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4/20 campout

Time: April 22, 2022 at 2pm to April 24, 2022 at 12pm
Location: Lake Solano County Park
Street: 8685 Pleasants Valley Road
City/Town: Winters, CA 95694
Website or Map: https://goo.gl/maps/YDZGpFcvE…
Phone: (530) 795-2990
Event Type: campout
Organized By: Joe (static@well.com)
Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2022

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Event Description

In celebration of 4/20!

We will be camping again at Lake Solano County Park campground, which is technically in Winters, but somewhat closer to Vacaville. 

You'll need to reserve a site for yourself (and maybe your pal) in the range of sites from #39 to 45. That's the main VW area. If those run out, then consider snagging sites 9,10 or 11. And if those run out, there are lotsa other spaces.

PLEASE SHARE YOUR SITE. Or don't. No worries.

This campground is easy to get to, has a swell nature center, fishing opportunities and has unabashed roaming peacocks. 

Saturday night will feature PANTRY-RAID CHILI!!


Important notes:

(1.) This campground LOCKS ITS GATES at 9:00 pm. If you do not arrive before they lock the gates, you will be camping outside the gate until the following morning.

(2.) Although this event occurs near 4/20 day, it must be pointed out that all Solano County Campgrounds are smoke-free and they're quite serious about that.

Discretion is nine-tenths of the law.



Look in your pantry. Grab a 14 oz. (or bigger) can that matches the description on the list below.

Then, bring along that can (and a bowl and spoon for yourself) to the camp out. We will add the contents of your contribution to a base of beef and onions. There will be plenty. It will be supervised by Adults.


Bring along one 14 -15 oz. can of any of the things listed below:

Pinto beans
Red Kidney beans
White beans
Navy beans
Piquinto beans
Diced tomatoes
Diced tomatoes with Italian spices
Diced tomatoes with Jalapeños
Crushed tomatoes
Chopped tomatoes
Rotel tomatoes
Chili con Carne
Chili sin Carne
Chili con Zarigüeya
Ranch Style beans of any variety

Please do NOT bring Black beans. 

Please do NOT bring Garbanzo beans. 

Please do NOT bring Lentil beans.

If bringing a can of beans won’t work for you, then bring corn bread, tortillas or a scrumptious dessert. Or a bottle of wine. We like wine. Or firewood. We like that too. If that won’t work either, then just bring yourself, a bowl, a spoon, an appetite and a new joke. 

Comment Wall

Comment by Cathi Carnes on April 13, 2022 at 6:32pm
So looks like my van won’t be back in time for next weekend so I am going to have to bow out : (. Melissa I assume you guys will still want the spot and maybe someone will want to share with you?
Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on April 15, 2022 at 11:39am

I'll stick with 44. I am sure someone will nab 45 if you don't cancel your reservation.

Comment by Bruce Kinzey on April 15, 2022 at 12:38pm

Wait, I think Cathi is referring to Melissa Boyd?  She was going to share 45 with Cathi and Louise.  I'll post the latest updates to the map this weekend.

Comment by Cathi Carnes on April 15, 2022 at 1:14pm
Yes I was thinking Melissa Boyd,
Comment by Melissa Boyd on April 15, 2022 at 1:14pm

Yes, Randy and I are still going and will stay in 45. Cathi, how can we refund your cost for that? If you have a Paypal account or something let me know.

Comment by John LaTorre on April 15, 2022 at 2:19pm

I might add that all are invited to bring whatever musical instruments you have that would fit into a jam. Our friend from Bristol will be provided with an electric bass (plugging into a very small amp, so don't be concerned) and an acoustic bass. I'll be bringing guitar and mandolin, which anybody can play if they want. And Asha, don't forget to bring your fiddle!

Comment by Blake on April 16, 2022 at 8:16am

Erin and I will be hosting a book exchange / giving library / bloody mary bar at our site on Saturday at 10:00am. Everyone is welcome to bring their books and contribute to the event. The location will be somewhere around site 44 or 45 (TBD). Look for the "BRKHOWZ" license plate. Hope to see everyone there!

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on April 16, 2022 at 2:07pm

Blake and Erin will be joining me in #44. It was the Bloody Marys that persuaded me, LOL!

Comment by Lisa Gee on April 16, 2022 at 8:48pm

We're attending with our same friends Cathy and Bill who were with us at the Souper Bowl campout and also with friends Eve and Martin and their Westy.  We have sites #35 and #27.

Comment by Bruce Kinzey on April 19, 2022 at 10:44am

All right!  Sorry for the slight delay, taxes got in the way.  :(  Here is the updated campground map as I understand the postings to date. 

Looks like a pretty decent weather forecast for the weekend, though Thursday night we'll be camped near Klamath Falls with a low Friday morning of 29.  Yikes.



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