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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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Lakeport Camp & Shine at Lakeport

June 15, 2024 from 8am to 3pm
I'm posting this to get the word out, although I'm not actually sponsoring this one. It's a car show on Saturday, June 15, with camping at a nearby campground.
Friday
John LaTorre commented on westywoman (Melissa)'s event TrainSpotting 13, June 7-9, 2024
"What he said. Very nice, except for the warm weather. And the roads turned out to be no trouble at all, just a few delays for one-way traffic in a couple of sections."
Tuesday
John LaTorre commented on westywoman (Melissa)'s event TrainSpotting 13, June 7-9, 2024
"I guess I could do a rice dish."
Jun 7
John LaTorre commented on westywoman (Melissa)'s event TrainSpotting 13, June 7-9, 2024
"Just looked at the Caltrans site today and found this for Route 70: [IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA] 1-way controlled traffic from West Cresta to East Cresta (Butte Co) 24 hrs a day 7 days a week thru 9/29/25 - Due to bridge work 1-way controlled…"
Jun 6
John LaTorre commented on westywoman (Melissa)'s event TrainSpotting 13, June 7-9, 2024
"Note: I got this from Reservation.gov a few minutes ago: This is an update related to your reservation at HALLSTED. The dates affected are 5/28/2024 - 9/30/2024. Thank you for your camping reservation on the Plumas National Forest. Highway 70…"
May 28
John LaTorre commented on westywoman (Melissa)'s event TrainSpotting 13, June 7-9, 2024
"And I forgot to say that I'm willing to share space 13 with anybody who needs it."
May 22
John LaTorre commented on westywoman (Melissa)'s event TrainSpotting 13, June 7-9, 2024
"Actually, clothing is required everywhere at Sierra Hot Springs except for the pools, which are clothing optional. At Harbin Hot Springs, though, clothing is optional everywhere except where you might be seen from the main road."
May 22
Laura May is attending John LaTorre's event

Lakeport Camp & Shine at Lakeport

June 15, 2024 from 8am to 3pm
I'm posting this to get the word out, although I'm not actually sponsoring this one. It's a car show on Saturday, June 15, with camping at a nearby campground.
May 20
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Lakeport Camp & Shine
"I'm planning to spend the evening of June 13-14 at Harbin Hot Springs, and the following evening at the Willow Point Campground, where some other VW peeps will be hanging out before and after the show on Saturday. Maybe I'll see you at…"
May 20
John LaTorre commented on westywoman (Melissa)'s event TrainSpotting 13, June 7-9, 2024
"From what I can tell, Route 70 is open again, although there are segments that are one-way, so allow another half hour or so for your trip. https://roads.dot.ca.gov/?roadnumber=70 I'm in space 13. And I'm planning to spend the night of…"
May 20
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Lakeport Camp & Shine at Lakeport

June 15, 2024 from 8am to 3pm
I'm posting this to get the word out, although I'm not actually sponsoring this one. It's a car show on Saturday, June 15, with camping at a nearby campground.
May 20
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Bus City XVI
"Thanks to Laura and Chris for making this event the usal wonderful way of meeting people. We had lots of new faces this year."
May 19
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Bus City XVI
"Oops I forgot to bring the pizza dough.  So you'll have to bring your own fixings. But I will have two ovens."
May 16
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Bus City XVI
"Sure, Emily. The more the merrier! And it so happens that I have some pizza dough from Trader Joes that needs to be used. It's enough for two small pizzas."
May 16
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Bus City XVI
"Get better! See you maybe at Trainspotting?"
May 15
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Bus City XVI
"Message to Jane and Denise (and anybody else who wants to chime in): I will indeed be bringing the Coleman camp oven and stove... maybe two, if anybody else wants to do a Pizza Night on Friday or Saturday. I'm posting it here because I…"
May 14

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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

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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

At 8:24am on November 5, 2022, Levente Martelyi said…

Does anybody have a space to share?  The sign-up site was not working right earlier.

I would like to visit with you guys but I "fell asleep at the wheel", it is too late to register now. (Posted 11/5/22)

Please let me know.  Thanks, Lev

At 11:42am on November 5, 2022, John LaTorre said…

Well, Kris Hansen has pulled out, so I think that half of his space is free. You might want to check with him and with Jane, who is taking the other half.

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