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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  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 not

Nostalgia & Education Orcas at the Denver Museum of Science & Nature HeidiTown

It’s been years since I’ve written about the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Seven years, to be exact. When we lived in the Denver area, we had a membership. We don’t often get there these days. However, when I got a media invite to the new Orcas exhibit, I needed to go. I am one of those lucky people who grew up with orca sightings and orca-inspired Native American

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

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

Belle Fourche, South Dakota: A Museum Worth the Read

I like visiting museums. They tell stories about past people, tell tales of the land, and generally provide insight into the place I am visiting. And, I have always loved black and white photos. But let’s face it, they can be dry—not Tri-State Museum in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. At first glance, it may look like many museums you have browsed in the past. There are artifacts like old horse

Dust Bowl Road Trip Volcanos, Wind & Folsom, Not the Prison. HeidiTown (15)

We set out on this road trip inspired by the book, “The Worst Hard Times.” I discuss the reasons why we took this trip in this post. While we experienced a flat tire and needed a license to drink in one Texas restaurant, and saw some real-life pains that the pandemic has wreaked in one small town, this wasn’t an experience I’d trade for anything. This is the last of

Dust Bowl Road Trip The Museum Issue HeidiTown (5)

Sometimes, people hear or read the word “museum” and stop listening or reading, but preserving the stories of the past is important. Even if we didn’t have a direct relative who lived through this dire part of history, it is part of the American story; the human story. There are three museums that we wanted to visit on our Dust Bowl road trip. These museums were not just telling a

An Impressive Level of Authenticity Hotel de Paris, Georgetown, Colorado. HeidiTown (9)

I am writing an update to my 2014 post, “Hotel de Paris, a gem hidden in plain sight.” As readers will know, I visited Georgetown recently, and of course, I popped into the museum. I can’t visit the town without stopping. After all, Hotel de Paris is my favorite museum, and here’s why.  Ninety percent of the artifacts in the museum date to the time when this was the original

The North Platte Canteen World War II History I Never Knew, HeidiTown.com, Featured Photo

UPDATED 2/29/24: There’s now a Canteen Festival in North Platte. This September will be the third annual Canteen Festival. Learn more HERE.   Several people have asked me, “Why are you traveling to Nebraska? You live in Colorado.” In some ways, I do understand the question. There is little doubt that Colorado is beautiful. It’s the Rocky Mountain state with some of the most awe-inspiring views in the world. However,

4 Reasons to Visit Fairplay, Colorado. HeidiTown (6)

I’ve been visiting the South Park region of Colorado for nearly 20 years. You see, there’s a family cabin there so we “escape” the Front Range occasionally and head for the hills. While we spend a lot of time relaxing at the cabin, we do venture into town sometimes and I’ve become well acquainted with Fairplay, Colorado. Located in Park County, it’s about 40 minutes directly south of Breckenridge via