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John LaTorre
  • Sacramento, CA
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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 Mike Fernandez's event Thanksgiving Food Fest Rio Vista, California
"Thanks, Regis. I'll keep trying to do it on my own, to get the lower rate, but I'll keep you all posted on the progress."
Jun 24
John LaTorre commented on Mike Fernandez's event Thanksgiving Food Fest Rio Vista, California
"Well, not if you want the geezer rate. Then they want you to log in with the login information you used last January and then totally forgot. In which case they ask for your email, promise to send you your password, and then don't send squat.…"
Jun 24
John LaTorre commented on Mike Fernandez's event Thanksgiving Food Fest Rio Vista, California
"I'm having trouble logging on to their website, as usual. But I'm in, and I'll try to get the geezer rate."
Jun 24
John LaTorre is attending Mike Fernandez's event

Thanksgiving Food Fest Rio Vista, California at Sandy Beach Park Rio Vista, California on the Delta

November 14, 2014 at 2pm to November 16, 2014 at 11am
Pricing info $30.00 per nite. Seniors $18.00 per nite. Additional vehicles $10.00 per nite. Dogs $1.00 per nite. Book soon as they will fill up fast. We will have an enormous food fest Saturday night - potluck featuring Thanksgivings fixings that people bring to the table. All the sites have power for cooking, keeping warm, lights ect.
Jun 24
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Train Spotting 5-2014 Northern California
"And thanks to Joe for the dinner, for Westywoman for hosting, and everybody else for showing up. It was good seeing faces I hadn't seen for a while."
Jun 9
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Train Spotting 5-2014 Northern California
"Coleman lanterns can actually be turned down to the same soft level of illumination of a kerosene lantern. But most of us generally carry a spare or two, if you need one."
Jun 3
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Train Spotting 5-2014 Northern California
"Gee, Doug, I don't know. I certainly won't tip them off to you. There may always be a cancellation you can pick up on. If not, there's always the Twain store, and it's a fifteen-minute walk away from where we are."
May 29
John LaTorre commented on Steve(Toby) Goldman's event Volkswagens at the Sacramento Zoo-Twilight Thursdays
"I missed this last year, but I'll try to be there this year."
May 8
John LaTorre is attending Steve(Toby) Goldman's event

Volkswagens at the Sacramento Zoo-Twilight Thursdays at Sacramento Zoo

June 26, 2014 from 5:30pm to 8pm
A bunch of us did this last year, and it was really fun.June 26 -  Reggae Night Live music by: Arden Park Roots Car show featuring: Volkwagens Dinner special: Carribean jerk wings w/ garlic fries Featured nonprofit: TBDRegister your show car early for extra value!  Pre-Registration is $10 per vehicle; car entry includes admission for four that night, six ride tickets good for the carousel or the train, 10% off purchases at the Zoofari Market and 10% off at Kampala Café! Pre-Registration cut-off…See More
May 8
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Train Spotting 5-2014 Northern California
"Joe is going to share #8 with me. See you all there, if not before."
Apr 18
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Train Spotting 5-2014 Northern California
"Swag free is fine with me. I go for the company, not the swag."
Apr 9
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event Train Spotting 5-2014 Northern California
"BWAH-HAH-HAH... But you can bunk with me, podner. And I can give you the cheap rate, since I got the geezer discount."
Mar 16
John LaTorre commented on Philip & Diana Harvey's event Super Chili-Bowl Weekend
"My thanks to everybody who came, and particularly those who broke down the Tent while I was still in bed. You guys rock!"
Feb 3
John LaTorre commented on Philip & Diana Harvey's event Super Chili-Bowl Weekend
"And Bruce, the heater's in my bus now, ready to give to you tomorrow."
Jan 30
John LaTorre commented on Philip & Diana Harvey's event Super Chili-Bowl Weekend
"Since it looks like rain isn't going to be in the forecast until next week, I'm bringing just the Tent of Doom to put over the campfire and hopefully retain some of the heat. No Annex of Dispair this time."
Jan 30
John LaTorre commented on Philip & Diana Harvey's event Super Chili-Bowl Weekend
"I just checked the weather. Rain tomorrow likely, but gone by Saturday, with partly cloudy expected for the weekend. However, it will be very cold at night, around freezing. I'll bring an extra electric heater and some extension cords and a…"
Jan 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 — 16 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 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

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