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Mr. Flopnuts
08-22-2009, 01:39 PM
I'll be largely invisible after tonight until next weekend. Anyone been there? Anything we absolutely have to see? I've booked a champagne cruise off of Lake Tahoe for Tuesday night, and am confident the wife is going to love it. Anyone have any suggestions?

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2009, 01:40 PM
havent been there. congrats on the vacation though. hope you have a GREAT TIME!!!

2bikemike
08-22-2009, 01:43 PM
I'll be largely invisible after tonight until next weekend. Anyone been there? Anything we absolutely have to see? I've booked a champagne cruise off of Lake Tahoe for Tuesday night, and am confident the wife is going to love it. Anyone have any suggestions?

If you like old silver mining towns you could head up to Virginia City sip a cold one in the Bucket Of Blood Saloon.

Of course there are several Cat Houses in the neighborhood but I wouldn't recommend that type of excursion to the wife.

Slainte
08-22-2009, 01:46 PM
You could shoot a man, just to watch him die...

Gadzooks
08-22-2009, 01:48 PM
If you like old silver mining towns you could head up to Virginia City sip a cold one in the Bucket Of Blood Saloon.

Of course there are several Cat Houses in the neighborhood but I wouldn't recommend that type of excursion to the wife.

This begs the question... Mr. Flopnuts, are you looking for "Family fun" or a "good time".

TrebMaxx
08-22-2009, 01:54 PM
I found the Ultimate Rush to be a blast. http://www.grandsierraresort.com/activities/recreation/ultimate_rush/ It is at the Grand Sierra Resort, which by the way is a nice place to stay.

Ebolapox
08-22-2009, 02:13 PM
don't call the sheriff department. they've been canceled.

Quiet Storm
08-22-2009, 02:18 PM
The World's Biggest Little City

BigMeatballDave
08-22-2009, 02:23 PM
Make sure you stop here...http://www.bunnyranch.com

Ebolapox
08-22-2009, 02:26 PM
if you go to reno proper, watch out for the seedy underbelly. that, and never eat breakfast at the place that has a grind room. just......not a good idea.

Mr. Flopnuts
08-22-2009, 03:00 PM
havent been there. congrats on the vacation though. hope you have a GREAT TIME!!!

Thank you. It's been far too long since we've been able to wander off so care free. This is our first vacation in almost 4 years.


This begs the question... Mr. Flopnuts, are you looking for "Family fun" or a "good time".

Both. Obviously being a married guy in the traditional sense I'll be avoiding places like the one listed below. :D

Make sure you stop here...http://www.bunnyranch.com

They make a good latte?

Frazod
08-22-2009, 03:06 PM
Reno sucks dick - it's a nasty little high desert town that is nothing more than a life support system for the casinos.

Tahoe, however, is magnificent. Too bad they're 45 minutes apart. They have a riverboat-style boat that takes you across to Emerald Bay - that was awesome. I wish I'd had more time to spend exploring that area.

If I ever go back, I'll stay at one of the Tahoe hotels and only use Reno for the airport.

Mr. Flopnuts
08-22-2009, 03:08 PM
Reno sucks dick - it's a nasty little high desert town that is nothing more than a life support system for the casinos.

Tahoe, however, is magnificent. Too bad they're 45 minutes apart. They have a riverboat-style boat that takes you across to Emerald Bay - that was awesome. I wish I'd had more time to spend exploring that area.

If I ever go back, I'll stay at one of the Tahoe hotels and only use Reno for the airport.

Yeah, I'm using Reno as a means of cheap lodging. We'll be outdoors and spending a great deal of time at Tahoe and Emerald Bay. That's actually where the champagne cruise I booked is at.

DeezNutz
08-22-2009, 03:08 PM
Hope the two of you have a great time, dude.

Safe travels.

Frazod
08-22-2009, 03:12 PM
And a word of warning - there is a big lake north of Reno on an Indian reservation called Spirit Lake - looks as big as Tahoe on the map and you'd think it might be interesting, but DO NOT GO THERE. There are no services, nothing to do, and reservation cops who will give you speeding tickets without radar guns, because they can just tell how fast you're driving (apparently it's some spiritual thing).

I think it's fair to say that Indians who live on reservations in states where gambling is legal are a little pissed off and best avoided.

