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Gene Burris
  • Los Osos, CA
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
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Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Mike, this turkey won't be from the golf course, will it? Asking for a friend."
18 hours ago
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Change of plans. Bruce will be sharing my spot. Please do not throw raccoons in his tent, or spread skunk food around it. Hope somebody cool will share with Diana."
Aug 13
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"You happy campers are waiting too long to make reservations. Get on it now!"
Aug 11
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Diana Harvey will share #14 with me.  "
Jul 18
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Is some one bringing the turkey, or are we going to catch a wild one to BBQ?"
Jul 18
Gene Burris commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"I will be in #14."
Jul 10
Gene Burris is attending John LaTorre's event
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12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista, CA

November 19, 2021 at 2pm to November 21, 2021 at 1pm
This is #12! We missed last year, but let's hope we can all 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 #4o. Bring food,…See More
Jul 10
Gene Burris commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 11: June 4-6, 2021
"I will be at the next event with my new to me an  Vanagon."
May 30
Gene Burris commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 11: June 4-6, 2021
"I can't attend as I will be preparing my Westy to put up for sale in the middle of June. Space # 17 has been cancelled and is up for grabs. Have fun everyone."
May 28
Gene Burris commented on Laura May's event Bus City XIII
"There are picnic tables at the sites."
Apr 21
Gene Burris commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"Yay, Jane is coming."
Apr 11
Gene Burris commented on Laura May's event Bus City XIII
"This event is rain or shine. The last time it rained, the Wet Westies people came and made the California  campers look like wimps."
Apr 4
Gene Burris commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 11: June 4-6, 2021
"Site 17 booked"
Mar 19
Gene Burris is attending westywoman's event
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TrainSpotting 11: June 4-6, 2021 at Hallsted Campground, Twain, CA off Highway 70 near Quincy

June 4, 2021 to June 6, 2021
For information on the Hallsted campground, the recreation.gov link is below:https://www.recreation.gov/camping/hallsted/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70560The Historic Feather River Railroad route runs on the opposite side of the river from the campground. Trains climb and descend the grade at all hours-you will be falling asleep to the rumble of the diesel…See More
Mar 18
Gene Burris commented on Laura May's event Bus City XIII
"Hopefully we have a good turn out, due to bad weather and the virus, Ranger Chris has had  the two previous years with out much income. We  need to show support for him and Bus City."
Mar 12
Gene Burris is attending Laura May's event
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Bus City XIII at Guerneville, California

May 21, 2021 at 9am to May 23, 2021 at 12pm
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT.The campground is closed to the general public until Memorial Day. But Ranger Chris opens the campground Friday morning JUST FOR US. It's secret! It's special. We've been doing this for 10 years!!!! Trust us. The campground will be open on Friday at 9 a.m. There will be space for you - no reservation needed. We have had years with over 60+ VWs and plenty of room to spare. No early birds please. Friday is the first day you can camp. If you…See More
Mar 10

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Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 7:25pm on March 14, 2013, Richard Ellis said…

Hello Gene.  My name is Rich Ellis.  Reside in Livermore.  I would like to share your site on Friday/Saturday.  Wife and daughter will be with me Friday night.   I'm solo on Saturday night.  Let me know if this will work. 

At 2:56pm on October 21, 2013, Larry Rust said…

Hi Gene, Don't know if you are back from Finnon yet but thought I would give this a try.  Am asking if you would be will to share you site for Friday night only.  If that is possible, Great.  I left a friend request on your page, that is the only way I can connect with you, but hopefully I am sneaking through the back door by using this post from Rich.  Hope he does not mind.

Let me know when you can.  

larryrust@me.com

Again, great hanging out with you this past weekend.

At 6:56pm on April 21, 2014, Levente Martelyi said…

Hi Gene;

I see you also have registered, so I will see you on the SyncroFest 2014 - Hollister, CA  event.  What day are you planning to arrive?

Lev

At 7:00am on August 24, 2014, Larry Rust said…

Hilda and I were sitting having a cup of coffee and started to comment on the great time we had a Rio Vista with you.......a bit windy....but still a very good time.  Thanks Gene and double thank for the goodies.

Larry and Hilda

At 9:49am on March 26, 2015, Hawk & Kenz said…
Kenz and I would LOVE to volunteer our time and services to SyncroFest this year! We also have a YouTube series about full time vanlife and we'd love to make an episode about SyncroFest! Let us know of we can help co-create an outstanding event with y'all! Thanks!
At 10:39am on July 26, 2017, Phil and Sue M. said…

Hi Gene,

I think I saw a post that you installed a solar unit on your camper. I am wondering what you bought?

I have a 2001 Eurovan camper. I use to have a 1981 Vanagon Camper. The idea of a solar unit is intriguing to me. 

Thanks for your help.

Phil

Placerville

At 6:30pm on April 15, 2018, Marcia Bakerjian said…

Nice digs. . . Looks a lot like mine. I never turn down friends. See you next weekend.

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