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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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regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Good stuff.  Thanks for sharing"
1 hour ago
Joe commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Big Blue memories"
10 hours ago
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"How about if we tell them that we're bringing fire extinguishers as well? (No bus should be without them!)"
15 hours ago
Allison Freeman commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Thanks John! Joe's going to Finnon and I hope he's comin to Rio Vista, too! xo"
yesterday
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"I have a question: Would they allow non-sparking wax-based (Duraflame) logs around a firepit that has been cleared of burnable debris and well-watered down? If so, I'll bring some that I got at a garage sale."
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Annual Soup or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

February 2, 2018 at 2pm to February 4, 2018 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.Saturday will probably bring the return of our culinary potluck/contest with anything eligible that is usually served in a bowl ...chili, soup, whatever.Party Central will be spot #4.  As usual, it will be rain or shine, and if it's rainy, the Tent of Doom, the Annex of Despair, and…See More
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John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"You've got it. I hope to see Joe there, too."
Friday
Allison Freeman commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"John - I'll take #17 - thanks! I'll pay up. See you there."
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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
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Bruce commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup or Bowl Campout
"I am in, thanks Gene!"
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Annual Soup or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

February 2, 2018 at 2pm to February 4, 2018 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.Saturday will probably bring the return of our culinary potluck/contest with anything eligible that is usually served in a bowl ...chili, soup, whatever.Party Central will be spot #4.  As usual, it will be rain or shine, and if it's rainy, the Tent of Doom, the Annex of Despair, and…See More
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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
Oct 12
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup or Bowl Campout
"I will be in #14, Bruce is invited to share."
Oct 11
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Annual Soup or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

February 2, 2018 at 2pm to February 4, 2018 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.Saturday will probably bring the return of our culinary potluck/contest with anything eligible that is usually served in a bowl ...chili, soup, whatever.Party Central will be spot #4.  As usual, it will be rain or shine, and if it's rainy, the Tent of Doom, the Annex of Despair, and…See More
Oct 11
Joe commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup or Bowl Campout
"Wife, myself and Sally in #15"
Oct 11
Bruce is attending 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
Oct 10

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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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