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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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westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 13th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"I grabbed # 18."
Thursday
Kris Hansen commented on John LaTorre's event 13th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"I'm in #11 again this year.  They have a nifty new web site, worked pretty good. Looking forward to seeing everyone!"
Wednesday
Kris Hansen is attending John LaTorre's event

13th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Campground, Rio Vista, CA

November 11, 2022 at 12pm to November 13, 2022 at 10am
This is #13! It's time to be back together again to consume food and make merry! We are going back to Sandy Beach in Rio Vista, CA. This is our annual practice run and food fest  before Thanksgiving. Reserve sites soon as they may go fast if the sport fishermen/women come back this year.It's a pot-luck, and I'll be roasting a turkey on-site. Electrical outlets will be available for people with hot pots and such,Party Central will be at site #4. Bring food, wine, and wood (although wood may also…See More
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13th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Campground, Rio Vista, CA

November 11, 2022 at 12pm to November 13, 2022 at 10am
This is #13! It's time to be back together again to consume food and make merry! We are going back to Sandy Beach in Rio Vista, CA. This is our annual practice run and food fest  before Thanksgiving. Reserve sites soon as they may go fast if the sport fishermen/women come back this year.It's a pot-luck, and I'll be roasting a turkey on-site. Electrical outlets will be available for people with hot pots and such,Party Central will be at site #4. Bring food, wine, and wood (although wood may also…See More
Wednesday
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 12, June 3-5, 2022
"Yes, I do.  It's yours if you want it. "
May 29
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 12, June 3-5, 2022
"Sorry to miss you, Joel, but I hope to see you down the road."
May 27
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Bus City XIV
"What Kathleen said.  Let me know what the count was for the ones you counted. I'll hit up Alison and Brett for the others."
May 22
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Bus City XIV
"Thanks for giving it a miss, Scott and Karla. You're thinking of our health, and that's what friends do."
May 17
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Bus City XIV
"Thank you, Laura, for running point on this! Let me know if I can help in any way."
May 6
John LaTorre commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 12, June 3-5, 2022
"Haven't heard from the Marlows... are they going to be there?"
May 4
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"I might add that all are invited to bring whatever musical instruments you have that would fit into a jam. Our friend from Bristol will be provided with an electric bass (plugging into a very small amp, so don't be concerned) and an acoustic…"
Apr 15
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"Thanks for the map, Bruce! Be advised that I will be sharing #42 with KampnKing."
Mar 2
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Since it looks like light winds this weekend and a very small chance of rain, I'm leaving the Tent of Doom home. And here, from what I can figure, is the latest in spot allocation: #3 Marlows/Lev #4 JLT / the Vincents #7 Up for…"
Feb 11
Richard von Bristol commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Dang it! I'm going to miss those *VALUABLE PRIZES* and all you lovely camper folks. I hope to make it to the 4/20 gathering. Wishing everyone happy times."
Feb 11
Levente Martelyi commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"I think I am in with Kathy & Mike at split Spot #3. I will be coming, and we can figure things out, I am easy!  Thanks, Lev"
Feb 11
Joe commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"#16 is open. Ruben & Linda had last minute familial obligations. "
Feb 10

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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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