Monday, February 15, 2010

February 15, 2010
I've been sitting here this morning racking my brains over our April travel issue cover story. We are doing 83 Must See Destinations for those who are interested in historic travel. Most of the towns we picked have very good write-ups on the Inside Skinny (locals recommending good stuff that tourists might miss). Towns where I have put a (?) by them means they have an inside skinny, but it's kind of weak and I'm not sure it's the right one.

You are the perfect sounding board, if not a flat out contributor. If you are familiar with any of the following towns, give me a short take on the Inside Skinny.

Here for your inspiration is Johnny Boggs' tidbit for Santa Fe: Inside Skinny. . . locals love breakfast at the Tecolote Cafe, be sure to order the atole piƱon pancakes (a short stack's fine -- you can't eat a full stack!), then walk down Water Street to Collected Works Bookstore for good reads, good coffee and great coffeecake (imported from Harry's Roadhouse) and imagine where the jail stood that held Billy the Kid.

Got it? Very short, but pack in some inside stuff that you can't get off a chamber of commerce brochure.

• Northfield, Minnesota

• Cody, Wyoming (?)

• Walla Walla, Washington

• Silver City, New Mexico (?)

• Laramie, Wyoming

• Mountpelier, Idaho

• Kearney, Nebraska

• St. Joseph, Missouri (?)

• Taos, New Mexico (?)

* The Dalles, Oregon (?)

• Lincoln, Nebraska (?)

• Amarillo, Texas (?)

• Edmond, Oklahoma

• Great Falls, Montana

• Kanab, Utah

• La Claire, Iowa

• Elk City, Oklahoma

• Bartlesville, Oklahoma

• Fort Pierre, South Dakota

• Fort Pierre, South Dakota

• Coeur D'Alene, Idaho

• Buffalo, Wyoming

• Abilene, Texas

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"Only a fool ever wrote anything, except to get paid."
—Some Dead Writer

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