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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 6-2015: Northern California
"The sites are big enough to double up, and I'm certainly willing to share mine. And I got the geezer rate."
7 hours ago
John LaTorre is attending westywoman's event
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TrainSpotting 6-2015: Northern California at Hallsted Campground, Plumas National Forest

June 12, 2015 to June 14, 2015
Join us in the scenic and historic Feather River Canyon at Hallsted Campground in the Plumas National Forest.Reserve your site here:Hallsted CampgroundThe Historic Feather River Railroad route runs on the opposite side of the river from the campground. Trains climb and descend the grade at all hours-you will be falling asleep to the rumble of the diesel engines and the squeal of…See More
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KampnKing commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death
"I had to ask..."
Dec 2
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death
"I believe that is the moon phase that you can eat fish and chips without vinegar."
Dec 2
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JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death at TBA

April 3, 2015 at 1pm to April 5, 2015 at 2pm
On March 31, 1965, I almost died. Every day since then has been a day I didn't deserve. It's been a gift, and I've had almost fifty years of them. I'd like to celebrate these gifts with some other gifts I've been given over the years ... the friendships I've collected from some of the most wonderful people I've had the pleasure to know.  I don't know where this will be, exactly. That will depend on weather and how many people RSVP. But it will probably be within an hour's drive from Sacramento,…See More
Dec 2
KampnKing commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death
"So what exactly is a "balsamic moon?""
Dec 1
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death
"Finnon Lake would be a great location! And now that Roughing It Easy has been pulled from the calendar, you don't have any more campout competition at Finnon."
Dec 1
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death
"I have the last comment via email reminder at 4:41 pm. Dunno"
Nov 26
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death
"Whoop! Roughing it Easy is gone! How does that happen?"
Nov 26
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death
"March 20 is the new moon.  Pitch black nights. Here's a bit of folk lore about new moons. http://www.astronomywise.com/articles/moon-superstitions-folklore-happy-halloween/"
Nov 26
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death
"I think I can solve your problem. Stay tuned."
Nov 26
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death
"Maybe Brannan but a recon might be needed "
Nov 26
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death
"March 20-22 would put you right in there for the Equinox"
Nov 26
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death
"Actually, Finnon would probably be my second choice after Del Valle (which might or might not be open, depending on how much rain we get this winter. There's also Live Oak, and another one or two that I'll have to go look at. But I…"
Nov 26
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death
"John, that is sweet. I have a natal celebration myself at the end of March, perhaps that last weekend in March is just the ticket? If you want to book it at Finnon, at this point I am ready to close out the books on Roughing it Easy for 2015."
Nov 26
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death
"Should I count that as a vote for March, WW? That's two for, and none against. I could definitely see moving it to March if it means that you'll be there."
Nov 26

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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 — 19 Comments

Comment Wall (8 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 10:39am on November 6, 2013, Rick & Liz Strand said…

Hi Joe! I actually signed up last week, but it has taken this long for us to be "approved!" I hear you will be in town Thanksgiving week visiting Joe and Carol. Hope to meet you then! Liz

At 7:05am on November 14, 2014, Rick & Liz Strand said…

John, what time do you think you'll be arriving? If we get there before you, should we back all the way in or take the front spot and leave room for you to get by us. It was a real dilemma  for us the last time we shared a spot and we made the wrong choice!!!

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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