll be doing that anytime soon... :twisted:

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Post by gyre » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:29 am

I would have thought you would enjoy steampunk?

It's a special museum.
I have seen most of the collection before they sold off $200 million of it, but still worth seeing.

Not sure this is there, but as an example...

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Post by d6 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:57 am

one block west behind the peppermill is Virginia Lake Park. used by lots of dog walkers since there is a dedicated dog park area on the west side of the park.
two blocks down going north(right on s.virginia st) from the peppermill, small strip mall w/ sushi and mexican food and a 16 screen movie theater across the street - all mainstream, no indie titles.
from there, going one more block north and you're at s.virginia / plumb - cvs, savemart, ross, western wear store, ben franklins art/craft supply store, more food options - chinese,pho,sandwhiches,etc, usual strip mall mentality. no super funky stores in that immediate area

the nv museum of art is about 2 miles away (also headed north) from peppermill and costs $10 or so.
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Post by C.f.M. » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:19 am

d6 wrote:one block west behind the peppermill is Virginia Lake Park. used by lots of dog walkers since there is a dedicated dog park area on the west side of the park.
two blocks down going north(right on s.virginia st) from the peppermill, small strip mall w/ sushi and mexican food and a 16 screen movie theater across the street - all mainstream, no indie titles.
from there, going one more block north and you're at s.virginia / plumb - cvs, savemart, ross, western wear store, ben franklins art/craft supply store, more food options - chinese,pho,sandwhiches,etc, usual strip mall mentality. no super funky stores in that immediate area

the nv museum of art is about 2 miles away (also headed north) from peppermill and costs $10 or so.

Ah! Thanks! Exactly the type of info I was looking for! Good to know there's some walking options, might get a jump on food shopping at Save Mart, thanks!

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Post by d6 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:49 am

no problem -
the save-mart is actually one block west (left) from s.virginia/plumb intersection, while the cvs/strip mall would be just to to the right. the cvs has a little food and bigger pharmacy section compared to the "normal" grocery store save mart version. if you do go to virginia lake park behind the peppermill, just keep walking (north again) till lakeside hits plumb lane and the save mart is across the street. not far at all from peppermill, about 1/2 mile tops.
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Post by snake » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:25 pm

on north virginia you could check out junkee's clothing exchange, the melting pot, polyesther's playawear. maybe take a bus up that far. then you can eat at 'sup' or 'creme'. keep walking north to the river. nice cooling hangout. dip your hot feet in. what time are you getting to town?

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:34 pm

Go to the courthouse and ask a judge how someone who killed someone in Reno, NV, would end up serving his sentence in a CA state prison.
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Post by Token » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:01 pm

Peppermill has a damn good day spa.


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