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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 John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"I'll be out of town for a few days, but I'll try to visit the site whenever I have internet access. So keep making your reservations, and I'll tabulate everything when I get back."
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Shelby might attend 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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Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"I have never been able  to register online, I leave a message and they get back to me. I am a prisoner of my education."
Jun 9
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup & Food Fest
"John- there's a weird typo in the Heading. &amp"
Jun 9
Profile Iconwestywoman, Gene Burris and Susie Q are attending John LaTorre's event
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11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup & 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
Jun 9
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup & Food Fest
"I reserved # 19. My extra berth is always for Cane Rattler. Gene, site #14 shows as available on the reservation site, so you may want to confirm your reservation."
Jun 9
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup & Food Fest
"I'm glad to see that people are reserving early! So far, it's: #3: Marlows/Share #4:: JLT/Share #13: Suzie Q #14: Gene #15: Joe, Corey, & Sophie As usual, it would be nice if those with reservations let us know if they'd be…"
Jun 9
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup & Food Fest
"I will be in #14. Bruce hasn't checked in yet, We might have lost him to love."
Jun 9
Susie Q commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup & Food Fest
"I haven't been in a few years but I'm going to make it happen this year!  I reserved site #13 and am looking forward to seeing you all again.  (Hopefully I won't accidentally wander into the fishermen's tent again.)"
Jun 8
Profile IconKris Hansen, Joe, Kathy & Mike Marlow and another member are attending John LaTorre's event
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11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup & 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
Jun 8
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup & Food Fest
"The Marlows Have reserved site #3 and happy to share.   We will plan on bringing a green bean casserole.  Looking forward to seeing everyone."
Jun 8
Joe commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup & Food Fest
"Corey, Sophie & Joe will be in #15"
Jun 8
eva might attend John LaTorre's event
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11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup & 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
Jun 7
Shari G-E commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup & Food Fest
"I’m in #17, a big 70-footer pull-through for Friday and Saturday nights. I have a vehicle, a teardrop trailer, and a nice dog. We don’t really use the picnic table or the lawn area, so there is plenty of room if anyone would like to…"
Jun 7
Shari G-E commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup & Food Fest
"I’m in site #17, a 70-foot pull-through.  I have a pickup and a teardrop, and a nice dog.  We generally don’t use the picnic table or too much of the lawn area, do there is plenty of room if anyone would like to share."
Jun 7
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup & Food Fest
"I've reserved #4 for Party Central, and am willing to share my slot. As you make your reservations, let me know so I can keep track."
Jun 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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