Tonya has been with Coach-Net for four and a half years. For the past two years, she has been responsible for our Accounts Payable and Compliance. She and her husband have four teenagers at home and they love to travel, explore new places, and spend time in the outdoors. They make sure to take one trip a year without the kids each May to celebrate their anniversary. This year, for their 19th, they decided to take the RV out for the first time. Read on to see how her trip went!
Where did you go?
Our goal was to see Garner State Park, but camping there is usually booked far in advance so we booked a site at a local RV Park, Camp Riverview RV Park in Concan, TX. I highly recommend this place. Our site had full hook-ups and sat only a few hundred yards from the Frio River. The staff was awesome. They greeted us upon arriving and even had people available to help us pull into the site and set everything up. I’m not ashamed to admit, we let them. It was hot! Thanks, Bill!
How long was your trip?
We went on Memorial Day Weekend, so it was four days and three nights. After our whole family being together on shelter-in-place orders since mid-March, we were well ready for this trip! We spent time at the RV park of course, but we also visited Garner State Park, the Frio Bat Cave Tours, and did a half-day float on the Frio.
Was this your 1st time RVing?
Yes and we truly enjoyed the experience. My parents had a really nice Dodge Conversion van growing up. That was as close as I ever got to RV’ing. Neither of us had pulled anything that size or set up an RV before. We took turns driving the 350 miles down south and I think I did a pretty good job pulling it.
What’s the fondest memory of your trip?
There were a couple storms while we were down there. The second storm came with some hail, so it was a little more exciting! “Rosie” (The Airstream) held up in the storms while my husband and I held up inside. We intended to use the grill for steaks but ended up making full use of the Airstream’s kitchen that night. My husband cooked while I cuddled up in the booth with a blanket and my journal watching the storm out of the big front windows.
Did you find anything challenging about your RV trip?
Honestly, we didn’t find anything too difficult. Though my husband might answer that question totally differently!
Would you go again?
I would most definitely go again. We plan to! We like to camp with the kids several times a year. We all enjoy hiking and swimming. My son Noah especially loves to fish and build campfires for us. They are super excited to take the Airstream on our next trip.
Where would you like to go next?
We would like to go back to Surfside Beach, TX. On the last trip, we rented a house and Noah caught so many fish. He wants to go back and camp on the beach. We also want to go back to Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, OK. It’s a very unique gem. My kids can post up at Little Niagara Falls and jump or tube the whole day. We’ve only made day trips there but would like to camp for the whole weekend one of these days.
Why do you love RVing?
Having a camper just makes camping more bearable for me. Let’s be honest, Texas has very hot summers. Having a place to get under the a/c is priceless. RVs just come with so many more conveniences than tent camping. Mostly, however, I just love how having an RV can turn a campsite, even temporarily, into a home. I love how neighborly everyone is. I love seeing families spending time together. I like seeing how they bring everything and string up lights and set up house. I can’t wait to go again.