Frazod
08-22-2009, 03:13 PM
Yeah, I'm using Reno as a means of cheap lodging. We'll be outdoors and spending a great deal of time at Tahoe and Emerald Bay. That's actually where the champagne cruise I booked is at.

Good man. Enjoy. The area west of there in California is very pretty, too.

Be sure to grab something to eat at Donner Pass. :evil:

Bacon Cheeseburger
08-22-2009, 03:19 PM
If you have time, I'd highly recommend taking a road trip to Yosemite. You'll kill at least a whole day doing it though.

SDChief
08-22-2009, 03:21 PM
Reno sucks dick - it's a nasty little high desert town that is nothing more than a life support system for the casinos.

Tahoe, however, is magnificent. Too bad they're 45 minutes apart. They have a riverboat-style boat that takes you across to Emerald Bay - that was awesome. I wish I'd had more time to spend exploring that area.

If I ever go back, I'll stay at one of the Tahoe hotels and only use Reno for the airport.

I use to work in the gaming industry and was forced to spend months at a time in Reno... the above post is right on target. anything worth doing in that area is outside of Reno and closer to Tahoe. Tahoe has all kinds of great things. There is a Cabo Wabo Cantina in the basement of Harveys, sometimes they have good bands in there, and sometimes the man himself is playing a show.

2bikemike
08-22-2009, 03:28 PM
Reno sucks dick - it's a nasty little high desert town that is nothing more than a life support system



Wow that does sound like the Bunny Ranch or a number other of establishments offering negotiated affection.

Frazod knows Reno!

Ugly Duck
08-22-2009, 03:56 PM
I found the Ultimate Rush to be a blast. http://www.grandsierraresort.com/activities/recreation/ultimate_rush/ It is at the Grand Sierra Resort, which by the way is a nice place to stay.

My daughter lives there... I stay at the Grand Sierra cuz they let my dogs stay. Its not downtown, but thats a plus in my book. Reno is a great place if you want to get fat. They serve gigantic piles of food 24/7. You can double your size in a week or so.

Mr. Flopnuts
08-22-2009, 04:34 PM
My daughter lives there... I stay at the Grand Sierra cuz they let my dogs stay. Its not downtown, but thats a plus in my book. Reno is a great place if you want to get fat. They serve gigantic piles of food 24/7. You can double your size in a week or so.

I'll definitely be paying attention on that front. I have no interest in relocating any of the 125lbs I've lost so far. :D

Thanks for the tips guys, they are much appreciated. When I have questions I ask the braintrust of CP first.

Mr. Flopnuts
08-22-2009, 04:42 PM
If you have time, I'd highly recommend taking a road trip to Yosemite. You'll kill at least a whole day doing it though.

That's about a 5 hour drive from Reno. I'm not sure I wanna go that far each way, but we'll definitely keep it in mind should we get bored with the surrounding areas. I'd love to do Yosemite personally, I think I could get the wife on board as well. It's just a long ass drive.

Ugly Duck
08-22-2009, 04:46 PM
I'll definitely be paying attention on that front. I have no interest in relocating any of the 125lbs I've lost so far. :D

125. That's embarrassing. I mean its admirable as all get out for you - embarrassing to me. Packed on 15 lbs after getting down to 185. And just put on a no-tuck-in shirt after eating a plate of spaghetti. 125. I just got re-motivated....

Bacon Cheeseburger
08-22-2009, 04:52 PM
That's about a 5 hour drive from Reno. I'm not sure I wanna go that far each way, but we'll definitely keep it in mind should we get bored with the surrounding areas. I'd love to do Yosemite personally, I think I could get the wife on board as well. It's just a long ass drive.
Yeah, it's a lot of driving but well worth it IMO, the place is awesome. You'd probably be better off driving down and going through the park and then staying somewhere on the Cali side, and then driving back up through the wine country via Placerville, that's all beautiful as well.

I don't recall the driving times exactly as we were there back in '03, I know Frazod made the trip more recently so he could probably give you better information. All I can remember for sure is, from where we were staying in N Lake Tahoe, we left at 8:00 in the morning and didn't get back until nearly midnight.

Kerberos
08-22-2009, 05:02 PM
Of course there are several Cat Houses in the neighborhood but I wouldn't recommend that type of excursion to the wife.


The wife and I just took a trip up to Reno from Vegas in June because she had to bowl in the Womans National Tournament.

