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John LaTorre
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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 Peter's event Soup-er-Chili Bowl: Rio Vista
"Eva wrote: "see you Samstag  nachmittag." Ausgezeichnet!"
Monday
Philip & Diana Harvey commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Sounds good thanks Jon..."
Jan 25
John LaTorre commented on Peter's event Soup-er-Chili Bowl: Rio Vista
"Cane Rattler has signed in on my space. So who can host the lovely Eva? Kampnking? Peter?"
Jan 25
John LaTorre commented on Peter's event Soup-er-Chili Bowl: Rio Vista
"You've got it, if Cane Rattler doesn't want it. (He had first dibs, but hasn't confirmed he'll be there.) But I'm sure Peter or KampnKing can accomodate you as well."
Jan 24
John LaTorre commented on Peter's event Soup-er-Chili Bowl: Rio Vista
"I'll have a few goodies to donate to the winners, as well."
Jan 24
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"You're welcome to share #37 with me, if you're up to being near Party Central."
Jan 23
Philip & Diana Harvey commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Anybody open to sharing a site? There doesn't seem to be any open sites close in to the thick of things and and I always fall down walking back to the van in the middle of the night, took most of the skin off my arm at Bus City a few years…"
Jan 23
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Trying out my math skills for that immediate area. 20  Ralph 35   Regis 36   Laura 37   John 38    Kris 39   Mike 41    Melissa. Dunno if any of us has 34 or 40.     "
Jan 17
Kris Hansen commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Don't forget the skunks :) "
Jan 17
KampnKing commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"WestyWoman - heading any place interesting? N S E or W? One of these days I want to do a trams-continental trek. On the bucket list."
Jan 16
KampnKing commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Hopefully there's no widow makers in those trees!"
Jan 16
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Yeah, right?  Geesh"
Jan 16
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"This whole exercise got me planning out my entire 2015 camping season. I have made it through July but am still figuring out the rest."
Jan 16
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Watch out for the raccoons in the trees. They like to join in the fun."
Jan 16
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"20 and 21 are under huge sycamore trees.  What usually happens is that the leaves fall and fills the space.  When April comes around all should be well.  I normally tote a rake and broom so you'll be fine."
Jan 16
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event JLT's Half Century of Cheating Death - Livermore, CA
"Nice spot .  Under the trees.  Only downfall is that its a low spot when raining. You'll be fine.  Glad you chimed in."
Jan 16

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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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