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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 Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"I have changed my status from "attending" to "might attend" due to some health issues my wife is having at the moment. I sure do want to go, though, since it's entirely possible that I and Brett might be the only two people…"
May 12
Philip & Diana Harvey commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"I posted photos from this camping trip if you'd like to check them out:) We had so much fun. Thank you John for the experience... I play Springsteen's "My Lucky Day" at least 3 times a day. Look forward to hearing you play it:)"
Apr 14
Bruce commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"I have the spring special which gives me 2 Aura's and 1 Original white. The Aura's have 7 diff colors to choose from, or a constant changing mode, or white for reading."
Apr 14
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"OK.  One more then I'll leave it alone. That was a fun GTG.  You people are the best."
Apr 14
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"I'll stop burning up bandwidth by saying Melissa's bro started all this.  Yeah, it's all his fault."
Apr 14
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Looks like the difference between the ten LED orange package vs blue package is the blue is for outdoors.  Can't see a prop either way though."
Apr 14
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"The Luci EMG is a four LED.  Three for light and  one for the red.  The globe is frosted and the bottom is clear.  Easy on the eyes. Color is cooler than the ten LED unit.  The SOS setting is red and flashes the SOS in morse…"
Apr 14
Bruce commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"I will take your word for it, just ordered the spring special from Mpowerd..."
Apr 14
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"mpower LUCI Lanterns All who thought those solar powered LED lanterns were pretty neat should know they are available at BIG 5. Both Regis and Mike have already purchased some. Here's a link to order them…"
Apr 14
Rick & Liz Strand left a comment for John LaTorre
"Hi John Do you have anyone sharing with you yet for trainspotting? Liz"
Apr 13
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 6-2015: Northern California
"Susie, you can have half of my spot. It will be very sunny, though, as there isn't much tree cover there. But that might not be an issue this year."
Apr 13
Bruce commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Fun times... I am having trouble navigating the site, I posted info on the BS board and now I cannot find it. Dillon beach May 29-31, does this work? You can only reserve 60 days in advance and right now only 1 spot has been taken along the sea…"
Apr 12
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"My thanks to one and all for helping me celebrate the last half-century. We'll do it again in fifty years... I especially want to thank the people who just showed up on Saturday but weren't camping ... they blew a perfectly good Saturday…"
Apr 12
Philip & Diana Harvey commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Ditto Kris... The Best, See you all at Bus City Philip & Diana"
Apr 12
Kris Hansen commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"We have the best camping group on the planet, thank you all for another stellar weekend!"
Apr 12
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Sorry to miss ya.   Fun time.   Here's a few pic's.  password, april2015 http://s187.photobucket.com/user/regis101/slideshow/Del%20Valle%20April%202015"
Apr 12

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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 (9 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.

At 10:37am on April 13, 2015, Rick & Liz Strand said…

Hi John

Do you have anyone sharing with you yet for trainspotting?

Liz

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