FleaStiff
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July 11th, 2010 at 11:38:39 AM permalink
I get mixed up on the names sometime but is that the casino in Reno that has been on the brink of being closed for having sufficient capital or not paying their taxes or something. If things are so bad for the casino, you can bet they are bad for the dealers too.
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July 11th, 2010 at 12:25:52 PM permalink
Quote: OneAngryDwarf

Me: "No, driving would take me about 2 days. I flew in."



Two days! I would be very impressed with that. When we moved from Baltimore to Las Vegas it took six days, and that was driving about 8 hours a day.
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pacomartin
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July 11th, 2010 at 12:41:38 PM permalink
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Two days! I would be very impressed with that. When we moved from Baltimore to Las Vegas it took six days, and that was driving about 8 hours a day.



Some people are unstoppable. I've known people who drive 1000 miles their first day (like 14 hours of speeding) and they cross the country in 3 days.
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July 11th, 2010 at 3:26:39 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

Some people are unstoppable. I've known people who drive 1000 miles their first day (like 14 hours of speeding) and they cross the country in 3 days.



I know some guys that drove from New Jersey to Los Angeles in 40 hours, but they took turns driving around the clock.
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cclub79
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July 11th, 2010 at 3:44:50 PM permalink
We left Maryland on a Wednesday midday, then finished the night at Caesars Indiana (Free room)....maybe 600 miles?
Then Thursday was Indiana to Harrah's in Topeka KS (free - Prarie Bend??) maybe another 600
Friday was the long day, KS to Grand Junction CO (no casino, a motel)
Saturday CO to Vegas. It was a lot of driving but the trip from Denver to Vegas was probably the best drive scenically I've taken
pacomartin
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July 11th, 2010 at 3:47:55 PM permalink
Personally I don't like driving. I have very seldom done over 500 miles in a day in my life.
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July 11th, 2010 at 4:09:49 PM permalink
Quote: cclub79

We left Maryland on a Wednesday midday, then finished the night at Caesars Indiana (Free room)....maybe 600 miles?
Then Thursday was Indiana to Harrah's in Topeka KS (free - Prarie Bend??) maybe another 600
Friday was the long day, KS to Grand Junction CO (no casino, a motel)
Saturday CO to Vegas. It was a lot of driving but the trip from Denver to Vegas was probably the best drive scenically I've taken



I loved my first cross-country drive. Rochester, NY to Phoenix. Long time to get there so I stayed a day in St Louis to see some sights. I would love to do it again, maybe a different route through KS next time. I think there are two things that make a drive like that pleasant. One is I only did it one-way. Even if you have to return to where you started (99% of people) if you can make a big circle of sorts. Second is to have time be a minimal factor so you dson't fall into the "how many miles can I cram into a day" thing.

Onbe thing I didn't realize is how much time zones play into it. Going west I gained three hours (no DST in AZ) but lost three comiong back. Even with driving out in a car anb back in a tgruck pulling a trailer it took a whole day longer coming back. Since you gain the hour one way and lose it the other it is a two-hour swing.
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shirleyjester
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July 11th, 2010 at 6:06:45 PM permalink
HI,

I once drove from coast to coast non stop in 46 hours a couple of years back. My companion kept wanting to drive, but I would have none of that! It is routine for me to travel 1200-1500 miles in a 24 hour period from NY to Florida. In the wintertime there is additional motivation to get out of the bad weather, and we always time it so we hit the Florida welcome center on 95 before they close at 5PM or so. It is always the BEST tasting orange and grapefruit juice in the world at that moment. It marks the beginning of a nice long vacation to our winter retreat.
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July 11th, 2010 at 7:37:33 PM permalink
Quote: shirleyjester

HI,

I once drove from coast to coast non stop in 46 hours a couple of years back. My companion kept wanting to drive, but I would have none of that! It is routine for me to travel 1200-1500 miles in a 24 hour period from NY to Florida. In the wintertime there is additional motivation to get out of the bad weather, and we always time it so we hit the Florida welcome center on 95 before they close at 5PM or so. It is always the BEST tasting orange and grapefruit juice in the world at that moment. It marks the beginning of a nice long vacation to our winter retreat.

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July 12th, 2010 at 7:03:01 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

I get mixed up on the names sometime but is that the casino in Reno that has been on the brink of being closed for having sufficient capital or not paying their taxes or something. If things are so bad for the casino, you can bet they are bad for the dealers too.



That's the Siena.
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