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4/20 campout

Time: April 16, 2021 at 1pm to April 18, 2021 at 11am
Location: https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/rm/countypark/sandybeach.asp
Street: 2333 Beach Drive
City/Town: Rio Vista, CA 94571
Website or Map: https://goo.gl/maps/W6RRq75cb…
Phone: (707) 374-2097
Event Type: campout
Organized By: Joe (static@well.com)
Latest Activity: Apr 28, 2021

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Event Description

In celebration of 4/20!

This time we will be camping at Sandy Beach County Park campground in Rio Vista.

(Lake Solano suffered significant fire damage and is currently undergoing regrooving)

You'll need to reserve a site for yourself (and maybe your pal)

AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE because they changed the dang rules.

PLEASE SHARE YOUR SITE. Or don't. No worries.

Saturday night (4:00pm) will feature PANTRY-RAID CHILI!!


Important notes:

Although this event occurs around 4/20 day, it must be pointed out that all Solano County Parks are smoke-free and they're actually quite serious.  They also have a new Ranger who is all gung-ho. Discretion is nine-tenths of the law.



Look in your pantry. Grab only *ONE* 14 oz. (or so) can that matches the description on the list below.

Then, bring along that can (and a bowl and spoon for yourself) to the camp out. We will add the contents of your contribution to a base of beef and onions.


Bring along one 14 -15 oz. can of any of the things listed below:

Pinto beans
Red Kidney beans
White beans
Navy beans
Piquinto beans
Diced tomatoes
Diced tomatoes with Italian spices
Diced tomatoes with Jalapeños
Crushed tomatoes
Chopped tomatoes
Rotel tomatoes
Chili con Carne
Chili sin Carne
Chili con Zarigüeya
Ranch Style beans of any variety

Please do NOT bring Black beans. 

Please do NOT bring Garbanzo beans. 

Please do NOT bring Lentil beans.

If bringing a can of beans won’t work for you, then bring corn bread or a scrumptious dessert. Or a bottle of wine. We like wine. Or firewood. We like that too. If that won’t work either, then just bring yourself, a bowl, a spoon, an appetite and a new joke. 

Comment Wall

Comment by John LaTorre on April 18, 2021 at 8:32pm

Glad to have met you, Marcia! As you'll probably realize before long, the problem isn't getting people to talk about their buses. It's about getting them to shut up!

On another note, I found a wad of cash when I broke down the tent this morning. I would happily return them to you as soon as you tell me the serial numbers of the bills .... no, Deb says that wouldn't do at all. Instead, all you have to tell me is how much it is: (Hint: it's between $10 and $100.)

Comment by Doug Vincent on April 19, 2021 at 9:22am

so bummed we missed you all, sure hoping for bus city!!

Comment by Wendie Wu on April 19, 2021 at 9:33am
Joe, did you put in any spices beyond the cans of chili & onions? (Well assuming you will share your ancient family secret recipe.)
Comment by Joe on April 27, 2021 at 7:18pm

I only added some chili powder and cumin. Started with eight pounds of ground beef and three pounds of onions.

Comment by Kathy & Mike Marlow on April 28, 2021 at 6:21am

I added about a tablespoon of red pepper blend.  Tasters thought we needed a little “heat”.   Pretty good chili, friends and visiting.  Thank you Joe and Corey.  Always nice to catch up with you.  

Comment by John LaTorre on April 28, 2021 at 10:07am

Let me add my thanks to Joe and Corey and whoever left that half a bottle of delicious wine. I disposed of it in a responsible manner.

BTW, I visited the C4Camper at Kombi Haus this morning. It looks unhappy. It wants to be on the road again.

Comment by Wendie Wu on April 28, 2021 at 9:43pm
Thanks Joe & Kathy/Mike. My husband thought it was as food as his favorite Carol Shelby brand chili.


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