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What is Tanking in Nebraska HeidiTown.com Photo by Caleb Mayfield

I had no intention of writing about this trip, but the citizens of HeidiTown wanted a tanking update, so here it is. The biggest question I used to field regarding HeidiTown is “Where should I go on my <insert special occasion here>?” Not now. Since 2020, the most asked question is, “What is tanking?” I wrote about it way back in 2020, and I’ve been tanking in North Platte, Nebraska,

Get off the Interstate Take Loveland Pass Colorado HeidiTown (1)

I’ve been extremely lucky to have been on many of Colorado’s roads. However, we usually skip Loveland Pass because it adds a significant amount of time if one is traveling on Interstate 70 (with a few exceptions). For those who don’t know, Loveland Pass was rendered somewhat unnecessary in 1973 by the construction of the Eisenhower Tunnel. It’s not totally unnecessary because semis and other vehicles utilize it when the

A Northern New Mexico Road Trip The Rest of the Story. HeidiTown (6)

We did a lot in Northern New Mexico, but only scratched the surface. Here are a few of the excursions that didn’t fit into any of the previous posts about the trip. One morning, after eating breakfast at our Airbnb, we took a drive. We drove from Dixon to Taos on Hwy 68 and then took State Road 518 to Peñasco, part of which is referred to as the High

Go for the Scenic Train, Stay for Indiana Jones Antonito, Colorado (10) HeidiTown

Indiana Jones mania is alive and well in this house. We already have tickets to see ” Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny” on IMAX this Friday. You see, “Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark” is Ryan’s favorite movie of all time. Being a 9-year-old when it came to theaters, “Indiana Jones” had a fairly significant influence on his life. He wanted to become an archaeologist

La Chiripada Oldest Winery in New Mexico HeidiTown

When we planned this trip, we quickly learned that there were multiple wineries in the area, so of course, we decided we’d make it a wine trip. We had no idea there were so many wineries in New Mexico. In fact, Wikipedia states that there are 60. I know for sure is that there were five within ten minutes of our Airbnb in Dixon, New Mexico. Our first stop was

A Northern New Mexico Road Trip Dixon, Part One. HeidiTown (5)

Down a tree-lined, bumpy driveway, past the chickens and sheep, and main house, we found our Airbnb in Dixon, New Mexico. We’d discovered this out of the way town in a roundabout way. The spot we wanted to stay, closer to Taos, was full, and I’m glad it was.  Dixon is a quiet town with a population of less than 500. About 30 minutes from Taos, and 30 minutes from

Riviera Motor Lodge, Saratoga, Wyoming, HeidiTown

For years, Carbon County in southern Wyoming was our little secret, but the secret is out. We’ve been going to Saratoga, in the central-ish part of the county since the early 2000s, before HeidiTown existed. Saratoga is about three hours from our house in Northern Colorado. Since then, I’ve written about it in several publication including The Heidi Guide in Mountain Living. Today, the town of 1,700 seems to be

Visit Glenwood Spring Part of Colorado History & Our History. HeidiTown (13)

Glenwood Springs never gets old, and yet it is old. In fact, it’s brimming with Colorado history, and it plays a role in the history of my life. I have been visiting for just over a quarter of a century and Ryan’s been traveling there his entire life. We simply love it. Here is what we did in Glenwood Springs on our most recent trip this April.  We sailed into

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

A Colorado Hot Springs at 7,700 Feet Above Sea Level. HeidiTown (6)

The number one question I get as the Mayor of HeidiTown is regarding hot springs. Which is the best for couples? What hot springs destination includes lodging? Where can I find a dog-friendly hot springs venue? I should write a series of hot springs posts. Would you read that? In the meantime, we went to Alamosa last month for Rio Frio Ice Festival. When we are in the San Luis