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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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John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"May is traditionally Bus City. Negotiations are now underway to see if the site is still available. As for Jume, that's usually Trainspotting, but the site evidently won't be open until late in the month. Stay tuned. Also, Father's…"
yesterday
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"I'm in my usual #4, which is Tent-of-Doom ready if necessary.  You know, if Ann Donahue shares my spot, we'll have two Dormobile Westies on the same slot! That way, if people over-drink and start thinking they're seeing double,…"
yesterday
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4/20 campout at https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/rm/countypark/sandybeach.asp

April 16, 2021 at 1pm to April 18, 2021 at 11am
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…See More
yesterday
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event Informal, no-host, no theme campout (Rio Vista, CA)
"I'm on my way. I'll be there around 2 p.m."
Saturday
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event Informal, no-host, no theme campout (Rio Vista, CA)
"It looks like I might show up on Friday, after all, if the Sutter Health COVID vaccines are indeed delayed, as the morning paper reported.  But if I don't, Diane is still welcome to the space. Just tell the Rangers that it was already paid…"
Feb 23
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event Informal, no-host, no theme campout (Rio Vista, CA)
"Weather's lookin' good."
Feb 20
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event Informal, no-host, no theme campout (Rio Vista, CA)
"We'll miss you, Herr Richard! Stay safe, survive Brexit, and please tell your countrymen not to make any more mutant COVID strains. We'll see you when the sun shines again."
Feb 7
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event Informal, no-host, no theme campout (Rio Vista, CA)
"Well, a slight complication for me: I got my first dose of the COVID vaccine today. The second dose is three weeks later, which just happens to be on Feb. 27th. So I'll probably be driving in on the afternoon of that day, if all goes well. I…"
Feb 6
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event Informal, no-host, no theme campout (Rio Vista, CA)
"Okay, then. I may just set up the smaller TOD for myself. And if anybody happens by, they can hang with me.  And I'd only set it up if it were really windy or rainy."
Feb 6
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event Informal, no-host, no theme campout (Rio Vista, CA)
"And I do have a couple of extra poles, for raising one side. (I've set it up that way before.)"
Feb 5
John LaTorre commented on Joe's event Informal, no-host, no theme campout (Rio Vista, CA)
"I'm in #10. Let me know if you want me to bring the Tent o' Doom. If it rains, I might anyway."
Feb 5
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Informal, no-host, no theme campout (Rio Vista, CA) at Sandy Beach County Park

February 26, 2021 at 2pm to February 28, 2021 at 12pm
Informal, no-host, no theme, no potluck, no whining, no smooching, campout. Rain or shine. Wear a mask. (Namaste six feet away) Reserve your own site in advance (recommended) or try your luck. Solano County Parks and Recreation Online ReservationsSee More
Feb 3
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"PS If anybody shows up without a reservation, give him my spot at A-10."
Oct 23, 2020
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"Hi, folks. My wife hasn't been feeling well for the last couple of days, and has asked me to stick around for a while if she needs me to drive her to the doctor's office. So I might get to the campout late. I might not get there until…"
Oct 23, 2020
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"No worries, Diana. No need to pay me anything. Just take care of your tenant, and we'll see you somewhere down the road.  And if everything is copacetic by Saturday morning, maybe we'll see you again, if just for a day?"
Oct 19, 2020
John LaTorre commented on Laura May's event Finnon Lake - Halloween Bus Weekend
"It does look like the Soup Or Bowl Weekend will be our next big event, assuming that the pandemic is under control in one way or another. I've given up on the idea of the Thanksgiving event as a potluck, since it looks like Sandy Beach is…"
Oct 19, 2020

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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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