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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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Kris Hansen commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Happy Thanksgiving!!  Although we had a very nice Thanksgiving last weekend! Was nice seeing everyone again, even westywoman made it!  And the very cool rendition of Alice's Restaurant, John's new song, and Richards single malt…"
Nov 25
Jane Lindsey commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Last weekend was a lot of fun - it was great to see familliar faces and new ones and gettind to taste all the home-brews. Looking forward to seeing everyone again soon  : )"
Nov 25
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"A pleasure to see you, Richard! I'm glad you're surviving COVID and BREXIT (it remains to be seen which is hurting Britain more...) Next time let me know, and I'll bring a bass for you. And what was the name of your band again?"
Nov 25
Richard von Bristol commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"It was so good to reconnect with the VW Camper Family and to meet some new campers. Thank you to Joe and Corey for letting me share your spot, and to John for instigating the event, and for unleashing your song "Little Red Dot" upon the…"
Nov 25
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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

February 11, 2022 at 2pm to February 13, 2022 at 11am
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
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12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

November 19, 2021 at 2pm to November 21, 2021 at 1pm
This is #12! We missed last year, but let's hope we can all be back together again to consume food and make merry! 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.It's a pot-luck, and I'll be roasting a turkey on-site. Electrical outlets will be available for people with hot pots and such,Party Central will be at site #4o. Bring food,…See More
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Brett Bishop commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
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Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Excellent!  Glad you found your ring.  Had a great time as always.  We really enjoy our VW family.  See you in February.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone."
Nov 22
diana harvey commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Yes, this was a great gathering for sure. Good News. I FOUND MY RING! had I not emptied out the van I would have never discovered it. It was underneath something that was underneath something else. I'm so happy. Thank you everybody that had…"
Nov 21
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Everybody is either a VW Owner or a VW owner in recovery. It's all good, as Regis might say.  And I want to thank everybody who showed up, particularly the first-timers and the ones who shared music as well as conversation. I think this…"
Nov 21
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Hey all, Melissa here. Just want to say I really enjoyed connecting with you all at Sandy Beach, sharing food and conversation and enjoying the fantastic sunshine! There are a few people I missed visiting with this time around, and will try mightily…"
Nov 20
Brett Bishop commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Me and Asha are running late. Be there asap."
Nov 19
Shari G-E commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Erin and Blake, you monsters! ;-)"
Nov 19
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"I may stop by...if so, I will bring a pie. Hey, that rhymes!"
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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