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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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regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"This should be accurate. 17   Scott & Karla 20   Ralph 31   Bruce. 35   Regis,  Rick & Liz 36   Laura 37   John,  Phillip & Diana  (Sat) 38   Kris 39   Mike 41   Melissa,…"
17 hours ago
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Still a coupla weeks away.  The known sites vs the amount of volks coming may differ.  Those of you wishing to double up might want to secure a spot.  Those of you able to share a spot may want to chime in.  Just sayin'. Im…"
17 hours ago
Detlev Hanschke is attending John LaTorre's event
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JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA at Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore, CA

April 10, 2015 at 1pm to April 12, 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'll bring the Tent of Doom and wine. You bring wine, wood, and you sweet selves.You can reserve campsites through http://www.reserveamerica.com/See More
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westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"LOL Gene!"
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regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"No harm.  No foul."
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Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"This is getting  strange. My apologies to Regis. This is family orientated group and nothing should be on the tables that we can't eat or drink , and no dancing without a  permit or wearing combat boots. "
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regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Werd to that, Gene. Still safer and easier on the eyes than pants off table top dancing"
Tuesday
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JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA at Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore, CA

April 10, 2015 at 1pm to April 12, 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'll bring the Tent of Doom and wine. You bring wine, wood, and you sweet selves.You can reserve campsites through http://www.reserveamerica.com/See More
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westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Wait! I think Regis would cut a fine figure!"
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Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Table-top dancers that can spell are a rare commodity.  Don't let Regis dance with his shirt off!"
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Doug Renner liked John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
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Philip & Diana Harvey commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"I wanna play scrabble! I'm not that good but I do enjoy watching the talents of word smiths dance on that scrabble board. "
Mar 18
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"I am reserving my share for Cane Rattler, aka Al, for this campout. He indicates he wants to join the fun."
Mar 18
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Anytime,  Regis. Words are my game. I write for a living."
Mar 17
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Ok.  That does it.  You, me.  Scrabble partners. That werd must be at least 30 points."
Mar 17
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"With this winter/summer, tentage need is not likely. Although it is a nice accouterment."
Mar 17

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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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