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Post#46 » by Garbs_7 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:36 am

Yeah really looking forward to New Orleans, especially now I'm going after NY and get to see the Bucks / Hornets game. We've booked a sweet apartment on the LES in NY and get to check out new Barclays Center in Brooklyn so can't wait.

I hear what you're saying about Vegas, would it be worth spending the extra day in San Fran instead of Vegas? I do love my gambling and have been excited for LV for a long time...
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Post#47 » by RiotPunch » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:41 am

Out of curiosity, how much money do you have saved up for this adventure? Vegas alone can ruin you financially in one night alone, talking from experience. :(

It's worth it though.
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Post#48 » by WEFFPIM » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:01 am

Garbs_7 wrote:Yeah really looking forward to New Orleans, especially now I'm going after NY and get to see the Bucks / Hornets game. We've booked a sweet apartment on the LES in NY and get to check out new Barclays Center in Brooklyn so can't wait.

I hear what you're saying about Vegas, would it be worth spending the extra day in San Fran instead of Vegas? I do love my gambling and have been excited for LV for a long time...


Have never been to San Fran, but there is a significant burnout factor in Las Vegas that is underestimated by first time visitors. You realize there is in fact a limit to how much gambling and walking up and down the Strip you can do. I do recommend checking out downtown Vegas, though. Cheaper gambling, less crowded than the Strip.
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Post#49 » by Garbs_7 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:00 am

RiotPunch wrote:Out of curiosity, how much money do you have saved up for this adventure? Vegas alone can ruin you financially in one night alone, talking from experience. :(

It's worth it though.


I plan to have about $12,000US with my flights and some tickets / accommodation payed for. I like my gambling but I'm smart with it, not going to lose a couple grand in Vegas or anything
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Post#50 » by stellation » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:49 am

I'd do the extra day in Frisco. Vegas can be supremely dissapointing, you may find yourself thinking "oh, awesome- it's just like a bigger Surfer's Paradise, but with no beach... and the bogans are a little chubbier..."
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Post#51 » by InsideOut » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:14 pm

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I hear what you're saying about Vegas, would it be worth spending the extra day in San Fran instead of Vegas? I do love my gambling and have been excited for LV for a long time...


The key is to get out of Vegas and break up the gambling. Go see the Hoover Dam, helicopter to the Grand Canyon and climb Angles Landing at Zion National Park.

Being a younger guy my guess is you'll like Vegas more than San Francisco.

If it was me I'd land in San Francisco, drive the coast to LA, then over to Vegas and then loop back up through Death Valley, Sequoia National Park and Yosemite on the way back to San Francisco. You save yourself a flight and because you are returning the rental car to the place you started you save on the as well. I did this loop and it was incredible. I guess it depends what you like. Would you rather sit in a bar/casino or climb a 5 mile trail up a mountain and hike among the redwood trees.
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Post#52 » by Thunder Muscle » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:39 pm

I've never been to California nor Texas, so can't offer much there. I've heard awesome things about San Diego and San Francisco, but I believe SF can be really expensive.

I went to Vegas once about 5 years ago with 3 college buddies, was 24 at the time. It was fun but I would agree that it all blurred together after awhile. We went 3 nights and it was a good experience but I haven't felt the need to rush back. I really liked the downtown area more than the Strip actually. It had more of a laid back, rugged feel than the trendy strip. And yes it can get expensive real quick if you start gambling alot. I got hammered every night but nothing too crazy either. If I never got back there it wouldn't be the end of the world.

We went to New Orleans just under 2 years ago, my wife and I. Very cool experience, but Jared Allen wasn't far off when he said its like a third world country there. Its a crap hole. We hit up alot of different things there from Bourbon Street, Superdome, Riverboat, City Tour, Swamp tour, etc. All was awesome. I did feel the need to really watch your back there. It seems like a really shady place at times. We ended up liking Decatur Street more than Bourbon Street as it had a similar feel with less people and cheaper drinks. Our hotel (Holiday Inn - Superdome) would be excellent if you want to go to a Hornets game, its not that far from either sports facility. You aren't really walking distance from the French Quarter though, there is a shuttle service however. We both would go back, but only with another couple next time. NEVER would live there, even though I love the food there. Pat O'Brien's jumbalaya!
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Post#53 » by Garbs_7 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:34 pm

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I hear what you're saying about Vegas, would it be worth spending the extra day in San Fran instead of Vegas? I do love my gambling and have been excited for LV for a long time...


The key is to get out of Vegas and break up the gambling. Go see the Hoover Dam, helicopter to the Grand Canyon and climb Angles Landing at Zion National Park.

