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February 19th, 2017 at 6:36:05 AM permalink
D'oh! Yes, I meant April.
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February 20th, 2017 at 8:41:01 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

And I am commiting to the plan for a Spring Fling on 4/22/17. As noted in another thread, I plan on a nine-day trip to Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe. I have my rooms booked for all but one night, but I haven't bought my plane tickets yet.


Those two omissions have now been resolved. The airline tickets cost me $100 more (for the two of us) than the very cheapest rate I had seen for those days but less than had been shown at times. I have developed an impression -- possibly completely fictional -- that sometimes the airline offers lower fares late at night and/or on weekends when business travelers aren't likely shopping. This weekend there was no change, so I purchased the tickets on Sunday rather than risk that they go up even higher today. So far, still no change, and I should really stop looking now that I made the purchase.

This morning I took care of the remaining night's lodging. I had planned to use a two-night comp offer for Friday and Saturday nights and another two-night comp offer for Sunday and Monday nights, with just the annoyance of moving between hotels in the same town. Unfortunately, Saturday night was sold out at the first place, and I originally booked just Friday on that offer. I checked with the Sun-Mon place about what it would cost me to arrive on Saturday, and they had Sat night blocked for arrivals. I wasn't willing to pay for both Friday and Saturday when they were supposed to be comped. I was able to get the Fri-Sat comp moved to another hotel in the group and made that reservation while cancelling the Fri-only reservation. Looks as if it is all set now. Seven nights comped (paying resort fees and taxes for three of those nights) and for the eighth night paying rack rate at a joint way out in the boonies of Tonopah.
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February 21st, 2017 at 7:11:22 PM permalink
Are we planning on doing a Friday dinner like we did last year? I am fully on board with a Friday smaller get together I just need to know whether I should plan on being back in Vegas from California for Friday night or not.
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February 21st, 2017 at 8:55:13 PM permalink
We will get (back) to Las Vegas from Lake Tahoe and Tonopah on Friday 4/21, sometime in the midday. Would definitely be up for a gathering that evening. Friday and Saturday nights we will be staying west of the strip, but we will be able to join a group on the strip, downtown, or most anywhere in the area.
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February 21st, 2017 at 9:03:51 PM permalink
Ok then I will plan to be back in Las Vegas for a Friday night gathering. Maybe since Friday will most likely be a small gathering we could visit Lucky Dragon and collect chips. Is RDW planning on coming this year?
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February 21st, 2017 at 9:26:17 PM permalink
I have not been in touch with rdw4potus in quite a while. Apparently he visited the forum a couple of days ago, but he has only made one post since last October. I don't know what the story is.
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February 21st, 2017 at 9:41:45 PM permalink
You have a private number for him don't you? Maybe send him a message?
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February 22nd, 2017 at 6:19:44 AM permalink
Just did.
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February 22nd, 2017 at 6:34:11 PM permalink
It's much harder now to get to this site than it used to be. My company added it to their list of blocked sites last summer. That kills my laptop and phone at the office (on their wifi) and it also kills the laptop at home (on their vpn). For a while I was doing the phone from home. I didn't realize it had been so long since I'd done that.

I think 4/22 will work for me. Really, probably 4/21 to 4/25. My mother in law is visiting my wife that week. That makes me happy to head to Vegas, but it means I'll be alone this year. I'm not sure yet about flight timing, but a collecting trip on Friday probably works for me. Same with the usual Saturday and potential Sunday festivities.

It kills me a little to be missing chips from northern Nevada again, but I can't get up there this time. I might head to California to try to grab a chip from that newish casino by Joshua tree.

I can't find a path to 500 more chips for the group. I think we're underrepresented in cali, in WA and Oregon, and in North Dakota. But adding those only adds about 200 chips.

I think there are about 620 chips in my collection. I could see getting to about 800 if I go to FL, go to WA and Oregon, visit Northern California, and revisit Ms, LA, and ok. Maybe 850 if I go to deadwood and to the bars in nd.
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February 22nd, 2017 at 6:53:09 PM permalink
Good to see you back RDW and glad to hear that you will be joining us for Spring Fling!

The newer casino by Joshua tree, are you talking about Tortoise Rock Casino? If not please do tell cause I can't figure out which one you are talking about. I will be doing a Southern California collecting trip as part of Spring Fling and I will be visiting Tortoise Rock.

That was my thought exactly when I wrote this in the CotD thread a couple days ago:
"Well it sounds like we have room for about 500 more chips before the index becomes an issue again. Or to put into other words this thread will be ok for a very very long time :)

I can't see where those chips would come from to create a problem again. From my estimation if as a group we visited every available casino in North America I think that would still be only 200-300 more chips to add to the thread. I'll be grabbing probably 30-40 more from Southeast Asia next January when I plan to go back to Asia for 8 weeks. Unless Konbu plans to backpack all of South America and Europe we shouldn't have many issues :)"

I will hit the 600 mark for my collection after Spring Fling but other than a few Western Canadian chips I might collect this summer I don't think I will be adding anymore until next January in Asia.
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