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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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Cane Rattler commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Glad to hear that Kim made the trip home without incident.  I have one errant stainless steel pint to return to it's proper place in the universe.  Alas, when I discovered it empty I had no idea as to it's provenance, perhaps a…"
Monday
Cane Rattler commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
""If you keep looking down you rarely see the sky"  So thanks to all the folks, including ranger Jamie for the wonderful weather, eclectic cuisine, potables from far and near, scintillating conversation,  mellow songs and stories,…"
Monday
Annie Mills commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Thank you John and Joe for hosting and coordinating a fun gathering....and you got the weather perfect!  Great food, Great company all.  Thank you everyone for sharing stories and wisdoms to us as newbies to the club.  So nice to meet…"
Monday
Mike, Jessi, and Sprocket commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Thank you everyone for such hospitality. It was really nice to camp at a new place and meet everyone. Some very nice campers! Mike, Jessi, Sprocket"
Monday
Mike Fernandez commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Thanks everyone for making this campout a blast! You guys are the best!"
Sunday
Laura May commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"So great to see everyone. Once again, the food was outstanding! Thanks for a great campfire, a fun awards ceremony and good friends."
Sunday
Laura May is attending John LaTorre's event

Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista CA

February 5, 2016 at 2pm to February 7, 2016 at 2pm
While everybody else is watching the pre-Superbowl stuff, we'll be camping! Reservations can be made at http://parkreservations.solanocounty.com/As usual, bring wood and wine. This event will be held rain or shine, as either the Tent of Doom or one of its spawn will give us some protection as we sit around the fire.If somebody else organizes it, we may have our usual chili cook-off.  And Friday night will be pizza night, so bring your camp…See More
Sunday
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Hi Kim- Scott and Karla have your chair. He is taking it to his office in Hercules which is about 20 minutes from your home. You two can connect through this website to make arrangements to pick it up. I don't recall seeing the cups but some…"
Sunday
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Kim, I think Scott and Karla have your chair. You can get in touch with them through the web site here. Scott said that they live fairly close to you. I didn't see the cups, though. I hope you're feeling better, and that it wasn't my…"
Sunday
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"And yet another groovy cool peachy keen GTG.   Thanks for putting up with my new band,  YouStillSuck.  "
Sunday
Kim Anderson commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"I got sick last night in the middle of the night.  I left as a result.  I forgot to get my chair and two stainless steel cups.  If anyone is willing to hang onto them for me, I could get them at the next camping get together in May.…"
Sunday
Bruce commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Good times, great to see everyone again... some in rare form *cough *cough *Mike. Can't wait to see everyone again... *waves to Willow... This Westy did not have a "BlazeCut" and might have been saved... "
Sunday
Mike, Jessi, and Sprocket commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"So close. The search continues."
Feb 5
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"I've got a spare, I think. Actually it's an RV to 110 volt."
Feb 5
Mike, Jessi, and Sprocket commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Anyone have a 110 to RV adapter? I'll be happy to trade a beer and put a deposit to borrow a spare.... I'm at site 29"
Feb 5
KampnKing commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Hi. May or may not make it on Friday night. Hope to be there by noon on Saturday. May not make it at all, as my van starts to gag after 20 minutes. That's about as far as it is for me to Rio Vista though. We'll see. If anyone wants to…"
Feb 5

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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 (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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