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Senior Lifetime Pass rates going up
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For all the geezers and incipient geezers out there, you should know that the once-only charge for the Senior Lifetime Pass to US National Parks and Federal recreation land goes up from $10 to $80 on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Burris Aug 10, 2017.

Live Oak Riverfront Park, California
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Hi, folks! I just came back from looking at a campground on the Feather River, 55 miles north of Sacramento. It's very much like the Sandy Beach Campground at Rio Vista except for the lack of flush…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Big Blue's Driver Mar 8, 2011.

Westie interior light
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A little while ago, I was talking to somebody (Blake? Doug?) who needed a switch assembly for the Westie interior light (the three-bulb one). I found one at the Bug-o-rama swap meet for $10.00 and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John LaTorre Jun 10, 2010.

 

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John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"If the Scotch was any good, you probably wouldn't remember..."
Mar 6
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"I don't remember if there's a firepit there. But I have a portable firepit we could set up, if the rangers allow it. "
Mar 6
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"If we don't get that same fantastic weather this year (which has been a wet one), I would be happy to bring the now-repaired Tent of Doom. But I'm not sure there'd be a place with enough space to pitch it. Joe?"
Mar 5
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Becoming a part of this VW Camper family was the best idea ever (that was mine).  Loved catching up with all.  Thank you for all the hard work that goes into making this so fun, especially to John, Corey and Joe.  Thanks for all the…"
Feb 4
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Late breaking news! The sunshade curtains have been located. As I guessed, they were thrown into somebody else's trailer when my SCA group broke camp last October. I expect to have them back in time for the next time we need them."
Feb 4
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Had a great time. I still think D should have won the cook off!"
Feb 3
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Late breaking news! The sunshade curtains have been located. As I guessed, they were thrown into somebody else's trailer when my SCA group broke camp last October. I expect to have them back in time for the next time we need them."
Feb 3
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"I want to thank those valorous souls who braved the storm and made this a memorable event (perhaps more memorable than we would have wished, but...) Special thanks to Corey and Joe for running the chili cook-off."
Feb 3
Shelby commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Wish I could join you all...I was afraid my tent might float away!"
Feb 1
Joe commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
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Joe commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
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Joe commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Are you bringing along the Camaro enthusiast?"
Jan 31
Scott & Karla commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"We will be in attendance. Site 11. As for intra-campsite transportation, considering switching out my bike for a kayak :)"
Jan 31
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Sorry John and hope you find it.  We’ll  bring a brown tarp if that might help?  Going to be a windy trip."
Jan 31
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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, on the Sacramento River

February 1, 2019 at 1pm to February 3, 2019 at 2pm
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.)Saturday will probably bring the return of our culinary potluck/contest with anything eligible that is usually served in a bowl…See More
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it's about eight days before I'm to head out on my great Steinbeck trip, in which I'll be tracing the route that John Steinbeck took for Travels with Charley almost exactly a half a century ago. Wish…

it's about eight days before I'm to head out on my great Steinbeck trip, in which I'll be tracing the route that John Steinbeck took for Travels with Charley almost exactly a half a century ago. Wish me luck.



There will be three fundamental differences between Steinbeck's journey and mine:



  1. I'll have no dog with me. However, I'll be carrying an Opus doll -- you know, the penguin from Bloom…
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Posted on September 13, 2010 at 10:44pm — 17 Comments

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At 10:50am on November 12, 2009, Big Blue's Driver said…
John - welcome to the forum test. It seems to be working pretty well but let people know what you think by replying to the forum about feedback on the main page.

-Brett
At 11:47pm on February 19, 2011, Mike Fernandez said…

John, If you want to double up I have a reservation already at Sugarloaf   Ridge. I made the reservation online.  The site is paid for already I don't know how much the second car is but I am sure it's much cheaper. Let me know so I can try to change the reservation online or we can just add you when we get there.

Mike Fernandez

At 2:11pm on February 20, 2011, Mike Fernandez said…

I added you to the reservation. I will send you a copy of the reservation to your inbox. They did not charge me for the second vehicle. They will charge when we get there. 

Mike

At 8:39pm on May 24, 2011, Big Blue's Driver said…
Thanks for the CD! Funny that I ejected the CD in the player and it was the mix you did for us last year. Dig the train theme!
At 12:50pm on September 28, 2011, Mike Fernandez said…
John, Thank you for another great camping trip!!
At 9:06am on November 14, 2014, John LaTorre said…

It would probably be easier if you took the"front' spot so I wouldn't have to back up into the space. I'll have my little trailer, so be sure to leave enough (it adds four feet to the length of the bus).

I expect to be there around one p.m., if not sooner.

At 12:19pm on September 28, 2018, KampnKing said…

Hi John.

It's almost time for me to set up another SturmWagon debacle event!

I'm looking at some possible sites - you know me always on the lookout for a new place to try out.

Can't make the November campout, but I'll see you for the Soup-Or-Bowl.

Cya,

Ralph

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