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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout

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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout

Time: February 11, 2022 at 2pm to February 13, 2022 at 11am
Location: Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA
Street: 2333 Beach Drive
City/Town: Rio Vista, CA 94571
Website or Map: http://parkreservations.solan…
Phone: (707) 374-2097
Event Type: cookout, and, camping`
Organized By: John LaTorre
Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2022

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Event Description

Our annual escape from Superbowl Madness. It will be our usual set-up .... wine, food, companionship (bring the wine and bring or buy the wood). Also, musical instruments are welcome, and maybe we can jam a little.

Friday night is pizza night ... bring your little Coleman camp ovens or use ours, and make and bake an 8" pizza. (You provide ingredients, of course.)

On Saturday, the legendary 'Soup or Bowl' competition will take place once again! Here's how it works: Prepare a batch of something hot and delicious to share that can be served in a bowl. Some examples would be chili, stew, Jambalaya, a hearty soup or anything else that's yummy. Bring your entry to the serving table no later than 4:00 pm. Using ballots, all attendees will rank the entries from best to the not-so-best. Those with the most votes will receive *VALUABLE PRIZES*, a snazzy ribbon and eternal bragging rights. Runner-ups will also receive a snazzy ribbon along with the honor vested to participants. If you want to contribute something but cooking is just not possible, bring a dessert or garlic bread or wine. We do like our wine. If you don't wish to cook something or bring along something, that's fine too! Just bring along your own bowl and your own spoon and wine glass. We need your votes!

(Suggestion: muffin tins make great sampling trays)

Party Central will be spot #4. As usual, it will be rain or shine, and if it's rainy, the Tent of Doom and the Annex of Despair will keep us all dry.

Three more things: Be aware that there are wild critters (raccoons, feral cats, etc.) that will go into any open camper that you're not around. So be sure to keep your doors closed.

Second, Brett made a little video about what kind of adapter you need if you want to use the AC outlets that are at every site (for free!). Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOF7aCUfwZ0

Third, the Solano County Parks reservation system has been a little wonky of late. Some people have had trouble making ther reservations online. If this happens to you, just call the number listed above and the very nice people will take your reservation over the phone. BTW, from what I can get from their web site, reservations are now REQUIRED... first-c0me-first-served sites are no longer available. 

Comment Wall

Comment by Lisa Gee on January 28, 2022 at 10:37am

Got it, thanks, Kris!  Also, we're happy to share the second space.

Comment by John LaTorre on January 29, 2022 at 1:37pm

So now it looks like:

#3 Marlows/?

#4 JLT / the Vincents

#9 Dave and Yolanda with 2 vehicles

#11 ?

#13 Scott & Carla w/ two vehicles

#15 Joe and Corey/?

#16 Ruben and Linda/?

#18 Brett Bishop/?

Now that we're two weeks away, I think that reservations are closed, so sharing spots is now to be considered a Good Thing. Therefore, let me know so I can keep the web page updated.

Comment by Lisa Gee on January 29, 2022 at 11:49pm

Hi.  We're Lisa and JB in #11, and we're happy to share the second spot.

Comment by John LaTorre on January 30, 2022 at 1:29pm

Correction noted.

#3 Marlows/?

#4 JLT / the Vincents

#9 Dave and Yolanda with 2 vehicles

#11 Lisa and JB/ share

#13 Scott & Carla w/ two vehicles

#15 Joe and Corey/?

#16 Ruben and Linda/?

#18 Brett Bishop/?

Comment by Brett Bishop on January 31, 2022 at 8:21pm

Hi All,

Aunt Bea isn't feeling her best. I need to replace her starter and then dial in the idle mix and timing. I'm hopeful for her prompt recovery this weekend, but I have to do the repairs personally due to the high cost of repair around my neck of the woods. Any tinkers that work for beer and pizza and love Berkeley, this is your moment of opportunity! Get in on the ground floor! (literally)

John, our site is #18, if we cannot make it, can another Happy Camper(s) use the space? I'm happy to alter the reservation info if that's a thing.


Comment by Brett Bishop on January 31, 2022 at 8:23pm

Also, we are happy to share if we are up and running.

Comment by KampnKing on February 6, 2022 at 8:57pm


Kampnking here. My van is in the shop (SAH). So I won't be doing any camping this time. I live in Suisun, so I will probably stop by for the feed & fire on Saturday. 

Looking forward to see you all again.

Cya soon,


Comment by Blake on February 7, 2022 at 6:29am
Erin and I will be there Friday night only and stay most of Saturday. Would anyone be up for us sharing a spot with them Friday night?
Comment by Levente Martelyi on February 8, 2022 at 3:20pm

One night, Saturday


The email is:  hogy_te_vagy@Yahoo.com

Thanks, Lev

Comment by Levente Martelyi on February 8, 2022 at 3:27pm

"Hello: Late decision, I would like to camp but looking for a spot if anybody would split a space? Please email me at:   hogy_te_vagy@yahoo.com Thanks, Lev "


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