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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 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"We will be sharing with Peter Alau, whether he likes it or not."
6 hours ago
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"My bad.  Just checked the confirmation.  32$ / night.  I also applied the second vehicle at an additional 10$ / night.    So the price seems normal since they have utilities.   Site# 5 .  will share.  "
10 hours ago
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"So I was wearing some thick wine goggles when I booked, iirc. Does Sandy Beach seem expensive?  "
10 hours ago
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Nope, John, see your invited list, you missed me. But its OK. I am here. For now."
16 hours ago
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"It's filling fast... #3 Blake and Shelby/ #5 Regis/ #14 Gene/Bruce #13 Laura/ #15 Joe & Corey/ #17 JLT/Share #20 Westywoman/ And Westywoman, I'm pretty sure I sent in invite to you, as I did all my "friends" on the site. But…"
18 hours ago
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Bruce will share #14 with me."
19 hours ago
Laura May commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"#13 for me."
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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.Party Central will be at spot #17, close to the rest rooms. (Our usual spot has already been taken, but I think this will work.)See More
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Blake and Shelby commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"We've reserved site #3"
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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.Party Central will be at spot #17, close to the rest rooms. (Our usual spot has already been taken, but I think this will work.)See More
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westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Soza, I never got an invitation to this thing. But my good friend Joe alerted me to the importance of reserving real estate. So I have booked No. 20. "
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Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"I'm in #14."
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regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Lots of good places.  No worries. "
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regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"I've been there also.  If I remember, that one pine tree might make ya say, Hmmm?"
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John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"I don't know who grabbed #4. I don't think it's any of us. Party Central will be at 17, which is centrally located and I think we can do a covered firepit there. (Mike, you usually grab that spot. What do you think?)"
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regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Just grabbed #5.  Where is Party Central?  Historically it's been #4. Looks like its taken.  By Whom?"
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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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