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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
"Thanks for throwing this party, Joe and Corey. I had fun, met new people. Sorry about Mike and Regis, but there's always next time."
Sunday
John LaTorre commented on KampnKing's event Springtime In The Foothills
"Yes, I finally showed up, spent the night, had a great time. Thanks to Regis and the KampnKing for throwing this! Pros: Not too far out of the way for Sac (1-1/2 hours for an early Bay window), scenic drive, lots of vegetation between campsites so…"
Mar 18
John LaTorre commented on KampnKing's event Springtime In The Foothills
"I'll be there tomorrow morning. Still having a little trepidation about camping so soon after dental surgery, but I'm giving it another day to settle down."
Mar 16
John LaTorre commented on KampnKing's event Springtime In The Foothills
"Close, but no cheroot.  Regis, I'd appreciate it if you could bring the tentage for this one. I may be late getting to the site. Going in for a root canal job tomorrow morning ... fun, fun, fun. I usually bounce back pretty quick from this…"
Mar 13
John LaTorre commented on KampnKing's event Springtime In The Foothills
"As of noon Sunday, the weather forecast is for thundershowers on Friday, with a quarter inch of rain, and then cloudy for the rest of the weekend. Not too bad, considering."
Mar 10
John LaTorre commented on KampnKing's event Springtime In The Foothills
"And, Mike, we'll catch you on the next one. Know that as you weather the storm of unfortunate circumstances, we're pulling for you and yours."
Mar 1
John LaTorre commented on KampnKing's event Springtime In The Foothills
"I'll be glad to take site 9, Regis, and I'll pay you for it. And since the attendance won't be great, I think that the camo tent would be big enough for us all if it's wet. We'll just keep an eye on the weather and decide…"
Mar 1
John LaTorre commented on KampnKing's event Springtime In The Foothills
"Any chance I can buddy up with somebody and split the site cost?  And I'll be happy to bring the Tent of Doom as a talisman against wet weather, but I've never been to this site before and I don't know whether the fire sites…"
Feb 28
John LaTorre is attending KampnKing's event
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Springtime In The Foothills at Indian Grinding Rock State Park, Pioneer near Jackson, CA

March 16, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Peaceful camping in the historic foothills! Join us for a relaxing camping experience at this secluded campground. The sites are on a gentle slope with mixed oak and conifers. Sites are spaced fairly well apart. Bathrooms are new and clean. Coin Showers are available. The campground is only a short 1 hour and 10 minute drive from Sacramento.Reservations at Reserve California here.…See More
Feb 28
Joe liked John LaTorre's event Annual Soup or Bowl Campout
Feb 10
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup or Bowl Campout
"My thanks to everybody who showed up and made the party a success, and my condolences to those who tried to get there but had "issues." All went well, except that I broke the water tap at site #4, creating much undesired moisture. But the…"
Feb 4
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup or Bowl Campout
"he he he"
Feb 4
KampnKing commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup or Bowl Campout
"Yer Killin' me! I wish I could have been there. :o("
Feb 4
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup or Bowl Campout
"It was another great GTG.   Lots of wood, wine, food, fun, friends, family, stories and song. The food competition was right up there with all yummy entires.  It was hard to pick the best or the worst, since they were all good.  A saw…"
Feb 4
KampnKing commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup or Bowl Campout
"Hi. I messed my back up. had to go to the Dr.'s and get checked out. They said it will get better in a few weeks. I Tried to make it last night, but was in so much pain that I had to turn the van around and head home. In other words, I'm…"
Feb 3
Robyn Kerr commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup or Bowl Campout
"Another one bites the dust, not able to make this campout.  Boo."
Feb 2

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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 (6 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.

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