Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Camping with Texoma Sams - March 2012

Susan and I shared our first official campout as members of the Oklahoma Good Sam Club state staff with the Texoma Sams.  The Texoma Sams are an Oklahoma Good Sam chapter based in Durant, Oklahoma.  They are the largest chapter in the Southeast Region of Oklahoma and have membership of 20 rigs.  The chapter had an excellent turn-out, which was held at the Checotah KOA near Lake Eufaula.

We receive no monetary compensation for our participation at the state level of the Good Sam Club, but the warmth and kindness bestowed upon us by the Texoma Sams made us quickly realize the great value of the positions we hold. Chapter president, David Crouch, greeted us at the door of our coach shortly after our arrival, and every chapter member accepted us as a part of the group.

Like our own chapter, the Texoma Sams enjoy dominoes and card games. And these folks take their games seriously! Below, Charles Allen, Wayne Walthall, and Larry Snider (Left to Right), participate in a group picture with their tournament trophies for "42" and "9-Hole Golf" (dominoes and cards). 

They also know how to plan and prepare large meals. Thanks again to Larry and June Snider, and Wayne and Elizabeth Walthall, for hosting the campout; and our compliments to all the chefs for the wonderful food!


The group traveled to Henryetta, Oklahoma for an evening meal at the "Pig Out Palace."  You can order "buffet" style or straight from the menu. 


After dinner, Wayne Walthall and Craig Scavo proudly display their chapter T-shirts.

In appreciation of Texoma Sams' hospitality, Susan and I held a drawing for a few gift items. 

We've probably passed the Checotah KOA numerous times, but never had occasion to camp there until now.  It offers plenty of amenities, including a swimming pool, playground, rally room, laundry, and cafe. 


Getting to the know the Texoma Sams was a very enjoyable experience for Susan and me.  And if this campout is indicative of what we can expect from our involvement with the other Southeast Region chapters, we have many good times ahead! 

I can't end this segment without sharing how delighted I am with my new truck bed from "CM."  It added 2,300 lbs. to the GVW of the Chevrolet 3500 HD, but it's still within the GM weight specifications when fully loaded.  Because the weather reports warned of heavy rain the morning of our departure, several campers prepared their rigs the night before.  A nice feature of the new bed is the halogen utility light, which provides excellent illumination when hitching the coach to the truck. 

Watch for our next segment, as we travel to the beautiful WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, where we'll join the Southern Oklahoma Sams for their campout. 

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