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12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest

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12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest

Time: November 19, 2021 at 2pm to November 21, 2021 at 1pm
Location: Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA
Street: 2333 Beach Drive
City/Town: Rio Vista, CA
Website or Map: http://parkreservations.solan…
Phone: (707) 374-2097
Event Type: campout, and, potluck
Organized By: John LaTorre
Latest Activity: Nov 25

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Event Description

This is #12! We missed last year, but let's hope we can all be back together again to consume food and make merry! 

We are going back to Sandy Beach in Rio Vista, CA. This is our annual practice run and food fest  before Thanksgiving. Reserve sites soon as they may go fast if the sport fishermen/women come back this year.

It's a pot-luck, and I'll be roasting a turkey on-site. Electrical outlets will be available for people with hot pots and such,

Party Central will be at site #4o. Bring food, wine, and wood (although wood may also be available on-site). 

As usual, I'll share my spot with another camper, and encourage you to to the same.

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Comment by John LaTorre on November 19, 2021 at 9:03am

The latest and last of the roster, as of this morning:

#2 Brett Bishop/Jane L.

#3  Mike & Kathy Marlowe/?

#11 Kris Hanson/friend

#13 open and paid for

#14 Gene Burris/Bruce

#15 Joe, Corey, & Sophie/?

#20 Chad and Bob /  Marc and Jason

#39 Melissa and Randy Boyd/?

#40 JLT/Diana Harvey

#41 Open and paid for

I'll be on site at around 2 p.m. I won't be internet accessible, but you can call or text me at 916-871-6637 if you need to.

Comment by John LaTorre on November 19, 2021 at 9:08am

It looks like Eva will be joining us on Saturday. I expect she'll take one of the two slots that have been freed up (see list above).

Comment by westywoman on November 19, 2021 at 9:45am

I may stop by...if so, I will bring a pie. Hey, that rhymes!

Comment by Shari G-E on November 19, 2021 at 10:56am

Erin and Blake, you monsters! ;-)

Comment by Brett Bishop on November 19, 2021 at 4:28pm

Me and Asha are running late. Be there asap.

Comment by westywoman on November 20, 2021 at 6:53pm

Hey all, Melissa here. Just want to say I really enjoyed connecting with you all at Sandy Beach, sharing food and conversation and enjoying the fantastic sunshine! There are a few people I missed visiting with this time around, and will try mightily to connect with you next time. I may no longer have a VW camper, but I feel grateful to have my VW camper family friends! Safe travels everyone.

Comment by John LaTorre on November 21, 2021 at 3:04pm

Everybody is either a VW Owner or a VW owner in recovery. It's all good, as Regis might say. 

And I want to thank everybody who showed up, particularly the first-timers and the ones who shared music as well as conversation. I think this might have been the best Food Fest yet.

I have a wooden spoon, a white-handled corkscrew, a pink towel, and a bottle of wine. The wine will go into the Intoxication Fund and be contributed to the Soup Or Bowl Party. As for the rest of it, it I have no takers, they're mine! Mine! Mine!

Comment by diana harvey on November 21, 2021 at 5:10pm

Yes, this was a great gathering for sure.

Good News. I FOUND MY RING! had I not emptied out the van I would have never discovered it. It was underneath something that was underneath something else. I'm so happy.

Thank you everybody that had your eagle eyes open. Especially Kathy Marlow! You all are awesome!

See you all in Feb. 

Comment by Kathy & Mike Marlow on November 22, 2021 at 6:59am

Excellent!  Glad you found your ring.  Had a great time as always.  We really enjoy our VW family.  See you in February.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Comment by Richard von Bristol on November 25, 2021 at 2:21am

It was so good to reconnect with the VW Camper Family and to meet some new campers. Thank you to Joe and Corey for letting me share your spot, and to John for instigating the event, and for unleashing your song "Little Red Dot" upon the world. Happy Thanksgiving to all

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