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14th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest

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14th Annual Thanksgiving Warmup and Food Fest

Time: November 17, 2023 at 2pm to November 19, 2023 at 11am
Location: Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA
Street: 2333 Beach Drive
City/Town: Rio Vista, CA
Website or Map: http://parkreservations.solan…
Phone: (707) 374-2097
Event Type: campout, and, potluck
Organized By: John LaTorre
Latest Activity: Nov 20, 2023

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Event Description

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,

A few more things: the reservation section of the park's web site has been a bit dodgy, and senior discounts aren't on the menu there. If you qualify, go ahead and reserve your spot at the going rate, and make contact with the park by phone to arrange a refund of part of the fee. The point is to grab your spot first, and settle the bill later.

The second thing: Note that all reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the date, and no "first-come-first-served" sites are provided anymore. But if you're late, look for the people willing to share a spot and hitch up with them. 

Third, all sites have electricity FOR FREE. Bring your electric heaters if you think you need them. (If you don't have one and need one, let me know and I'll bring one for you.) 

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

Lastly, 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.

Party Central will be at site #4o. Bring food, wine, and wood (although wood may also be available on-site). 

As usual, I'll share my spot with another camper, and encourage you to to the same.

Comment Wall

Comment by Wendie Wu on July 14, 2023 at 10:00pm

Is it as windy out there in November as it is in April? 

Comment by John LaTorre on July 15, 2023 at 10:19am

Not usually. We've had mild weather over the years, with a little rain once that didn't linger. But with climate change and all, who knows what will be in store for us?

Comment by Wendie Wu on July 16, 2023 at 7:38pm

I'm in! Site 19.  And hubby is coming again!

I qualify for senior.  The website says this about that: New customers are charged the standard rate for the first transaction. Proof of qualification will need to be provided to staff at checkin, once staff confirms qualification for reduced rate a refund for the difference will be issued to the original form of payment.

Comment by John LaTorre on July 16, 2023 at 7:41pm

Good to know. Thanks for the post.

Comment by Scott & Karla on October 2, 2023 at 11:22am

In site 16.

Comment by John LaTorre on October 2, 2023 at 11:46am

Glad to hear it!

Comment by regis101 on October 6, 2023 at 11:10pm

Oh man.  Dunno what to think.  Looks like one of them hooligan undesirables slipped into site 20.  

Comment by Wendie Wu on October 7, 2023 at 9:44am

Undesirable hooligan? Oh goody, come sit by me. I’m in 19 anyway so you won’t have to travel far. 

Comment by John LaTorre on October 9, 2023 at 3:32pm

As things shape up, it's time to talk turkey.

Bringing the turkey, that is. Regis did it last year, and Melissa the year before. As usual, I'll be glad to cook it, but I rely on somebody else to give me the bird. Any takers?

Comment by regis101 on October 17, 2023 at 3:32pm

I'll be hard pressed with giving John the bird this year.  Scheduling has me out of town until the 15th or maybe the 16th.  That said,  if I have to bail on the GTG, I'll post up and donate the site.  Yep.  That's me.  Living on the edge.  ~R


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