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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 Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"PS If anybody shows up without a reservation, give him my spot at A-10."
yesterday
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"Hi, folks. My wife hasn't been feeling well for the last couple of days, and has asked me to stick around for a while if she needs me to drive her to the doctor's office. So I might get to the campout late. I might not get there until…"
yesterday
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"No worries, Diana. No need to pay me anything. Just take care of your tenant, and we'll see you somewhere down the road.  And if everything is copacetic by Saturday morning, maybe we'll see you again, if just for a day?"
Monday
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"It does look like the Soup Or Bowl Weekend will be our next big event, assuming that the pandemic is under control in one way or another. I've given up on the idea of the Thanksgiving event as a potluck, since it looks like Sandy Beach is…"
Monday
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"I didn't know  Minnesota had any vineyards at all! We'll certianly miss you ... never got a chance to use that hot tub and deck!"
Oct 4
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"Sorry to miss you, Gene. But we'll see you by and by."
Oct 4
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"Glad to have you, Diana. No cash necessary up front."
Sep 15
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"I got a message from HIpCamp saying that all fires are prohibited at Finnon Lake. It doesn't say whether that includes camp stoves. The Finnon Web site doesn't say anything about it. Could we get some clarification, please?"
Sep 14
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"You can be with me, Diane."
Sep 6
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"Thanks, but I'll wait to see if there's anybody else that needs a share."
Sep 3
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"Nobody wants to share with me? (Sniff) But I expect Gene and Bruce to be matching up. No offense taken!"
Jul 23
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"Site A-10 booked! Actual cost is $70 for two nights ... there's a $10 hipcamp service charge."
Jul 20
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"The Finnon web site says that there can be two vehicles per campsite. I'll reserve a space and hope hope hope that somebody shares it with me to bring the price down."
Jul 20
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"Can the campsites accommodate two buses for one campsite fee? I've forgotten what the deal is here. I would love to share with somebody so we could bring the price down to $30 for two nights."
Jul 20
John LaTorre is attending Laura May's event
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Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend at Finnon Lake

October 23, 2020 at 2pm to October 25, 2020 at 12pm
It's time to see everyone again! Join us for a fun-filled weekend at Finnon Lake Recreation Area. Decorate your bus/van, bring your costumes and let's get together for a long overdue camping weekend.$30/per site per night. All reservations must be done through www.hipcamp.comSearch for Placerville, CA and then pick your site and reserve. Reserve soon as the camping has been filling up quickly for this campground.…See More
Jul 20
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 11-2020: Northern California
"Standing by with bated breath (but Tic Tacs are on the way)."
May 4

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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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