On the way up there I counted at 5 - 6 Cat Houses that were pretty much closed down. Is the economy that bad that a woman can't even sell the hatchet wound? Or possibly that the economy is so bad no one is traveling to buy it??

Just found it strange all of those off the hwy in the middle of no where and vacated.

Flopnuts I can't tell you much of anything since we really didn't go anywhere. We didn't really have time or money.

Seems that SPARKS had more to offer than Reno by the casion maps I looked at. :shrug:

Buehler445
08-22-2009, 05:19 PM
Yeah, I'm using Reno as a means of cheap lodging. We'll be outdoors and spending a great deal of time at Tahoe and Emerald Bay. That's actually where the champagne cruise I booked is at.

I think this is the correct answer. I've never been there, just talked to people that have, so take what I say with a grain of salt. From the pictures, I'd recommend just chillaxin at Tahoe.

And a word of warning - there is a big lake north of Reno on an Indian reservation called Spirit Lake - looks as big as Tahoe on the map and you'd think it might be interesting, but DO NOT GO THERE. There are no services, nothing to do, and reservation cops who will give you speeding tickets without radar guns, because they can just tell how fast you're driving (apparently it's some spiritual thing).

I think it's fair to say that Indians who live on reservations in states where gambling is legal are a little pissed off and best avoided.

I had that bullshit happen to me in Colorado. :cuss:

Buehler445
08-22-2009, 05:19 PM
Floppy, Enjoy your trip dude. Safe Travels.

RJ
08-22-2009, 06:13 PM
At a glance, I thought it said 'heading to porno".

Oh well, Reno should still be fun.

JOhn
08-22-2009, 06:14 PM
Well you can always ask someone from the hotel staff to help "fix your DVD player" :evil:

Mr. Flopnuts
08-22-2009, 06:28 PM
125. That's embarrassing. I mean its admirable as all get out for you - embarrassing to me. Packed on 15 lbs after getting down to 185. And just put on a no-tuck-in shirt after eating a plate of spaghetti. 125. I just got re-motivated....

Well it's embarrassing to me as well considering I have another 100lbs to lose. I was freakishly large.

Mr. Flopnuts
08-22-2009, 06:30 PM
Well you can always ask someone from the hotel staff to help "fix your DVD player" :evil:

LMAO I promise I'll wear a towel next time.

1adam1238
08-22-2009, 07:18 PM
Don't break the law....Happens to be a saying in Nevada:

come to Nevada on vacation
Leave on probation
and come back on a violation.

Mr. Flopnuts
08-22-2009, 07:49 PM
Don't break the law....Happens to be a saying in Nevada:

come to Nevada on vacation
Leave on probation
and come back on a violation.

Well we are talking about the state that was doling out 20 year prison terms for simple possession of marijuana. I guess money laundering, racketeering, and mob ties is the extent of what's acceptable in NV. Every state has it's limits.

Mr. Flopnuts
08-22-2009, 10:19 PM
see ya peeps

DeezNutz
08-22-2009, 10:22 PM
see ya peeps

Peace.

Be safe.

MadMax
08-22-2009, 10:25 PM
I'll be largely invisible after tonight until next weekend. Anyone been there? Anything we absolutely have to see? I've booked a champagne cruise off of Lake Tahoe for Tuesday night, and am confident the wife is going to love it. Anyone have any suggestions?



Moonlight Ranch! oops. nvm :D

MadMax
08-22-2009, 10:27 PM
I'll be largely invisible after tonight until next weekend. Anyone been there? Anything we absolutely have to see? I've booked a champagne cruise off of Lake Tahoe for Tuesday night, and am confident the wife is going to love it. Anyone have any suggestions?


Tahoe is awesome! Been so many years I always wanted to go back.

Mr. Flopnuts
08-30-2009, 03:04 AM
Jesus Christ. What a fucking trip. I'm not even capable of a recap at this point, but I did get a fucking $250 ticket in Klamath Falls OR today for 79 in a 55. At least I wasn't arrested for it I guess........................

Mecca
08-30-2009, 03:06 AM
Jesus Christ. What a fucking trip. I'm not even capable of a recap at this point, but I did get a fucking $250 ticket in Klamath Falls OR today for 79 in a 55. At least I wasn't arrested for it I guess........................

They should have tazed you!