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JSR1968



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PostPosted: Dec Mon 29, 2014 11:58 am    Post subject: 39 Days and Counting!!! Reply with quote

It will have been 16 months or so since my last trip (October 2013) and that is long enough!

I would go in to why I didn't do a trip report (travel companion was a TOTAL pain in the ass) but I don't want to bore you.

The combination of three things is why I will be in Reno from Feb 6 - Feb 9.

#1 - I got a r/t flight from Columbus Ohio to Sacramento for $243.
#2 - I got 2 free nights, $100 free play and $30 food comp at Grand Sierra Resort.
#3 - Feb 7 is my birthday.

A good friend of mine lives in Folsom, CA and is kind enough to pick me up, drive us to Reno (and back) and let me stay at his house until I leave on the 10th.

Looking fwd to this trip BIG TIME!
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BC Dave



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PostPosted: Dec Wed 31, 2014 10:55 pm    Post subject: Alright! Reply with quote

Sounds great! Looking forward to a winning report from "JSR at the GSR"!
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JSR1968



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PostPosted: Jan Mon 12, 2015 6:00 am    Post subject: Re: Alright! Reply with quote

BC Dave wrote:
Sounds great! Looking forward to a winning report from "JSR at the GSR"!


I hope you are correct on the title!!!

25 days!
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JSR1968



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PostPosted: Jan Wed 28, 2015 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

9 days!!!
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CaSwede



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PostPosted: Jan Fri 30, 2015 9:44 am    Post subject: Getting close Reply with quote

" 9 days!!! "

But who is counting? It sounds like a great plan for a Reno trip. I look forward to hearing about the great results. Yep, ditch that P.I.T.A. travel mate.

Let me be the first to wish you a happy birthday! I am thinking you should be able to milk that into at least a free drink or more.
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JSR1968



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PostPosted: Feb Mon 02, 2015 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HUGE changes had to be made!!!

I changed my flight to Columbus to Reno (Fri - Tue) due to work obligations for my friend from Folsom.

The "offer" from GSR turned out to be not such a great deal imo. They wanted me to pay FULL PRICE for the room up front (would have been $400+ total) and they would comp me on the back end. The catch is that my $100 free play and $30 food would be taken out first. I got a Sky Tower room at Circus Circus for $170 for all 4 nights. This way I don't have to move.

I am supposed to get in town at 11:55am local time on Friday.

4 days!!!
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JSR1968



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PostPosted: Feb Mon 02, 2015 5:37 am    Post subject: Re: Getting close Reply with quote

CaSwede wrote:
" 9 days!!! "

But who is counting? It sounds like a great plan for a Reno trip. I look forward to hearing about the great results. Yep, ditch that P.I.T.A. travel mate.

Let me be the first to wish you a happy birthday! I am thinking you should be able to milk that into at least a free drink or more.


Thanks CaSwede!
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BC Dave



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PostPosted: Feb Mon 02, 2015 7:38 pm    Post subject: For the best ... Reply with quote

Sorry to her your GSR deal went sour. But, downtown is what it's all about anyway! Awful-Awfuls, maybe Shooter's, the Cal Neva and some new joints to check out. And you'll still be there for your Birthday. Have a price of cake from the Eldorado's awesome bakery! Still looking forward to your trip report.
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JSR1968



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PostPosted: Feb Tue 03, 2015 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: For the best ... Reply with quote

BC Dave wrote:
Sorry to her your GSR deal went sour. But, downtown is what it's all about anyway! Awful-Awfuls, maybe Shooter's, the Cal Neva and some new joints to check out. And you'll still be there for your Birthday. Have a price of cake from the Eldorado's awesome bakery! Still looking forward to your trip report.


Thanks BC Dave. I thought it was a bit misleading but at least I don't have to move.

Things on my list to do this trip.

#1 Awful Awful - Ive been going to Reno since 1990 and have never had one!!!
#2 Bar/Pub crawl on Saturday for my birthday. Silver Peak, Shooters, Brew Brothers, Sierra Tap House, West 2nd St and a few others...
#3 Definitely walk through Cal Neva. cheap beer and I like the race/sports book.
#4 Sunday Brunch at Sterlings.
#5 Watch Ohio State hoops on Sunday at 2:30. Dunno where yet.

3 days!!!
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BC Dave



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PostPosted: Feb Tue 03, 2015 12:54 pm    Post subject: I'm jealous Reply with quote

Sound like a plan - a great plan!
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Mammothgambler



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PostPosted: Feb Wed 04, 2015 12:18 am    Post subject: enjoy! Reply with quote

Enjoy your trip! I'd say that the GSR thing was a bad accident waiting to happen. Downtown is so much better anyway.

I always found Reno to be awesome as far as birthday recognition goes, so be sure to live it up! Looks like you've got a good list of things planned. The chili and bacon add-ons to the Awful Awful are totally worth it, and the Awesome Dog is also really good (in the event you decide to go for a second visit).

Mammothgambler
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JSR1968



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PostPosted: Feb Thu 05, 2015 4:34 am    Post subject: Re: I'm jealous Reply with quote

BC Dave wrote:
Sound like a plan - a great plan!


Definitely looking fwd to it!
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JSR1968



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PostPosted: Feb Thu 05, 2015 4:35 am    Post subject: Re: enjoy! Reply with quote

Mammothgambler wrote:
Enjoy your trip! I'd say that the GSR thing was a bad accident waiting to happen. Downtown is so much better anyway.

I always found Reno to be awesome as far as birthday recognition goes, so be sure to live it up! Looks like you've got a good list of things planned. The chili and bacon add-ons to the Awful Awful are totally worth it, and the Awesome Dog is also really good (in the event you decide to go for a second visit).

Mammothgambler


The more I think about it the more I like staying within walking distance of several places so I agree with you Mammoth.

I am with you on the bacon add!
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JSR1968



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PostPosted: Feb Thu 05, 2015 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This time tomorrow I will be in the air!!!

Checked in this morning and it says my plane from Columbus to Vegas 4+ hours) doesn't have WiFi but my flight from Vegas to Reno (1 hour) does...

DAMN!!!

LOL
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remano



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PostPosted: Feb Thu 05, 2015 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forecast is for unseasonably warm weather, cloudy, maybe a little rain, high winds Friday. With the area about 4 years into a record drought and coming off the second driest January in history the locals are hoping for rain, although it can complicate a visitor's plans.

Maybe think about visiting Heritage at Whitney Peak. It's new, we had a great meal there and other reviews have been mostly positive.

Have a great trip.
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