Being a younger guy my guess is you'll like Vegas more than San Francisco.

If it was me I'd land in San Francisco, drive the coast to LA, then over to Vegas and then loop back up through Death Valley, Sequoia National Park and Yosemite on the way back to San Francisco. You save yourself a flight and because you are returning the rental car to the place you started you save on the as well. I did this loop and it was incredible. I guess it depends what you like. Would you rather sit in a bar/casino or climb a 5 mile trail up a mountain and hike among the redwood trees.


Thanks, I added you as a friend on here, (I think) if you add me I think it will let me send you a pm to get the info and stuff you were talking about for LA?
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Post#54 » by Garbs_7 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:39 pm

N8Frog wrote:I've never been to California nor Texas, so can't offer much there. I've heard awesome things about San Diego and San Francisco, but I believe SF can be really expensive.

I went to Vegas once about 5 years ago with 3 college buddies, was 24 at the time. It was fun but I would agree that it all blurred together after awhile. We went 3 nights and it was a good experience but I haven't felt the need to rush back. I really liked the downtown area more than the Strip actually. It had more of a laid back, rugged feel than the trendy strip. And yes it can get expensive real quick if you start gambling alot. I got hammered every night but nothing too crazy either. If I never got back there it wouldn't be the end of the world.

We went to New Orleans just under 2 years ago, my wife and I. Very cool experience, but Jared Allen wasn't far off when he said its like a third world country there. Its a crap hole. We hit up alot of different things there from Bourbon Street, Superdome, Riverboat, City Tour, Swamp tour, etc. All was awesome. I did feel the need to really watch your back there. It seems like a really shady place at times. We ended up liking Decatur Street more than Bourbon Street as it had a similar feel with less people and cheaper drinks. Our hotel (Holiday Inn - Superdome) would be excellent if you want to go to a Hornets game, its not that far from either sports facility. You aren't really walking distance from the French Quarter though, there is a shuttle service however. We both would go back, but only with another couple next time. NEVER would live there, even though I love the food there. Pat O'Brien's jumbalaya!


I've heard that a few times about New Orleans actually. My friend who went there last year said it's a great place to party but you just be careful where you go, and bourbon st was a little overrated. Supposed to be some really cool streets just nearby though, looking forward to checking it out. Won't be too many people at the Horneta game with a Tobias Harris jersey either :D
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Post#55 » by White+Purple » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:54 pm

Garbs_7 wrote:Thanks, I added you as a friend on here, (I think) if you add me I think it will let me send you a pm to get the info and stuff you were talking about for LA?

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Post#56 » by Istanbullus » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:59 pm

The trip sounds great. I know most posters are saying to basically ignore Milwaukee, but if you're a Bucks fan, I guess that means you would want to connect even more to the team by spending some time outside the Bradley Center and getting to feel the beat of Milwaukee just a little.

If you're into live music, whether punk, indie or hip hop, spend some time at one or a few of the following places:

Cactus Club in Bayview
Stonefly in Riverwest
Madplanet in Riverwest

Very good microbeers at all these places, too. A tour of Sprecher, the Pabst area or the Miller Brewery will smell good as well.

Whenever I travel, I make sure I take a 3-4 hour walk to meet a city at my own pace. Lakefront and Eastside is an obvious choice.
Austin is a blast, too. Enjoy the games and I concur with AussieBuck: the accent will help you with the Laverne and Shirleys.
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Post#57 » by Garbs_7 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:33 pm

Istanbullus wrote:The trip sounds great. I know most posters are saying to basically ignore Milwaukee, but if you're a Bucks fan, I guess that means you would want to connect even more to the team by spending some time outside the Bradley Center and getting to feel the beat of Milwaukee just a little.

If you're into live music, whether punk, indie or hip hop, spend some time at one or a few of the following places:

Cactus Club in Bayview
Stonefly in Riverwest
Madplanet in Riverwest

Very good microbeers at all these places, too. A tour of Sprecher, the Pabst area or the Miller Brewery will smell good as well.

Whenever I travel, I make sure I take a 3-4 hour walk to meet a city at my own pace. Lakefront and Eastside is an obvious choice.
Austin is a blast, too. Enjoy the games and I concur with AussieBuck: the accent will help you with the Laverne and Shirleys.


Great, thanks. Your first post too, welcome! :D
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Post#58 » by drew881 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:44 pm

InsideOut wrote:, Sequoia National Park and Yosemite on the way back to San Francisco. .


