Hi there friends and fellow family adventurers!
Welcome to this week’s 3 Things article. Today I’m talking about fall family road trips!
Every Saturday, I’m sharing a bit more about myself and our family. Think of it as a “behind the blog” where you can see what life is like for us when things aren’t spellchecked, edited, and photoshopped for the site.
This week, we are getting ready for a fall foliage road trip. The leaves here in central Oklahoma have FINALLY started to change color and we are going to go enjoy them. So I thought I’d share a few fun ideas & tips on fall family road trips, some great fall recipes that I have found, and links to great articles/books I have been reading.
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My 3 Things for the Week
This week’s #1 is a little heavy on the food….. I hope you don’t mind.
I’m sharing Instant Pot goodness that is still heart healthy. After the week we have had, I’m rethinking a few things, but its nothing to worry about. Keep reading and I’ll tell you more, plus give you some great links to healthy eating and fall family fun.
To start off, here is a video from Travel Channel that shows some great fall destinations. Have you been to any of these places?
Preparing for a Fall Family Road Trip
Orange, red, yellow, gold, and green are the color palette we are looking for this fall. You may already be seeing these colors. But, Oklahoma is a little late when it comes to changing for the season. When it time comes, it’s simply beautiful.
This is a hike we did last weekend in Western Oklahoma. The leaves are just starting to turn yellow on the left. This weekend, there will be much more color.
Part of the fun of any family road trip is stopping along the way and finding random fun stops. In Oklahoma, you can find touristy areas along I-40 with trading post themed truck stops, buffalo statues, and occasionally real bison.
Do you ever take a family road trip to see the season’s change? What do you like best about your trips?
Whenever we travel, we bring plenty of snacks and car games to entertain the kids. We all have our electronics, but still prefer more other games like I Spy, Car Bingo, trivia games, and the Alphabet games where you list something that starts with each letter in the alphabet. A karaoke battle is also a fun way to pass the time even if some of us as a little off key. It’s part of the fun.
When all else fails, there is nothing quite like a nap in the car.
Fall Road Trips Links You Can Use
I’m just going to leave you will several links to great fall destinations. These are places around the US and Canada that are worth a road trip for. Their fall colors are spectacular and will create a great family adventure.
- Great American Road Trips from Great American Country
On this list is the tour trough Alabama to see the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. I get to go in November. I’m sooooo excited!!!!
- Fall Foliage Road Trip through Oklahoma from Only In Your State
- Best Fall Foliage Road Trips in the US from Great American Country
- Fall Foliage in New England from VisitNewEngland.com
- 30 Fall Color Midwest Getaways from MidwestLiving.com
- America’s Best Fall Colors from Smithsonian.com
- Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Canada from Canada.go.com
- Lonely Planet’s Best US Trips Travel Book
- National Geographic’s Drives of a Lifetime
There you have my 3 Things for this week. You can see past 3 Things articles and find more great links and tips you can use.
Have a fabulous weekend with your family!