Coley Kuyper is a watercolor and hand-lettering artist based in Phoenix, where she creates and sells meaningful paper products for everyday moments. Traveling, meeting new people, coffee and music are among some of her favorite things, and are a huge inspiration for much of her work. Her biggest inspiration and greatest joy are the five little ones she gets to create memories with alongside her husband.
Window to Waco, TX
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I’m still reminiscing about our RV trip to Texas, and dreaming of when our little family can get on the road again with @thorindustries. #thorpartner This is what most of the hours looked like for us—the girls sitting at the table coloring and talking about everything they could see outside—our #windowtotheworld. It didn’t come without the stressful moments of having five kids crammed into the RV with us, but we wouldn’t want it any other way. The excitement was real, and I was filled with gratitude that we were making one of our dreams become a reality.
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Why do you like it here?
I loved being at the Magnolia Silos because of the way the staff treated everyone as they walked in. It really is a friendly and inviting experience and you feel welcomed from the moment you step inside.
What’s your favorite part about this view?
I love the view because it’s a reminder that there’s so much to see and experience in the world. I especially love the view of my kids looking out the window in wonder. The excitement on their faces and in their voices as they saw every little new thing we passed by. It made me smile to think of the things that traveling together as a family is embedding in their hearts for the future.
How do you decide where to go next?
Sometimes we decide based on how everyone is doing at that moment. Are we too tired for another hour of driving? Or are we up for the adventure and ready to find something fun to explore? Usually, when we’re in a new place, we like to choose what to do based on the experience we will get to have. If it’s unique to the city we’re in, we love to do things in that town that locals would do.
Which views are on your bucket list?
National Parks. Beaches on the East Coast we haven’t visited yet. Historic cities and houses in the South. Views of mountainscapes and beautiful sunsets as we camp along the road and RV together.
What's one piece of advice you have for RVers?
Anything can happen and that’s ok—it’s all part of the adventure! Go into the trip knowing plans can change, things might not go according to schedule, but embrace each new moment as part of the excitement. Traveling and doing new things can gift you with incredible stories.
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