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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
"I think that Scott B. has dibs on the other half of my space. As for getting your johns mixed up, they're usually clearly marked as male and female. You have to pay attention, though, lest people be surprised."
Sunday
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"Regarding that electrical outlet: I can't remember if the park uses the same outlet as Sandy Beach does ... the one that requires an adapter ... but the adapter is cheap and fairly easy to come by, and it should be in your kit anyway if you use…"
Sunday
KampnKing commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"I'm in site #19. Looking forward to seeing y'all!"
Jan 8
KampnKing is attending John LaTorre's event
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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, on the Sacramento River

January 31, 2020 at 1pm to February 2, 2020 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.Friday night is pizza night ... bring your little Coleman camp ovens or use ours, and make and bake an 8" pizza. (You provide ingredients, of course.)On Saturday, the legendary 'Soup or Bowl' competition will take place once again! Here's how it works: Prepare a batch of something hot…See More
Jan 8
Cathi + Jack Carnes liked John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
Jan 6
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"I've added a few things to the event description for those who are new to this campsite, and am repeating them here: Two more things: Be aware that there are wild critters (raccoons, feral cats, etc.) that will go into any open camper that…"
Jan 6
Cathi + Jack Carnes liked John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
Jan 6
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"Scott, You can have the other half of my space."
Jan 6
Doug Vincent commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Ok we have Site 7 ............. going to be fun!! .......... "
Jan 5
Doug Vincent is attending John LaTorre's event
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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, on the Sacramento River

January 31, 2020 at 1pm to February 2, 2020 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.Friday night is pizza night ... bring your little Coleman camp ovens or use ours, and make and bake an 8" pizza. (You provide ingredients, of course.)On Saturday, the legendary 'Soup or Bowl' competition will take place once again! Here's how it works: Prepare a batch of something hot…See More
Jan 5
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Bruce and I will be in #14 and will take charge of the pre-party warm up."
Dec 14, 2019
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 11-2020: Northern California
"I'm in #11."
Dec 12, 2019
John LaTorre is attending westywoman's event
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TrainSpotting 11-2020: Northern California at Hallsted Campground, Twain, CA off Highway 70 near Quincy

May 29, 2020 to May 31, 2020
For information on the Hallsted campground, the recreation.gov link is below:https://www.recreation.gov/camping/hallsted/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70560The 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…See More
Dec 12, 2019
Cane Rattler might attend John LaTorre's event
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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, on the Sacramento River

January 31, 2020 at 1pm to February 2, 2020 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.Friday night is pizza night ... bring your little Coleman camp ovens or use ours, and make and bake an 8" pizza. (You provide ingredients, of course.)On Saturday, the legendary 'Soup or Bowl' competition will take place once again! Here's how it works: Prepare a batch of something hot…See More
Dec 10, 2019
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"Half of #40 is still open."
Dec 6, 2019
Doug Vincent commented on John LaTorre's event 11th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest
"Was a GREAT time for sure!! Thanks everyone for being so kind to our kids, we enjoy all of you!! Also, I somehow missed tequilla, wasn't somone going to have shots?? :-) "
Nov 18, 2019

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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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