Exploring the Architecture and Design of Savannah

A lot of you know that Boxy Colonial has a sister blog, Boxy Colonial on the Road, where most of my family and RV travel related posts go. But travel has become a really big part of our lives lately and sometimes I have travel related content that’s also design related content, so you’ll see those posts here from time … Continue reading

Keeping the Kids Occupied on Holiday Road Trips with Big Lots

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigLots #CollectiveBias We’ve done a lot of long road trips with kids at all different ages, so I’ve got a good bit of experience trying to keep long car rides bearable for children and the adults who have to listen to them complain. … Continue reading

Pumpkin Festival and Camping at Stone Mountain Park

I have a guest post up at Six Suitcase Travel right now; it’s a three day itinerary for Chattanooga. Check it out if you get a chance! When white settlers first started visiting Stone Mountain, the giant mass of granite that rises 800 feet above the surrounding landscape, just a few miles east of Atlanta, they found its top encircled … Continue reading

Fort Yargo State Park: Mistakes were Made

I’m viewing our weekend at Fort Yargo as our first official trip with the trailer, since we stayed two whole nights and actually did things other than sit inside and listen to the rain like we did in Chattanooga. And…..it was fun! And also sort of full of near catastrophes! I’m going to break the post into two separate parts, … Continue reading

Our First RV Trip: Lookout Mountain/Chattanooga West KOA

I won’t say that everything that could go wrong did, because I can think of an awful lot of things that could have gone wrong and didn’t (for which I’m grateful)…..but a lot of things went wrong. And it was still pretty fun! So, yay–first trip with the trailer=success(ful enough that we don’t want to sell the thing yet)! We … Continue reading

Big Blue and Travel Trailer Talk

That’s some serious alliteration I’ve got going on up there! I’m in the middle of planning out school for the kids for the year, so that’s probably why. We’re spending these last days of summer (for Dave goes back for pre-planning Tuesday of next week) swimming, sitting in our air conditioning, painting Abe’s room (previews on Instagram, but I was … Continue reading

Seven Things to Do in Santa Cruz, CA with Kids

I don’t want to brag or anything, but I recently returned from a trip to California in which I survived not just one….not just two…but FOUR airplane flights. Like, not a single one of them crashed! I’m pretty sure that’s some kind of record. So, yeah, the least fun parts of our trip were the flying parts, but all the … Continue reading