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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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Chad commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Our friends Marc and Jason with a 70 westy will be sharing our site. We will bring deviled eggs and cucumber salad "
1 hour ago
Brett Bishop commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Sounds like a plan."
14 hours ago
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Haha"
18 hours ago
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."
19 hours ago
Chad commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Chad and Bob have site #20 reserved. :)"
23 hours ago
Chad 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
23 hours ago
diana harvey commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Cool! I still have the shirt you gave me too:)"
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John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Diana, I guess you didn't get the memo back on page 2 saying that you could share with me. "
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diana harvey commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Anyone want to share their site with me on Nov.19.2021?"
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John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"You hand it off to me at around noon. That will give me time to get the coals burning well. We figure it takes about 3 hours to cook and a little more time to set, and we'll plan on having dinner at around 3:30. That should give us some time…"
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Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"We will still purchase, prep and stuff with herbs.  Just let us know who we should hand it off to and what time.  Gobble gobble"
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John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"We used to deep-fry the turkey, but found that the investment in peanut oil and propane was far greater than a half a bag of charcoal, and many people thought it tasted better on the Weber grill.  If we want to do that, though, please chime in.…"
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Brett Bishop commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Hi All, I recently bought a turkey fryer for another purpose, just needed a propane burner to brew beer and make mead really, but now I have one. 1) Does anyone have reservations to or about a fried turkey? 2) Does anyone experience frying a…"
yesterday
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Seeing no takers for my campsite, I have cancelled my reservation and thrown it back into the pool. Campsite reservations need to be made two weeks in advance, so there is still time for someone to snatch it up. Carry on!"
Oct 21
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"Melissa wrote:  "JLT, this means I am indeed flipping you the bird, or to someone else. I will not be the keeper of the bird this year. Turkey duty will have to go to someone new!" Any takers? "
Oct 15
westywoman commented on John LaTorre's event 12th Annual Thanksgiving Warm-up and Food Fest
"My plans have changed and I will not be able to attend this year's fest after all. That means that Site #42 is up for grabs before I return it to the reservation pool. Please contact me if you are interested in taking over my reservation…"
Oct 15

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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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