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I’m Your Huckleberry, A Cattle Drive Road Trip Dodge City, Kansas. HeidiTown (10)

Some Touristy Stuff, More Tacos, and Whiskey  Part 2: Day two started with saving some money. We decided the breakfast at our Holiday Inn Express & Suites looked pretty good. So, we saved money by eating at our hotel, something that’s become more and more important to me on my travels. By the way, there isn’t much to choose from in Dodge City for breakfast. There is an IHOP, but

I’m Your Huckleberry, A Cattle Drive Road Trip: The Reason Why

This May, for our anniversary, we took one of our literary-inspired road trips. This one has been on our minds since our Dust Bowl Road Trip in April 2022. That trip was motivated by the two of us reading books about the Dust Bowl like Timothy Egan’s “The Worst Hard Time.” By the time we took that trip, Ryan had begun listening to “Lonesome Dove” on Audible. From our hike

Downtown Durango, Colorado: The New, The Old, The Historic

I’ve always had a soft spot for Durango. As I wrote in my recent post about our April visit, this was a return to the town after five years. It was good to be back. Since I was there for HeidiTown Consulting at IN THE GAME, a conference by Downtown Colorado, Inc., I was busy hosting luncheons and presenting, but I still wanted to touch on some highlights downtown. We

Vail Vibes: Travel Colorado Style in the Mountains

Over the past 15 years or so, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Vail quite a few times. However, before getting first-hand knowledge of the place, I had preconceived notions. Mainly, I thought of it as a little stuck-up. On one of my first visits, I was enjoying a glass of wine at a bar when I made friends with the locals next to me. They invited me on the

Winter Park, Colorado Why Fritzi, the Dog, is a Big Fan. HeidiTown (14)

Want to know why your dog will love Grand County? And you too? The average August temperature is 74 degrees.   We’ve been heading to Grand County, home to Winter Park, Granby, Grand Lake, and more, for many years. I’ve been visiting for about 23 years. Ryan’s been going most of his life. However, I have never, until this trip to attend Winter Park Brew Fest, stayed so close to Rendevous

Patios, the Pooch & the Poudre River Trail. HeidiTown (20)

I wasn’t necessarily planning to write about this past weekend, however, there seems to be a good amount of interest in the Poudre River Trail. So, I will enlighten HeidiTown citizens, while espousing my love of patios.  I will sit on a patio in the fall until my fingers freeze and I am the first to sit on the patio when it opens in the spring, even if it is

Playing Favorites The North Fork Valley of Colorado. HeidiTown (18)

I get asked a lot about my favorite destination in Colorado. That is a really difficult question. I tend to fall in love with every place I visit. However, if I had to come up with a true favorite it would be a toss up between the San Luis Valley and the North Fork Valley. Both have been the destinations of wedding anniversaries including our most recent 20th anniversary. We

Dust Bowl Road Trip Clayton, New Mexico, All Quiet on the Western Front HeidiTown

Our waitress flew around the room like Superwoman. She took orders, bused tables, made drinks and delivered food. She would stop near the door to assure potential diners that she’d seat them in due time, but that it was a busy night. It was a busy night at Hotel Eklund’s restaurant, the only eatery open on this particular Saturday evening in Clayton, New Mexico. The town looks to have been

Dust Bowl Road Trip A Flat Tire, New Tires & Popping Wheelies. HeidiTown (10)

We left Canyon Journeys and the Everett Ranch in the morning, bumping south over gravel roads towards Oklahoma. It was day two of our Dust Bowl Road Trip, and we were excited to explore. Learn the reasons why we did this road trip here. We stopped for a romp at Carrizo Canyon Picnic Area, just south of the ranch. The canyon is beautiful but watch out for poison ivy (Ryan