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Trip Report The road to Reno is paved with… lost luggage!

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Our adventures started even before we boarded the train. We got on Amtrak bus that took us to the train. On the highway leading to Bay Bridge a woman started to yell out to the driver: luggage is falling out! He stopped in the left lane, another bus pulled next to us blocking the next lane, the driver got out, walked back on the highway to pick up all lost suitcases. This time he closed the luggage door properly. Everybody stayed calm, just sat there waiting for the driver to come back, and we all greeted him with the round of applause.

This time we stayed at Eldorado, the closest to Amtrak station after Harrah’s. Surprise, surprise, there is a coffeemaker in the room – usually casinos don’t have them. I would like to have a softer bed, and there was no mirror in the room – so I couldn’t apply makeup while my husband was in the shower… but everything else was there: flat screen TV, 3 pillows on each bed, a large bathroom counter with enough space for everything. Different places to eat from a coffee counter to steakhouse. Buffet got long line at times.

We did a whole lot of nothing! It was very hot, I am not used to it, didn’t feel like going anywhere. Spent most of the time by the pool, my poor husband is peeling his arms off :) In the casino we only play penny slots 5 lines at a time, so we probably broke even, we didn’t really care.

The highlight of our trip, in addition to the excitement of the lost luggage, was the get-together with Fodorite Friends. Everybody was there, even Kal eventually found his way to the buffet :) I don’t think the 3 hour lunch beat the record. We had a lot to talk about. It was nice to see everyone, and the next year’s GTG will be in South Tahoe!

No photos from me, as I broke my camera right before the trip. A piece of plastic broke off so I can’t close the batteries compartment. Cannot even put a Band-Aid on it as this will cover some buttons needed for taking photos. By the next GTG I will have a camera for sure (yes, it’s a threat and a warning! :)

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