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John LaTorre
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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 TrainSpotting 8-2017: Northern California
"Well, there are plenty of spots that still have one camper. If you are willing to share, it would be nice if you could put that in your post, i. e." 1. Joe Blow (whole space) 2. John Doe/Richard Roe 3. Jane Doe/share That would give people a…"
May 22
John LaTorre is attending Big Blue's Driver's event
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Bus City 2017 - the Ninth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA at Schoolhouse Canyon Campground

May 19, 2017 to May 21, 2017
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT. The campground is closed to the general public until Memorial Day. But Ranger Chris opens the campground Friday morning JUST FOR US. It's secret! It's special. We've been doing this for 6 years!!!! Trust us. The campground will be open on Friday. There will be space for you. Thanks! Simply RSVP here so we have an idea on how many might show up and then show up! No worries! For those of you who have been, you know why you come back.…See More
May 11
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 8-2017: Northern California
"You can share with me, Jamez."
Apr 5
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 8-2017: Northern California
"Well, they've got until June to get it all sorted out. I was wondering how the campground itself was doing, and whether there'll be much water damage. But, again, there's plenty of time for needed repairs."
Feb 26
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 8-2017: Northern California
"How's the campsite itself doing? Has it been getting flooded by the river?"
Feb 26
Richard von Bristol commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"RSVP'd after the event just to say thanks for a wonderful weekend with such warm and friendly people, thanks JLT for sharing your excellent musical instruments. Thanks Joe and Corey for putting up with me / putting me up on #15 and for lending…"
Feb 6
Richard von Bristol is attending John LaTorre's event
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Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista CA

February 3, 2017 at 2pm to February 5, 2017 at 1pm
While everybody else is watching the pre-Superbowl stuff, we'll be camping! Reservations can be made at http://parkreservations.solanocounty.com/As usual, bring wood and wine. This event will be held rain or shine, as either the Tent of Doom or one of its spawn will give us some protection as we sit around the fire.IFriday night will be pizza night, so bring your camp ovens. We will provide Coleman stoves, but if you want to bring your…See More
Feb 6
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Aw, shucks! Thanks for showing up, Kathy and Mike. You guys are a pleasure to camp with!"
Feb 5
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"We had such a fun time. So nice to see our first Westy friends and make new VWCamper Family friends. I look forward to next year and bumping into everyone anywhere until then. Thanks for the smile on my face and the warmth in my heart as we drove…"
Feb 5
Joe commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Also, it looks like we either have gained five new regulars (or we have scared off five people)."
Feb 5
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"May your path be well lit and your life be bright.   I do believe they are your lanterns.  Santa said so. My voice is still a bit raspy but I'll survive.  Another day or so.  This flu has been a rough one."
Feb 5
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Adding my thanks to everybody who braved the weather to hang with us. We'll see you at the next one, Westywoman and Regis and Bruce. (And Regis, your candle lanterns were well used at Mike's Clone of Doom.)"
Feb 5
Kris Hansen commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"The weather was nice, and the people better.  Thanks everyone for making this another excellent gathering. :)"
Feb 5
Blake and Shelby is attending John LaTorre's event
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Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista CA

February 3, 2017 at 2pm to February 5, 2017 at 1pm
While everybody else is watching the pre-Superbowl stuff, we'll be camping! Reservations can be made at http://parkreservations.solanocounty.com/As usual, bring wood and wine. This event will be held rain or shine, as either the Tent of Doom or one of its spawn will give us some protection as we sit around the fire.IFriday night will be pizza night, so bring your camp ovens. We will provide Coleman stoves, but if you want to bring your…See More
Feb 3
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Kathy & Mike- your post makes me happy. I hope you enjoy the weekend replete with tentage. We don't fool around, no reason to get soaked. Sorry not to be able to meet you this time."
Feb 3
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"This is fun"
Feb 3

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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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