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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

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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!!

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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.

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PANTRY RAID CHILI INSTRUCTIONS:

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.

PANTRY RAID CHILI CONTRIBUTION OPTIONS:

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 Kristin and Jim on April 21, 2022 at 8:36am

My folks will be joining us in site #9 on their maiden voyage of their new-to-them Travato.  

Comment by Joe on April 21, 2022 at 9:26am

We will be certain to greet them with the traditional VW Camper Family Bronx cheer.

Looks like the weather on Saturday will be splendid. Please remember to pack your sun hat, sunscreen, slide whistles, kazoos and to bring your own damn chair. Peacocks will be supplied; no need to bring your own.

Comment by Joel Bubeck on April 21, 2022 at 8:01pm

Well, we hate to do this at the very last minute, but work has blown up and we won't be able to make it to Lake Solano this weekend.  But site #20 is paid for and anyone that wants to spread out and take our site, you're welcome to it.  I should send you my confirmation.  Just let me know.

And we'll see you all at TrainSpotting in June!

Comment by Joe on April 22, 2022 at 7:54am

The Park Rangers want y’all to know that you do not have to wait until 2:00 to arrive. You can come now!

Comment by KampnKing on April 24, 2022 at 3:00pm

Hey, it was great to see you all again at the 420 Campout!

Had a great time. Looking forward to the next one. I'm booked for Trainspotting Site #10. Hopefully I'll have my van back by then. 

Aloha,

Ralph

Aka

KampnKing

Comment by Joe on April 24, 2022 at 3:56pm

Comment by Joe on April 24, 2022 at 3:57pm

Comment by Joe on April 24, 2022 at 3:57pm

Comment by westywoman on April 24, 2022 at 7:01pm

Peacocks, peahens, flickers, owls, woodpeckers and a cow mooing off in the distance. What's not to like? Maybe peacocks, they sound like they're either dying or they think they are cats ready to pounce on an enemy.

Comment by westywoman on April 24, 2022 at 7:09pm

This was my second outing post-31 years of Vangonism. My Dodge Grand Caravan camper doesn't hold a candle to my old VW campers, but it's what I've got. I am slowly learning to do camping differently. Thanks to everyone for your support and ideas! I really enjoyed the weekend with all of you! See you at TrainSpotting in June!

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