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Melissa has been a part of our Coach-Net family for over 8 years. She started with us as a Dispatch Agent, was promoted to an Agent Manager, and now works with our Vendor department as a Vendor Network Specialist! Melissa and her family go camping several times a year. She’s down-to-earth and kind. She’s a “what you see is what you get” type of person and around here she’s known as “Momma Mel”.

We had the opportunity to take Rosie (the company Airstream) out over Christmas, so we packed up and took the whole family out to Lake Murray State Park in Oklahoma. We searched for a place that we could take our dirt bikes to ride, and out of everywhere we looked these trails looked the best. It was not a long drive, only 1hr 12mins from where we live in Krum, TX. The drive itself was a little boring – rather flat & it was winter time so the color theme was drab. Once we arrived at the park there were evergreens in abundance! It was beautiful! The campground attendants were very nice & the facilities were extremely clean.

Our trip began on Christmas Day and we stayed for two nights & three days! We had so much fun that our youngest daughter said we should go camping every year for Christmas! Perhaps we’ve started a new Christmas family tradition!

 Although it was not our first RV experience, it was the first time we had camped in Rosie and the first time we’d been camping over Christmas. We had quite a large group come with us! It was my husband, myself, six of our 7 kids with their significant others, one grandbaby, future granddaughter (my oldest is 7 months pregnant), and several more! We also brought our “fur babies”: Bongo, Autumn, and Monster. No, we could not all fit in the Airstream Flying Cloud, so we brought several tents and used some of the primitive campsites. 

My favorite memory was being able to spend Christmas with my family. Due to work schedules and extenuating family circumstances out of state this year I have not been able to personally attend any of the family camping trips in 2021. So, this was the perfect ending to a tough year!

The only challenge on the trip was that the campsite was under a burn ban so we couldn’t make use of the fire pits and could only use the smaller grills provided at each campsite. With the size of our group and the quantity of food that had to be prepared, I was super happy to have had the Airstream at my disposal. Lucky for us we could not have asked for better weather! It was a perfect low of 48 and high of 75 for the day! Ideal for camping.

One of these days we’d like to go again! I would really love to explore more of what Lake Murray has to offer…or maybe we’ll go further north. I hear the Arbuckle Mountains are beautiful. I’m originally from South Carolina and have not explored much outside of Texas.

My family and I love RVing and camping. It allows an open space where you can just turn off the electronics and just BE with each other enjoying the fresh air. 😇 The children worked on art and crafts. The older kids worked with spirit animal and ancestor oracle cards. Of course, they all tore up the many trails in their dirt bikes. I’m thinking that the next ATV toys we purchase will be dune buggies so the older folks can romp through the woods as well.


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