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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout

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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout

Time: February 11, 2022 at 2pm to February 13, 2022 at 11am
Location: Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA
Street: 2333 Beach Drive
City/Town: Rio Vista, CA 94571
Website or Map: http://parkreservations.solan…
Phone: (707) 374-2097
Event Type: cookout, and, camping`
Organized By: John LaTorre
Latest Activity: Feb 11

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Event Description

Our annual escape from Superbowl Madness. It will be our usual set-up .... wine, food, companionship (bring the wine and bring or buy the wood). Also, musical instruments are welcome, and maybe we can jam a little.

Friday night is pizza night ... bring your little Coleman camp ovens or use ours, and make and bake an 8" pizza. (You provide ingredients, of course.)

On Saturday, the legendary 'Soup or Bowl' competition will take place once again! Here's how it works: Prepare a batch of something hot and delicious to share that can be served in a bowl. Some examples would be chili, stew, Jambalaya, a hearty soup or anything else that's yummy. Bring your entry to the serving table no later than 4:00 pm. Using ballots, all attendees will rank the entries from best to the not-so-best. Those with the most votes will receive *VALUABLE PRIZES*, a snazzy ribbon and eternal bragging rights. Runner-ups will also receive a snazzy ribbon along with the honor vested to participants. If you want to contribute something but cooking is just not possible, bring a dessert or garlic bread or wine. We do like our wine. If you don't wish to cook something or bring along something, that's fine too! Just bring along your own bowl and your own spoon and wine glass. We need your votes!

(Suggestion: muffin tins make great sampling trays)

Party Central will be spot #4. As usual, it will be rain or shine, and if it's rainy, the Tent of Doom and the Annex of Despair will keep us all dry.

Three more things: Be aware that there are wild critters (raccoons, feral cats, etc.) that will go into any open camper that you're not around. So be sure to keep your doors closed.

Second, Brett made a little video about what kind of adapter you need if you want to use the AC outlets that are at every site (for free!). Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOF7aCUfwZ0

Third, the Solano County Parks reservation system has been a little wonky of late. Some people have had trouble making ther reservations online. If this happens to you, just call the number listed above and the very nice people will take your reservation over the phone. BTW, from what I can get from their web site, reservations are now REQUIRED... first-c0me-first-served sites are no longer available. 

Comment Wall

Comment by Kathleen on February 10, 2022 at 3:28pm

#7 is open on Fri and Sat… change of plans over here but hope to see y’all at Bus City!

Comment by John LaTorre on February 10, 2022 at 4:16pm

Thanks, Kathleen! We'll miss you but hope to catch you at Bus City (or sometime sooner ... keep watching this space.)

Comment by Joe on February 10, 2022 at 5:00pm

#16 is open. Ruben & Linda had last minute familial obligations. 

Comment by Levente Martelyi on February 11, 2022 at 8:00am

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

Comment by Richard von Bristol on February 11, 2022 at 8:02am

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.

Comment by John LaTorre on February 11, 2022 at 9:37am

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 grabs?

#9 Dave and Yolanda with 2 vehicles

#11 Lisa and JB/ same

#13 Scott & Carla w/ two vehicles

#15 Joe and Corey/Blake and Erin

#16 Up for grabs

#18 Up for grabs

If you're not on the list but want to come, you can take advantage of the "up for grabs" slots, but PLEASE POST your intentions so other latecomers know that the slots are taken. This will be on the honor system since I will be leaving for the site shortly and won't be able to post further missives.

Since it will get nippy at nights (down to 40 deg F), remember that electricity is free at your site, so bring your electric heaters.

See you all soon!

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