Thanksgivingatthekoa

I can’t even begin to list all that I am thankful for on this Thanksgiving holiday. Our family has traveled by motorhome over 13,000 miles in 6 months to be here in San Antonio, Texas. My blessings overflow each and every day and I thank our Lord above for all of them. As we find ourselves away from home, family and friends this holiday at the San Antonio KOA, I am grateful for…..

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1. The Simplicity of Camping…

Never has life been so simple for me. Never have I shown up for Thanksgiving dinner in a ponytail, jeans and flip flops with a bowl of heated up mashed potatoes to share. I am the one who makes all of the homemade dishes for this holiday, that we host at our home every year, so this is quite the change! Today I got to walk over to this luncheon with just this dish that I heated up in the microwave. Yep. That’s the way we roll at the campground. I did like that I had a KOA yellow bowl to put them in at least!

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2. Prepackaged yummy food

I found out yesterday when we pulled in here to San Antonio that we needed to bring a dish to the Thanksgiving potluck today. Thank goodness Costco has kept our fridge and freezer stocked with all of their yummy prepackaged dishes, as they have been my lifesaver along this trip. I never, ever buy these types of foods when we are at home and I have never served pre-made mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving before. But, I guess there’s a first time for everything!

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3. Our stay at the 2015 KOA campground of the year

For over 30 years, the staff and owners of this KOA have graciously served all their campers a delicious Thanksgiving feast! We are so grateful, as I had no idea how I was going to cook a turkey in this RV microwave or over a campfire! They let me off the hook as they provided turkey, stuffing, gravy and the campers chipped in for the rest.

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4. The blessing of togetherness!

If we were home right now, our family would be split into two. Half of us would be in California at a soccer tournament and half of us would be in Arizona for a hockey one. I know that is our reality that is just around the corner of return for us, but today I am thankful our family is enjoying downtime and Thanksgiving together…. as it should be celebrated!

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5. An after lunch bike ride on the path running alongside the campground and

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6. Watching my happy and healthy kids be active together on the KOA playground!

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7. Knocking off another spot from my Bucket List – the San Antonio River Walk

 This bus stop is just outside the gated entrance to the San Antonio KOA. We hopped on here and took it in to the city to see what we came here for… The Alamo and River Walk. It is always nice when we can get on public transportation right from our campground after driving hours to get here in the first place!

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The Alamo… in all it’s glory and history!

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We strolled all along the River Walk enjoying the scenery, shops and restaurants. The San Antonio Riverwalk has been a spot I’ve always wanted to visit and I would love to come back with just my hubby one day for sure. 

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Thank you to the San Antonio/Alamo KOA for letting us celebrate Thanksgiving with you! We can see why you were chosen as KOA’s 2015 Campground of the Year and we are so thankful for the time that we have here!

3 replies
  1. Derek
    Derek says:

    We stayed there for a few weeks and had an active military, active alcohol drinker next to us the during that time. Other people complained to management about this guy, but they did nothing about it. More than once I politely asked that he be quiet after 10pm, and he never obliged. One night I asked at 11pm, and he decided to go into his camper, pull out a gun, and in a threatening manner loaded a round into the chamber. I called 911, the cops showed up, confiscated his guns, and wouldn’t arrest him. The campground didn’t even kick him out immediately. The management there was sympathetic to him, and it was ridiculous.

    In addition to that lovely experience, months before arriving, we reserved a back in site. We got there, and ended up in a pull through with a tree that inhibited pulling through, next to the drunk guy.

    That KOA has a nice pool, clean campground, poor wifi, and terrible management.

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    • Amy
      Amy says:

      Oh wow! What an awful experience! I’m sorry to hear that. It’s amazing how one obnoxious person can really ruin an experience. Thankfully, all is quiet and well for our time here.

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      • Amy
        Amy says:

        Also, I think they upgraded the wifi here because it has been consistently perfect. I was able to do this post quickly and easily with no problems, which is very rare at most campgrounds!

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