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Reno Fun Train - 3/4 to 3/6/05
thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2004-11-09 6:15 pm   Permalink

On Saturday at mrsmiley's party I got some people excited (no not that way) about the Reno Fun Train that runs on weekends in Jan-Mar. I mentioned that the train on Feb. 11th. is a Hawaiian theme so we should see how many people can go on that weekend.

Unfortunately, martiki just informed me that the Hawaiian themed train is sold out.

So, I am starting this topic to provide some info about the Reno Fun Train and perhaps consider some possible dates for a Tiki Central excursion.

The Fun Train leaves Oakland on Friday afternoons arriving in Reno on Friday night. You can bring your own beer, wine, booze, travel bar, food, etc. The waiter brings you cups and all the ice you need, as well as dinner. There is a bar/cafe car, a piano lounge car, and even a dance car with a dance floor, disco lights, and a band called the Funatics! It sounds cheesy but everyone gets well lubricated and it is more fun than it sounds. The train stays in Reno and returns on Sunday morning so you can see the Sierras covered in snow in daylight.

There are a choice of hotels available but the Nugget in Sparks is the obvious choice because Trader Dick's is there. 2005 is the 50th. anniversary of the Nugget so it should be very festive. The Nugget has great food, including the Awful Awful burger, a good steakhouse, and an incredible oyster bar .

The cost is $255 per person (for the Nugget) including RT train, meals on the train, 2 nights lodging, and transportation to your hotel.

We should probably decide and book something as soon as possible, but I'm going to be traveling next week and not back until early December so I doubt I can book something until mid December.

More info:
http://www.keyholidays.com/reno/funtrain/funtrain.html

[ This Message was edited by: thejab on 2004-11-09 18:16 ]

[ This Message was edited by: thejab on 2005-02-02 14:13 ]


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Humuhumu
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2004-11-09 6:31 pm   Permalink

How sad is it that the Hawaiian train is sold out, and none of us made it on?

I can't read your entire post, because my eyes keep catching on OYSTER BAR. I don't get enough oysters. Yes, I'm in. I'm waaaaay in. I've not yet been to Reno, and it's been on my list.

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Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-11-09 6:44 pm   Permalink

Across the street from the Nugget is a great micro owned by a paleantologist (sp?)

Very good ales. Icky (named after a local beaste) is nice stuff. They have the best pepper beer I've ever had.

Good thurenger too.

Don't forget the car museum, they have the only known Dimaxian from our boy Bucky.

Also there is a fairly wierd UFO theme restaurant called Miguel's (Mexican) worth stopping at.

If you want some industrial fun, go to Beer Rob's "Beer Makers of America" on Dickerson...it's like a playroom for beer nuts. Great wierd selections on tap...use a taxi..you might not think you need it but you will

Reno is splendid.


 
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martiki
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Posted: 2004-11-10 08:30 am   Permalink

I suggest that we shoot for March 4th- the "50s" themed train. There aren't many rooms at the Nugget left on this package, so we have to decide soon. Who else is interested?

 
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the drunken hat
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Posted: 2004-11-10 09:16 am   Permalink

cleen and i are in for sure!!!

does it matter what the overall theme of the train is? if we get enough people involved it will be TIKI themed in one car anyway!

just my 2 cents.
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cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2004-11-10 10:13 am   Permalink


Note that those rates are per person double occupancy, which means single people have to pay twice as much. Who needs a roommate besides me?


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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2004-11-10 10:56 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-10 09:16, the drunken hat wrote:
cleen and i are in for sure!!!

does it matter what the overall theme of the train is? if we get enough people involved it will be TIKI themed in one car anyway!

just my 2 cents.



I think it is the Jimmy Buffett theme when it is not Hawaiian!!
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thejab
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2004-11-10 11:23 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-10 08:30, martiki wrote:
I suggest that we shoot for March 4th- the "50s" themed train. There aren't many rooms at the Nugget left on this package, so we have to decide soon. Who else is interested?



No offense martiki, but I can't stand 50s themes! It really bugs me to see poodle skirts and t-shirts with the sleeves rolled up like Happy Days. For me the Hollywood version of the 50s is like the Jimmy Buffet version of tiki!

Any weekend other than that weekend is better for me. I think we should try and avoid the theme trains and go for the non-theme weekends.


 
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-11-10 12:45 pm   Permalink

How about a Tiki St. Patrick's - Mar. 11th

http://www.keyholidays.com/reno/funtrain/funtrain.html

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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2004-11-10 4:21 pm   Permalink

Somebody pick a date and we'll see if we can do it. We're very interested.

 
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thejab
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Posted: 2004-11-10 4:39 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-11-10 16:21, Jungle Trader wrote:
Somebody pick a date and we'll see if we can do it. We're very interested.



OK, I'll go along with UB and pick March 11th. for St Patrick's Day. Is that OK with everyone?


 
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tikicleen
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Posted: 2004-11-10 4:47 pm   Permalink

celebrating st patrick's day tiki-style in a train to trader dick's? can life GET any better? i'll be deeply torn between celebrating with guinness or cocktails. ahh, the difficult choices in life....

 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2004-11-10 4:48 pm   Permalink

March 11 is great for us,....I think. I'll need to check with the Queen.


 
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the drunken hat
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Posted: 2004-11-10 7:07 pm   Permalink

looks like cleen and i are in! who else is going?

 
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martiki
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Posted: 2004-11-11 09:10 am   Permalink

I know 50s themes are crap, I was hoping we could show them the savage side of the decade.

Mar. 11th is good with me. We'll make green Mai Tais!

If there's no other objections, I strongly suggest we start booking today. It's filling fast.


 
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