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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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Brett Bishop commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"We'll be in site #2."
Aug 15
Brett Bishop commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"We're happy to share our site as well."
Aug 15
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Diana can share with me if she doesn't mind being near Party Central."
Aug 13
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Change of plans. Bruce will be sharing my spot. Please do not throw raccoons in his tent, or spread skunk food around it. Hope somebody cool will share with Diana."
Aug 13
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"You happy campers are waiting too long to make reservations. Get on it now!"
Aug 11
Richard von Bristol might attend John LaTorre's event
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12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

November 19, 2021 at 2pm to November 21, 2021 at 1pm
This is #12! We missed last year, but let's hope we can all be back together again to consume food and make merry! 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.It's a pot-luck, and I'll be roasting a turkey on-site. Electrical outlets will be available for people with hot pots and such,Party Central will be at site #4o. Bring food,…See More
Jul 21
Paul c Makuh might attend John LaTorre's event
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12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

November 19, 2021 at 2pm to November 21, 2021 at 1pm
This is #12! We missed last year, but let's hope we can all be back together again to consume food and make merry! 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.It's a pot-luck, and I'll be roasting a turkey on-site. Electrical outlets will be available for people with hot pots and such,Party Central will be at site #4o. Bring food,…See More
Jul 19
westywoman is attending John LaTorre's event
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12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

November 19, 2021 at 2pm to November 21, 2021 at 1pm
This is #12! We missed last year, but let's hope we can all be back together again to consume food and make merry! 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.It's a pot-luck, and I'll be roasting a turkey on-site. Electrical outlets will be available for people with hot pots and such,Party Central will be at site #4o. Bring food,…See More
Jul 18
Kris Hansen commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"I'm in #11 and as of right now my other half is spoken for.  I'll post here if that changes.  I'm doing mashed potatoes again, and will bring a carving knife, forks, and cutting board for the guest of honor. Peter has been…"
Jul 18
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Thanks! I can always count on you giving me the bird!"
Jul 18
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Well, now, we have months to plan for this. So we'll see how it goes a bit closer to the big event. Barring unforeseen circumstances, I am likely to acquire and prep the turkey again this year.  It has been my pleasure to do this since the…"
Jul 18
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"About the turkey... I'll be glad to grill it, and even pay for it, but I'd rather somebody else do the acquiring/preparation and, afterwards, the carving. Westywoman has been my go-to girl for the first item, and I'm hoping she can…"
Jul 18
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Diana Harvey will share #14 with me.  "
Jul 18
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Is some one bringing the turkey, or are we going to catch a wild one to BBQ?"
Jul 18
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"As sites are running out, please let me know who's willing to share."
Jul 16
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"I'm in 42. There are not many sites left in the north loop."
Jul 16

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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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