Central Ohio, Oklahoma City, OK & Albuquerque, NM – 2018 Summer Road Trip

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Spending our summer driving across the United States with 3 kids, 2 parents, 1 fifth wheel and a whole lot of excitement – join the fun and follow along each day on Instagram.

Weekly updates also posted here. Welcome to Week Five! (If you’re watching the video on a mobile device, use two fingers to stretch the screen for best viewability.)

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Barefeet In The Kitchen Summer Road Trip - country road in Ohio

We left my hometown of Albuquerque, NM early this morning and we’re driving the final stretch of our road trip home to Phoenix, AZ today. It’s hard to believe it’s already been five weeks. This trip has been everything we hoped it would be and so much more.

For a peek back at the whole trip, you can read about our first week on the road in Arkansas and Tennessee, the second week in Augusta, GA, the third week in Washington, D.C., and the fourth week in Western New York.

Barefeet In The Kitchen Summer Road Trip - lamb farm in Ohio

We spent last Saturday at my friend Margaret’s lamb farm in Central Ohio and let me tell you, it is an eye-opening experience to see firsthand how much work goes into the farm itself and how much work goes into everything the kids (and their families) do when caring for and showing their lambs.

My boys had a blast on the golf cart and four wheeler, roaming the pasture and exploring the creek. We absolutely fell in love with Ohio while we were there. The weather was dreamy for this desert raised girl as rain showers and sunshine repeated all afternoon.

If ever there was a hidden or underrated gem of a state, Ohio is that. We all wished that we could’ve spent more time in the area and we’re already talking about another visit.

Barefeet In The Kitchen Summer Road Trip - rolling hills in Ohio

We headed home from Ohio via quick overnight stays in Indiana and Missouri. I kept it nice and interesting for us all by accidentally throwing away all of our tennis shoes while we were in Indiana. Oops! I had them bagged for the laundry and a helpful child threw away the bag thinking it was garbage.

Since we couldn’t do anything about it, I’ve decided to laugh at the absurdity of it. Besides, they’re growing boys and they probably would’ve needed new shoes in the next month or two anyway, right?

We kept driving homeward and spent a couple nights in Oklahoma City, OK. While in Oklahoma, we finally ate at Pops. So many of you mentioned stopping there and I’m glad we did.

If you’re looking for something kid-friendly and fun to do while traveling through Oklahoma City, I recommend Pops. Burgers, hot dogs, fries, 700 crazy soda flavors, and amazing milkshakes. Yes, we tried just about everything.

We arrived in my hometown of Albuquerque last night and headed for dinner at Sadie’s just as soon as we disconnected the fifth wheel. We do our best to consume as much authentic New Mexican food as possible every time we’re in the area. It’s a rule.

Barefeet In The Kitchen Summer Road Trip - Oklahoma City, OK

This road trip has been better than I ever imagined and I truly loved sharing it with you. Your travel tips and comments along the way have been such fun for us.

In the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing more about the foods we’ve eaten in the camper, the games we’ve played, and the organization that helped make it all work. If there’s anything else you’d like to see more about, just leave me a comment or email me with your questions!

For the rest of our summer road trip story, check out: 

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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