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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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Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"The word that puts FEAR into turkeys every where!"
Jul 15
Joe commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Ooh! John said "spatchcocked"! "
Jul 13
Blake and Shelby commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"We will be sharing with Mike and Erin Upchurch."
Jul 5
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Nice thank you."
Jul 5
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"I'll list you both as "Share" then. Otherwise, latecomers might assume that the entire slot is spoken for and they might as well not even bother.  #3 Blake and Shelby/ #5 Regis/share #7 Kathy & Mike/share #14 Gene/Bruce #13…"
Jul 5
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Ditto what Regis said, :)"
Jul 4
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Scratch this into the cement before it dries.   Regis will always oblige a share for a spot he reserves.  He doesn't advertise so as to be available for those whom arrive late to the party, or not.  No harm no foul."
Jul 4
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"#3 Blake and Shelby/ #5 Regis/ #7 Kathy & Mike/ #14 Gene/Bruce #13 Laura/ #15 Joe & Corey/Peter Alau #17 JLT/Share #20 Westywoman/Cane Rattler"
Jul 3
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"If we "butterflied" (aka spatchcocked) the turkey, we'd have to get a smaller one. We talked about that last year, IIRC, and decided to stay with the bigger bird."
Jul 3
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"We would love to join in. We reserved #7."
Jul 3
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9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

November 17, 2017 at 2pm to November 19, 2017 at 2pm
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 #17, close to the rest rooms. (Our usual spot has already been taken, but I think this will work.)See More
Jul 3
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"14 lbs max to fit in John's Weber. Could also be butterflied. We've never done that."
Jul 2
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Gene, that will be most welcome! I can't remember what size we used the last few times ... maybe Westywoman or Regis can remind me. "
Jul 2
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"John, I would be honored to provide the turkey this year, it will be a Butterball."
Jul 2
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 9th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"It will be good to see the Rattler of Canes again."
Jun 29

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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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