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John LaTorre
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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 Allison Freeman's event Bus City XII
"I'm glad Chris wants to have us back. I was afraid that the storm we had last year made our attendance more of a problem for him. So let's be nice to him!"
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John LaTorre is attending Allison Freeman's event
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Bus City XII at Schoolhouse Canyon Campground

May 15, 2020 at 1pm to May 17, 2020 at 11am
NO RESERVATIONS! JUST COME!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 11 years!!!! Trust us. The campground will be open on Friday. There will be space for you. Thanks!Simply RSVP here so we have an idea on how many might show up…See More
Friday
Joe commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"The gloves belong to Peter."
Feb 7
Cathi + Jack Carnes liked John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
Feb 3
Cathi + Jack Carnes liked John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
Feb 3
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Had a fantastic time as always with our VW Camper Family.  So nice to meet Cathi, Jack, Barbara and Diana as well as catching up with all near to our hearts.  Missed a few of you as well.  See you all soon, The Marlows"
Feb 3
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Had a fantastic time as always with our VW Camper Family.  So nice to meet Cathi, Jack, Barbara and Diana as well as catching up with all near to our hearts.  Missed a few of you as well.  See you all soon, The Marlows"
Feb 3
Cathi + Jack Carnes commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Seeing as we were on of the ribbon winners this year this must be one of you folks here!  In Kaiser Oakland parking lot where Jack works"
Feb 3
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"Well, we had a good time, the weather was nice, and not much got left behind: The white strainer/ladle and the boning knife ("Granny's" brand) were actually left over from the Thanksgiving feed. The leather gloves, fork, and white…"
Feb 3
Cathi + Jack Carnes commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"We had a great time this weekend, thanks to everyone and we look forward to many more campouts in the future!"
Feb 2
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"The latest (and probably last) correction: #3: The Marlows/?#4: JLT/Eva#5: Peter/? #7: Doug Vincent/Share#13:Cathi and Jack Carnes/Share#14: Gene / Bruce#15: Corey, Joseph, and friend/?#19: KampnKing/? Let's hope that a few more show up ...…"
Jan 30
John LaTorre replied to Robert Sherman's discussion Bus City XII
"I don't think so. PM Big Blue or Allison Freeman, since they're the ones that hold it."
Jan 30
Levente Martelyi is attending John LaTorre's event
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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, on the Sacramento River

January 31, 2020 at 1pm to February 2, 2020 at 2pm
Our annual escape from Superbowl Madness. It will be our usual set-up .... wine, food, companionship (bring the wine and bring or buy the wood). Also, musical instruments are welcome, and maybe we can jam a little.Friday night is pizza night ... bring your little Coleman camp ovens or use ours, and make and bake an 8" pizza. (You provide ingredients, of course.)On Saturday, the legendary 'Soup or Bowl' competition will take place once again! Here's how it works: Prepare a batch of something hot…See More
Jan 29
Cathi + Jack Carnes commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"we are happy to share"
Jan 27
Richard von Bristol might attend John LaTorre's event
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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, on the Sacramento River

January 31, 2020 at 1pm to February 2, 2020 at 2pm
Our annual escape from Superbowl Madness. It will be our usual set-up .... wine, food, companionship (bring the wine and bring or buy the wood). Also, musical instruments are welcome, and maybe we can jam a little.Friday night is pizza night ... bring your little Coleman camp ovens or use ours, and make and bake an 8" pizza. (You provide ingredients, of course.)On Saturday, the legendary 'Soup or Bowl' competition will take place once again! Here's how it works: Prepare a batch of something hot…See More
Jan 27
Joe commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
Jan 27

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'71 Dormobile Westie

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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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