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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.

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 westywoman's event TrainSpotting 9-2018: Northern California
"I'm in #13. Will share as usual."
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John LaTorre is attending westywoman's event
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TrainSpotting 9-2018: Northern California at Twain, CA off Highway 70 near Quincy

June 8, 2018 to June 10, 2018
For information on the Hallsted campground, the recreation.gov link is below:Hallsted CampgroundThe Historic Feather River Railroad route runs on the opposite side of the river from the campground. Trains climb and descend the grade at all hours-you will be falling asleep to the rumble of the diesel engines and the squeal of steel wheels on the tracks. If you have never driven…See More
Friday
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup or Bowl Campout
"I bent an eye at site 4 during the frequent wine induced restroom trips from this past weekend.  Hopefully, the furry lil ground squirrels that moved in will allow us some room to play.  "
Nov 19
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup or Bowl Campout
"That did not take long to change my mind regarding attendance.....we will be in site #3. This is the first site we were in when we first met the VWFamily."
Nov 19
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"We had a great time as always. We'll see you at the next one."
Nov 19
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Yep yep.  Always a great time.   I bugged out early today.  There are/were a coupla appointments on todays schedule.  "
Nov 19
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup or Bowl Campout
"After the dismal showing from KC today and the overshadowing of warm friendship and fun at this weekends campout, we decided we are in for this one. We will let you know which site. Had a great time getting to know everyone."
Nov 19
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Thanks to everybody who showed up and helped provide (and eat!) the great food! Weather was perfect. I'm sorry that we missed a few of our regulars, but hope to see them at the next GTG."
Nov 19
Kris Hansen commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Great weather, great food, and awesome people made for a very splendid camp out.  Really missed Mike Fernandez and Blake and Shelby.....would have been perfect if they were there too!!"
Nov 19
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Waiting to meet new friends, plenty of room in space #7 for Rosa."
Nov 17
Craig & Barbara commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Wish we could hang with you guys, but already commited to a rock cod and crab fishing trip on Sunday.  Have fun."
Nov 17
Levente Martelyi might attend John LaTorre's event
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9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

November 17, 2017 at 2pm to November 19, 2017 at 2pm
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.NOTE: Party Central has been changed from spot #17 to spot #3, just across the road from where we usually set it up.See More
Nov 17
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Van is packed. Leaving tomorrow  for the Pre-Party warm up. See ya there."
Nov 15
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"I keep checking the local weather report.  It should be a fine fine weekend.  Yea"
Nov 15
Allison Freeman commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"check and check :)"
Nov 15
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Prolly more wine than wood but as the saying goes, "Bring wood, bring wine""
Nov 15

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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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