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Doc
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February 26th, 2016 at 6:46:37 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Dang! I had a mental image of this being in the evening. I'd like to suggest we have around a 5:00 start time with a 6:00 dinner, so those doing the Tour de Summerlin (okay, just me) have time to complete it. However, I can be outvoted.

Back on page 2 of this thread, I said:
Quote: Doc

With a 7 to 1 advantage in the voting, we should plan on having supper at the 777 rather than lunch. This will have the benefit of providing adequate time for PokerGrinder and possibly even GWAE to get to town. I'm thinking something like 7:00pm PDT, but we can leave the exact timing until we have a more definite list of attendees and their expected arrival times.



I think DJTB's mention of "lunchtime" was when he booked his flight, not when he expected to meet us. I haven't seen his schedule yet, but it looks as if GWAE is out, so an earlier start time might work. I still suggest we wait until an attendees list is clearer before we lock in the time.
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February 26th, 2016 at 7:10:30 PM permalink
BTW, Wiz, I checked out your Summerlin route map. I strongly suspect that the only way for me to do 80 miles would require me to follow the route in my rental car. I sure hope your town isn't so congested that 80 miles by car would require anything close to the 7 hours you quoted as the limit. Probably best for me to skip the tour and just see you at the 777.
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February 26th, 2016 at 7:56:24 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

Back on page 2 of this thread, I said:

I think DJTB's mention of "lunchtime" was when he booked his flight, not when he expected to meet us. I haven't seen his schedule yet, but it looks as if GWAE is out, so an earlier start time might work. I still suggest we wait until an attendees list is clearer before we lock in the time.


I thought we were doing Friday night around 7pm and Saturday we hadn't decided yet?!?
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February 26th, 2016 at 7:56:46 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

I think DJTB's mention of "lunchtime" was when he booked his flight, not when he expected to meet us.

Yep. That's when I booked the air. Hotel and car have already been booked - although may change.

Although someone (Babs?) encouraged me to fly in Friday because of potential pre-event events Friday evening, I just can't do it. I AM taking the first flight out Saturday, landing around 9:30am, and would be open to lunch, or other type of meet up before the 'official' meet up at dinner (assuming it's gonna be dinner).

If anyone is interested, I intend to go to Gambler's General Store sometime on Saturday, or Sunday morning. It's on Main Street, just over half a mile from Fremont Street, so if there are other interested people, we can walk. I've walked it in the past - alone.

The only meet-ups I've attended in the past have been the after G2E dinners. They always seem to fly by. After all, by the time we get out of G2E and gather at the restaurant, it could be 7:00. Then eat and play waitress trivia, and it could be 9:00 or even later. Do a little gambling as a group, and suddenly it's time to go to bed so we can go to G2E the next day. Not complaining, mind you, but I'm REALLY looking forward to hanging out for a much longer period, and possibly much of Sunday as well.

I go home Tuesday night, on the red-eye.
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February 26th, 2016 at 8:25:36 PM permalink
Haha I had forgotten about the Gambler's general store, I haven't been there in a couple years. Neat store, could be convinced to go.
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February 26th, 2016 at 9:12:55 PM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

I thought we were doing Friday night around 7pm and Saturday we hadn't decided yet?!?


Not exactly, but you could be correct.

This thread is focused on gathering input on what and where for the Main Event -- the "Official" WoV 2016 Spring Fling -- on Saturday 4/16/16. With a very high degree of confidence, we can expect that some subset of the group will also gather for activities on Friday evening and perhaps again on Sunday or even other times. But we need to focus first on who will make it for Saturday, when they can be available to join the group, where we want to get together, what we want to do, etc.

Based on the initial input, I summarized the voting back on page 2 and suggested that the official Saturday gathering be for dinner/supper at the 777 Brew Pub at Main Street Station. Because it appeared that some folks (such as GWAE) might make it but might arrive late on Saturday, I suggested the 7:00 p.m. time, but left the exact time open until we were more definite about who will make it and what time they can arrive. At the time, I hadn't even heard about the Wizard's 80 parsec bike ride that same day.

Things I see that we now need to work on are: (1) Finding someone to take charge of organizing this shindig, since no volunteer has yet stepped forward, (2) refining the guest list as people (such as DJTB and GWAE) find out whether they can make it or not, (3) deciding how we want to address the gaming opportunities, since the voting on that issue was not at all clear cut (In that same post on page 2, I suggested the possibility of two Saturday sessions of different games, one before dinner and one after.), and (4) nailing down the exact times that we want to gather on Saturday.

If we know who is going to be there Saturday evening and know that they will also be in town on Friday, I think we can work out plans for the preliminary event fairly easily. I don't really see any rush for that.
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February 27th, 2016 at 6:35:58 AM permalink
Thanks for the clarification on the time. I'd like to motion that we set 5:00 as the trickle-in time and 6:00 as the target to start ordering food. If this is agreeable I can put in a reservation.

Quote: PokerGrinder

Haha I had forgotten about the Gambler's general store, I haven't been there in a couple years. Neat store, could be convinced to go.



Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, which I often am, but I thought that place got sold and the contents moved to some new store on Tropicana.
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February 27th, 2016 at 7:47:24 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

If anyone is interested, I intend to go to Gambler's General Store sometime on Saturday, or Sunday morning. It's on Main Street, just over half a mile from Fremont Street, so if there are other interested people, we can walk. I've walked it in the past - alone.


Dang, I keep putting that on my list for Vegas and never seem to make it.

Have fun everyone, wish I could make it this year but no can do.
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February 27th, 2016 at 8:59:35 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, which I often am, but I thought that place got sold and the contents moved to some new store on Tropicana.


I just checked and it seems like they are still in the same spot.
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February 27th, 2016 at 9:32:43 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, which I often am, but I thought that [Gambler's General Store] got sold and the contents moved to some new store on Tropicana.

If so, it was recently. I was there in November and the website still shows the Main Street address.


However, there is evidence to support the theory that they were sold:

1. My favorite clerk is gone.

2. They built a fence along the edge of the parking lot facing Spinetti's. So it is no longer simple to park at one place and visit both.

3. They rearranged their floor space so that the back part is now a small coffee shop.
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