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John LaTorre
  • Sacramento, CA
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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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John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Train Spotting 5-2014 Northern California
"Joe is going to share #8 with me. See you all there, if not before."
14 hours ago
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Train Spotting 5-2014 Northern California
"Swag free is fine with me. I go for the company, not the swag."
Apr 9
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Train Spotting 5-2014 Northern California
"BWAH-HAH-HAH... But you can bunk with me, podner. And I can give you the cheap rate, since I got the geezer discount."
Mar 16
John LaTorre commented on Philip & Diana Harvey's event Super Chili-Bowl Weekend
"My thanks to everybody who came, and particularly those who broke down the Tent while I was still in bed. You guys rock!"
Feb 3
John LaTorre commented on Philip & Diana Harvey's event Super Chili-Bowl Weekend
"And Bruce, the heater's in my bus now, ready to give to you tomorrow."
Jan 30
John LaTorre commented on Philip & Diana Harvey's event Super Chili-Bowl Weekend
"Since it looks like rain isn't going to be in the forecast until next week, I'm bringing just the Tent of Doom to put over the campfire and hopefully retain some of the heat. No Annex of Dispair this time."
Jan 30
John LaTorre commented on Philip & Diana Harvey's event Super Chili-Bowl Weekend
"I just checked the weather. Rain tomorrow likely, but gone by Saturday, with partly cloudy expected for the weekend. However, it will be very cold at night, around freezing. I'll bring an extra electric heater and some extension cords and a…"
Jan 29
John LaTorre commented on Philip & Diana Harvey's event Super Chili-Bowl Weekend
"Half of 40 is still open, too."
Jan 27
John LaTorre commented on Philip & Diana Harvey's event Super Chili-Bowl Weekend
"The Tent of Doom will be there, and since we've got about fifteen buses on the hook so far, I'll also bring the Annex of Despair. And if Regis and Peter (who isn't on the RSVP list, but you never know) want to bring theirs as well,…"
Jan 25
John LaTorre commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Buses By The Bridge XVIII - Lake Havasu, AZ
"Well, I came down with a sore leg, so I've decided to give it a miss this year. Such is life."
Jan 16
John LaTorre commented on Big Blue's Driver's event SyncroFest 2014 - Hollister, CA
"Not much information on the website about rates and such. Can anybody clue me in?"
Dec 7, 2013
John LaTorre might attend Big Blue's Driver's event
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SyncroFest 2014 - Hollister, CA at Hollister, CA

April 30, 2014 at 6pm to May 4, 2014 at 7pm
Dec 7, 2013
John LaTorre commented on Philip & Diana Harvey's event Super Chili-Bowl Weekend
"I just booked campsite #40. #42 wasn't open ... did one of us get it? And of course I'll share. Maybe I can persuade Tom and Idell to give us another try."
Dec 7, 2013
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Train Spotting 5-2014 Northern California
"And I'm in #8. Will also share, and in fact have booked for two vehicles at the codger's rate, so it will be a bargain for somebody."
Dec 7, 2013
John LaTorre is attending westywoman's event
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Train Spotting 5-2014 Northern California at The Feather River Canyon-near Quincy, Northern California

June 6, 2014 to June 8, 2014
Join us in the scenic and historic Feather River Canyon at Hallsted Campground in the Plumas National Forest. Hallsted was refurbished in 2012 and "improved" with new bathrooms with showers and a second path to the river. 7 sites now have electric hookups. Reservations now available at:http://www.recreation.gov/welcome.doThe Historic Feather River Railroad route runs on the opposite side of the river from the campground. Trains climb and…See More
Dec 7, 2013
John LaTorre is attending Philip & Diana Harvey's event

Super Chili-Bowl Weekend at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, California on the California Delta

January 31, 2014 to February 2, 2014
           Formerly someteenth annual Anti-Superbowl Weekend                                                NOW                                   New and Improved                    SUPER CHILI-BOWL WEEKENDChili-cook-off, Music, Games, Feats of Strength, Food, Drinks, Story Tellers, jugglers, Mimes, Mimes? (oh brother) Face planting (falling down), Dancing,Drinking, Feats of Drinking, All the usual Tom-foolery, Hijinks and typical Monkeying around, Tech tips and tricks to keep those…See More
Dec 1, 2013

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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 — 16 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 10:39am on November 6, 2013, Rick & Liz Strand said…

Hi Joe! I actually signed up last week, but it has taken this long for us to be "approved!" I hear you will be in town Thanksgiving week visiting Joe and Carol. Hope to meet you then! Liz

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