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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 Summerdale Campground near Yosemite
"I got a good upper-body workout driving 49 from Mariposa to Coulterville. Almost never got out of third gear, unless it was down to second gear going around hair-pin turns both uphill and downhill.  I gave up at that point, and cut across the…"
18 hours ago
John LaTorre commented on Les Paw's group American VW Dormobile Owners
"My friend Peter Alau gave me a book that might be of interest to you. It's called "Classic Dormobile Camper Vans" by Martin Watts. Price at $39.95, but it's the most complete history of the Dormobile that I've come across.…"
21 hours ago
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Running the Highline (Taylorsville, Northern California)
"Now the 14th to the 16th I could do."
Sep 5
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Summerdale Campground near Yosemite
""A little buzz?" I got stung twice last night and once this morning. They still hurt. So I got no sympathy for them little buggers."
Aug 31
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Summerdale Campground near Yosemite
"I just got off the phone with the Bass Lake Forest Service office, which has jurisdiction for this area. The friendly person said: 1. Fires are allowed in the provided firepits at the campground, but she didn't know whether it was available…"
Aug 31
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 8th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"Which makes it: 3 Peter 4  JLT +share 5 Regis + share 11 Kris 13 Laura May 18 Bruce + Gene 19 Westywoman + Mike F 20 Joe & Corey 22 Tom Powell+share "
Aug 28
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Summerdale Campground near Yosemite
"My slot is still available to share. And Deb has had a strained leg, which means that she probably won't come."
Aug 28
Catherine Wiggs liked John LaTorre's event 8th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
Aug 27
tom powell commented on John LaTorre's event 8th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"Just reserved site 22 I can share. Looking forward to it."
Aug 27
tom powell is attending John LaTorre's event
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8th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

November 18, 2016 to November 20, 2016
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 #4.See More
Aug 27
eva commented on John LaTorre's event 8th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"I would like to attend,  don't know yet if I am off work on that weekend, work schedule will come out end of October, so hopefully there will be a space left for me if I need one."
Aug 17
eva might attend John LaTorre's event
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8th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

November 18, 2016 to November 20, 2016
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 #4.See More
Aug 17
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Running the Highline (Taylorsville, Northern California)
"And I've got plans to be camping with the SCA in southern California. I wish I could be two people, but..."
Aug 3
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 8th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"Now we have:  3 Peter 4  JLT +share 5 Regis + share 11 Kris 13 Laura May 18 Bruce + Gene 19 Westywoman + Mike F 20 Joe & Corey Ten sign-ups, and we've only been on for twelve hours. Yow. "
Aug 2
Profile IconLaura May, Mike Fernandez, Gene Burris and 5 other members are attending John LaTorre's event
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8th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

November 18, 2016 to November 20, 2016
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 #4.See More
Aug 2
Kris Hansen commented on John LaTorre's event 8th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-Up and Food Fest
"Kris is in 11  Pizza night sounds great!!"
Aug 2

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'71 Dormobile Westie

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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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