I fall in love with almost every small town.
Some I have wanted to fall in love with …. Tucumcari, NM or St George, Utah. But the magic wasn’t there, no matter how hard I looked. No matter how hard I tried. But then there were the surprise loves like Grants, NM which had a library dedicated to a woman and was on the Rte 66 byway.
My main small town loves these days are Cortez, Mancos and Dolores, Colorado. Next to each other, filled with building murals , built near railroad sidings, near water and hospitable libraries.
I love the tiny town restaurants with surprising food, with small libraries which support the towns and cater to the wi-fi hungry travelers. I love the tiny towns so much that I have applied for housing assistance in Cortez. Don’t know if I can give up traveling in the truck …I still haven’t seen Arizona, Alaska, or Washington.
While truck camping you are able to enjoy small towns without the added concerns of a trailer or a fancy van. We blend in with the construction crews.