He's going in November. Might already have snow in both these places to do proper hiking without a lot of cold weather gear, not to mention long travel times and snow issues in the mountains.
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Post#59 » by JimmyTheKid » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:59 pm

N8Frog wrote:We went to New Orleans just under 2 years ago, my wife and I. Very cool experience, but Jared Allen wasn't far off when he said its like a third world country there. Its a crap hole. We hit up alot of different things there from Bourbon Street, Superdome, Riverboat, City Tour, Swamp tour, etc. All was awesome. I did feel the need to really watch your back there. It seems like a really shady place at times. We ended up liking Decatur Street more than Bourbon Street as it had a similar feel with less people and cheaper drinks. Our hotel (Holiday Inn - Superdome) would be excellent if you want to go to a Hornets game, its not that far from either sports facility. You aren't really walking distance from the French Quarter though, there is a shuttle service however. We both would go back, but only with another couple next time. NEVER would live there, even though I love the food there. Pat O'Brien's jumbalaya!


I feel the need to stand up for my favorite city in the USA. New Orleans is amazing. I've been there 5 times in the last 7 years. 3 times for work, and twice for bachelor parties (including my own :D ) The key is to get the F off Bourbon Street. If you stay on Bourbon for more than one night, you're going to have that "hot garbage"smell in the back of your nose and throat for the rest of the trip.

But New Orleans has so much more to offer. Frenchman Street is one of the most entertaining districts I've been to in the world. Live music for blocks. Well run clubs. Talented musicians. Brass bands playing on the streets. My favorite club was Maison. There were 4 live music stages set up. Salsa on the top floor, hip hop on the 2nd floor, jazz band on the south side of the first floor, and a folksy duo on the north end. They were all brilliant, all unique, and the atmosphere was top notch. Also, the area by Tulane's campus is a beautiful part of New Orleans. Its a 15 minute trolley ride from Bourbon. The best restaurant we ate at was Jaques Imo's. Phenomenal. Make sure to hit Snake and Jakes X-mas Lounge for a couple (right down the street from Jaques Imo's). One more thing... Oysters at Drago's. Thank me later.
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Post#60 » by GrandAdmiralDan » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:58 pm

chuckleslove wrote:You should definitely come out to whatever pre game and post game stuff GAD organizes before/after the game you are in town, usually just at a bar near the Bradley Center but you would definitely meet a few people from the board there usually and I could see some people going out just to meet you :P


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Post#61 » by Garbs_7 » Fri Aug 3, 2012 3:32 pm

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chuckleslove wrote:You should definitely come out to whatever pre game and post game stuff GAD organizes before/after the game you are in town, usually just at a bar near the Bradley Center but you would definitely meet a few people from the board there usually and I could see some people going out just to meet you :P


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Post#62 » by Garbs_7 » Fri Aug 3, 2012 3:34 pm

Also, I don't care that's it's a Wednesday night, you guys better be coming out for a few drinks after the game when I'm there on the 14th of November :D
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Post#63 » by Jez2983 » Mon Aug 6, 2012 10:42 am

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chuckleslove wrote:You should definitely come out to whatever pre game and post game stuff GAD organizes before/after the game you are in town, usually just at a bar near the Bradley Center but you would definitely meet a few people from the board there usually and I could see some people going out just to meet you :P


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Once again, thanks for all the help you gave me and my wife on that trip, it was a blast!

Garbs_7 wrote:Also, I don't care that's it's a Wednesday night, you guys better be coming out for a few drinks after the game when I'm there on the 14th of November :D


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Post#64 » by Garbs_7 » Wed Aug 8, 2012 4:17 pm

Have been looking at tickets on Stubhub and can't believe you can get Bucks/Pacers tickets for $4... Crazy cheap, I can't even buy a sandwich at the deli here for that. I found some sweet court side tickets for about $114 which I will definitely be splashing out for. I'll be paying about the same for an upper bowl seat at a Knicks or Lakers game so definitely willing to pay it for the chance to witness some electric long 2's up close.

I've taken Dallas off my list too and changed it to Austin which should be awesome. Going to the Lakers / Mavs season opener, Bulls / Celtics in Boston, Nets / Blazers and a bunch of other games that should be great. Also really looking forward to the Giants and Packers game in NY
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Post#65 » by Garbs_7 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:46 am

Leaving Chicago tomorrow morning with my friend and driving to Milwaukee! Can't wait for Bucks /Pacers on Wednesday, got tickets 2 rows back from court side. :)

Anyone have any good restaurants or bars around that we need to check out when we're there? Leave on Friday morning, will there be any good nights to go out while we're there that will be semi busy?
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