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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 John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"So it looks like: #4  JLT/share #14 Bruce/Gene #15 Joe, Corey, & Sophie/Some British bloke #17 Ruben & Linda/? #16 WestyWoman/Alison #18 Kris/? #19 Shari/share *20 Laura May/?"
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Kris Hansen commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"I got the spuds covered, and will bring the cutting board and knife for the guest of honor"
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Allison Freeman commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"I'll make my dressing in a crockpot. "
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John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"I will gladly accept westywoman's donation of a turkey for my grill. As for me, I'll bake some bread on-site. We'll need spuds, salad, and maybe dressing."
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Allison Freeman commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"We also have Laura May. She's temporarily lacking some wifi out there in the boondocks ...or she'd add herself :) She's in Site 20!"
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westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"BTW, it is time start the turkey talk. I am willing and able (as of this moment) to prepare and bring the turkey for the ritual grilling by John on his Weber."
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westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"Allison is officially sharing with Westywoman. Goddess help both of us."
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Allison Freeman commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"I'm working on Double Trouble... Laura and Shelby...will see what I can do!"
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Allison Freeman commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"LaTorre -I'm sharing with WestyWomen. Can't wait to see you guys!! xo"
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Joe commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"Allison has hinted that she may come, but that Joe is away for work. What about Laura? Shelby? Others? Invite a friend! Show them that buses and gluttony well go together."
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Allison Freeman is attending John LaTorre's event
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10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

November 16, 2018 at 2pm to November 18, 2018 at 2pm
The big #10! Who'd have thought we'd be doing it this long...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 back at site #4. Bring food, wine, and wood (although wood may also be available on-site). See More
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Don Carruth is attending John LaTorre's event
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10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

November 16, 2018 at 2pm to November 18, 2018 at 2pm
The big #10! Who'd have thought we'd be doing it this long...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 back at site #4. Bring food, wine, and wood (although wood may also be available on-site). See More
Oct 7
KampnKing left a comment for John LaTorre
"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…"
Sep 28
KampnKing might attend John LaTorre's event
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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
Sep 28
KampnKing commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"Hi. Sorry, won't be able to make this one. I'll really miss hanging out with y'all. And all the tasty vittles! Cya, Ralph aka KampnKing"
Sep 28
Shari G-E commented on John LaTorre's event 10th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"There is a new guy in Wheatland with an early 70s  tin-top Westy . . . . "
Sep 25

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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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