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Senior Lifetime Pass rates going up
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For all the geezers and incipient geezers out there, you should know that the once-only charge for the Senior Lifetime Pass to US National Parks and Federal recreation land goes up from $10 to $80 on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Burris Aug 10, 2017.

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 Allison Freeman's event Bus City XII is cancelled.
"Sorry to hear that it's off. I hope Ranger Chris has a great summer to make up for the late start. We'll do it next year."
6 hours ago
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"I got a call from him, too. Refunds on the way. I told him that we'd reschedule once this is over. Maybe a Halloween thing? Or something..."
Mar 31
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"If we're willing to take a risk, it could be that Live Oak will still be open and will let us camp, as long as we remain distant enough from each other. The chili cookoff would probably be off, though. I think I'll head up there on Friday.…"
Mar 22
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"I'm not. At least, not until I get the bug myself."
Mar 17
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"I think that all those sites have water and 110 volt power. I don't know if you need one of those adapters, though... but it probably would be worth buying (and you might already have one if you've used the "shore power" at Sandy…"
Mar 7
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"Scott Blunk is sharing #40 with me, Joe,"
Mar 6
John LaTorre commented on Allison Freeman's event Bus City XII
"I'm glad Chris wants to have us back. I was afraid that the storm we had last year made our attendance more of a problem for him. So let's be nice to him!"
Feb 14
John LaTorre is attending Allison Freeman's event
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Bus City XII at Schoolhouse Canyon Campground

May 15, 2020 at 1pm to May 17, 2020 at 11am
Bus City is cancelled for 2020.As it was in the beginning, So shall it be in the end.One love, one heart. Let's get together and feel all right. Stay safe everyone - you know what to do. See you all again soon.NO RESERVATIONS! JUST COME!The campground is closed to the general public until Memorial Day. But Ranger Chris opens the campground Friday morning JUST FOR US.…See More
Feb 14
Joe commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"The gloves belong to Peter."
Feb 7
Cathi + Jack Carnes liked John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
Feb 3
Cathi + Jack Carnes liked John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
Feb 3
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Had a fantastic time as always with our VW Camper Family.  So nice to meet Cathi, Jack, Barbara and Diana as well as catching up with all near to our hearts.  Missed a few of you as well.  See you all soon, The Marlows"
Feb 3
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Had a fantastic time as always with our VW Camper Family.  So nice to meet Cathi, Jack, Barbara and Diana as well as catching up with all near to our hearts.  Missed a few of you as well.  See you all soon, The Marlows"
Feb 3
Cathi + Jack Carnes commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Seeing as we were on of the ribbon winners this year this must be one of you folks here!  In Kaiser Oakland parking lot where Jack works"
Feb 3
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Well, we had a good time, the weather was nice, and not much got left behind: The white strainer/ladle and the boning knife ("Granny's" brand) were actually left over from the Thanksgiving feed. The leather gloves, fork, and white…"
Feb 3
Cathi + Jack Carnes commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"We had a great time this weekend, thanks to everyone and we look forward to many more campouts in the future!"
Feb 2

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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 (7 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.

At 12:19pm on September 28, 2018, KampnKing said…

Hi John.

It's almost time for me to set up another SturmWagon debacle event!

I'm looking at some possible sites - you know me always on the lookout for a new place to try out.

Can't make the November campout, but I'll see you for the Soup-Or-Bowl.

Cya,

Ralph

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