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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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Joe commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Site 15 for Corey, Sophie & Joe The VALUABLE PRIZES are beginning to roll in. Bring your best efforts!"
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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, on the Sacramento River

February 1, 2019 at 1pm to February 3, 2019 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.)Saturday will probably bring the return of our culinary potluck/contest with anything eligible that is usually served in a bowl…See More
yesterday
KampnKing commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"I'm in! Site 19 this year. Looking forward to seeing Y'all. --Ralph aka KampnKing"
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John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 10-2019: Northern California
"I'm in #15. Can share."
Dec 2
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 10-2019: Northern California
"That I did. I'm now logged into the new system, but they're still not showing the map. I'm trying to remember if #15 comes before or after #13 if you're driving counter-clockwise along the loop."
Dec 2
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 10-2019: Northern California
"Their reservation/map systems to be 404 right now, but I'm hoping to get slot $15 when it comes back on. I'll let you know."
Dec 1
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TrainSpotting 10-2019: Northern California at Twain, CA off Highway 70 near Quincy

May 31, 2019 to June 2, 2019
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 1
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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, on the Sacramento River

February 1, 2019 at 1pm to February 3, 2019 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.)Saturday will probably bring the return of our culinary potluck/contest with anything eligible that is usually served in a bowl…See More
Nov 29
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"As penance for leaving that wine carrier, you must share my space. No backsies."
Nov 28
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"I'm in 40. Shares are welcome."
Nov 25
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4/20 campout at Lake Solano County Park

April 19, 2019 at 2pm to April 21, 2019 at 11am
Join us on 4/20 day!We will be camping again at Lake Solano County Park campground, which is technically in Winters, but somewhat closer to Vacaville. You'll need to try and reserve a site for yourself (and maybe your pal) in the range of sites from #39 to 45. That's the main VW area.If those run out, then consider snagging sites 8,9,10 or 11. PLEASE SHARE YOUR SITE. Or don't. No worries.This campground is easy to get to, has a swell nature center, fishing opportunities and has unabashed…See More
Nov 25
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"When I left the site on Sunday, I was in possession of a foam wine caddy ... the kind that holds two bottles. Is it yours, Alison? I'll put it in my bus for the next gig, but you'll probably have to remind me that it's in there,…"
Nov 21
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"Good to hear and thank you Shari for all your time and effort towards those little guys.  Also, Laura missed seeing you and know you are doing the same.  Keep yourself and those little friends safe."
Nov 20
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"Good for you, Shari! (And Mike, Kathy, and Brian.) Let's hope that all our four-legged friends will soon be reunited with their hoomans. And give my best regards to all the folks up there working toward that end!"
Nov 20
Shari G-E commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"Thank you Mike and Kathy, and Brian; your campsite reimbursement was a welcome donation to Yuba-Sutter Domestic Animal Disaster Assistance K-9 shelter supporting the overflow of Camp fire evacuees and pets. You helped us support 63 dogs in our…"
Nov 20
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Was great to see everyone! Had a fun time as usual. See you at the Soup or Bowl camp out and will bring and participate in the culinary potluck. We are in site #3 and can share. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Kathy & Mike"
Nov 19

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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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