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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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David and Yolanda Carmichael commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"Jim and Chris Faria from Reno are new to the group and will be joining! They're alot of fun! They reserved site #20. "
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John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"Absolutely!"
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Joe commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Many of the *VALUABLE PRIZES* are have already arrived.  The First, Second and Third place winners will receive a snazzy gift bag containing *FIVE* different *VALUABLE PRIZES* along with an ersatz-silk ribbon suitable for display.  Make…"
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Laura May might attend John LaTorre's event
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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, on the Sacramento River

January 31, 2020 at 1pm to February 2, 2020 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.)On Saturday, the legendary 'Soup or Bowl' competition will take place once again! Here's how it works: Prepare a batch of something hot…See More
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Laura May commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"John - can we share your space?"
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Laura May is attending John LaTorre's event
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11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

November 15, 2019 at 2pm to November 17, 2019 at 12pm
This is #11, so we're well into our second decade! 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.Party Central will be back at site #4. Bring food, wine, and wood (although wood may also be available on-site). See More
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Elizabeth Nichols is attending John LaTorre's event
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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, on the Sacramento River

January 31, 2020 at 1pm to February 2, 2020 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.)On Saturday, the legendary 'Soup or Bowl' competition will take place once again! Here's how it works: Prepare a batch of something hot…See More
Oct 10
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"Fixed it, Beth! #2: Beth Nichols/share #3: Marlows/Shelby #4: JLT/Share #5: Peter #7: Marlows #9: Stephan/Patsy #10: David & Yolanda/Oscar & Christina #11: Andy & Rosa/? #13: Suzie Q #14: Gene/Bruce #15: Joe, Corey, & Sophie #16:…"
Oct 8
Jane Lindsey commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"Hi Shari, I Gladly accept your offer to share your space #17 if that is still available. Thank You, Jane"
Oct 7
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"Sam, Whiskey? We will talk later."
Oct 7
Elizabeth Nichols commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"You took away my share hahaha! We (well, Sam and Finn, 5) are totally willing to share. Sam will even share his van whiskey. "
Oct 7
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"I think I've got it right this time: #2: Beth Nichols #3: Marlows/Shelby #4: JLT/Share #5: Peter #7: Marlows #9: Stephan/Patsy #10: David & Yolanda/Oscar & Christina #11: Andy & Rosa/? #13: Suzie Q #14: Gene/Bruce #15: Joe, Corey,…"
Oct 7
Doug Vincent commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"Ours are 7 and 9 ."
Oct 7
Elizabeth Nichols commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"How old are people’s kids?"
Oct 7
Doug Vincent commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"My "question mark" would be MJ (my wife) and our kids Harper and Holden...... Doug Vincent.... Also a friend of ours Manny Menlo is in site 41. "
Oct 7
Mariah Hedrick commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"Hi all!  I was really hoping to join in, you all sound like fun!  Unfortunately I have to cancel.  Have a great time everyone and hopefully I can join in the next event.  Thank you, John, for offering to let me share your…"
Oct 7

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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

Comment Wall (7 comments)

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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