Thursday, June 17, 2010

Trainspotting 2010 - A VW campout near Twain, CA

Our route.

Last weekend was the 2nd annual Trainspotting campout. Due to the fact that EP is pregnant and we would be driving through the 100 degree Sac Valley, we told Big Blue to stand down and decided to take our 2008 Camry.

Our camper for the weekend.

EP has tried to like non-alcoholic beer. But it hasn't really taken...


The campground was Hallsted Campground, and it was great. It smelled of pines, had a slight breeze blowing through the trees, and the river was close by...




The campout is called "Trainspotting", because the train tracks are on the opposite side of the river. We heard maybe 5-6 trains go through while we were there. It's pretty cool.

There were a ton of VWs there. Trainspotting is getting pretty big...













Here was where we slept:


We had a lot of new people there, and that was awesome. It was great to get some new, interesting people camping with us. Good people and good times...

On Saturday evening, there was a potluck dinner which was fun...


And then Westy Woman, who organized the event, raffled off some VW stuff from places that donated to the event - Van Cafe, Go Westy, Highway One Coffee, and Stephen's Auto Haus in Sacremento. It was a great time and everyone took home something cool.





This is the shirt I won...




Static won the grand prize - a bag from Go Westy with a ton of goodies in it...


It was interesting to be tent camping again but we missed Big Blue...



We stopped at the Twain store the next morning, which has honest-to-God gold panning supplies...


The biggest town nearby was Quincy, CA. We stopped there for breakfast the next morning at the Courthouse Cafe. I had the "Love Boat", but the "Fat Boy's Fantasy" looked interesting...


We went east to go west, heading down toward Tahoe before taking highway 49 back toward home. It's awesome country. Here's a picture to give you an idea of the area...


Okay, so those of you who are interested, plan on coming to Trainspotting 3 in 2011. Details will be on VW Camper Family.

6 comments:

EP

can't wait to get back to hwy 49 for some camping and exploring. puuuurrrrty!

misterj

Trainspotting 2010 looks like it was a good ol' time! My girl didnt really like non-alcoholic beer either... we are headed to Durango this coming week for a road trip before Maizy goes back to work...I'm thinking I might just push it all the way to the 4 corners. Great Pics! Always a pleasure reading your posts. :)

westywoman

Sounds like you just committed me to Train Spotting 3!

Anonymous

ORCA V-dub said . . . Trainspotting 3, and there will be so many of us that we'll buy up all the real estate for the weekend!

Big Blue's Driver

Westywoman - Yes. Trainspotting 3 should happen. It was such a nice spot and a good time!

Misterj - Good luck on your roadtrip! Share some pics on the Facebook page when you get back!

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