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Vail in Autumn: Lots of Lamb, Lots of Wine, Lots of Fall Color
Vail in Autumn: Lots of Lamb, Lots of Wine, Lots of Fall Color

September 22, 2021

Fun With Your Fur Friend in Fickle Park, Berthoud, Colorado
Fun With Your Fur Friend in Fickle Park, Berthoud, Colorado

September 13, 2021

Five Reasons to go to Hot Rock & Rumble at Pikes Peak Int’l Raceway
Five Reasons to go to Hot Rock & Rumble at Pikes Peak Int’l Raceway

September 6, 2021

The Barbarian Feast: Fur, Fun, Food and Beer
The Barbarian Feast: Fur, Fun, Food and Beer

August 31, 2021

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Taste of Vail 2021, photo by Zach Mahone (used with permission)
Colorado, Festivals

Vail in Autumn: Lots of Lamb, Lots of Wine, Lots of Fall Color

If you haven’t visited Vail in the fall, it’s where summer and autumn collide in the most appealing way. Brightly colored flowers fill brimming flower boxes while pops of yellow appear on the mountain. Shadows of petals and bronze sculptures ... [ Read More ]
Fun With Your Fur Friend in Fickle Park, Berthoud, Colorado. Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2
Colorado, Festivals, September

Fun With Your Fur Friend in Fickle Park, Berthoud, Colorado

Did you know that 75% of Americans own at least one dog? I believe it because, at one point, we were the only people on our block with one dog, everyone else had two! And now for an unhappy statistic ... [ Read More ]
Five Reasons to go to Hot Rock & Rumble at Pikes Peak Int'l Raceway
August, Colorado, Festivals

Five Reasons to go to Hot Rock & Rumble at Pikes Peak Int’l Raceway

You don’t need to love the sounds of motors revving and the smell of exhaust… but if you do, you simply have to go. Pikes Peak International Raceway is in Fountain, Colorado, just minutes south of Colorado Springs. The raceway ... [ Read More ]
The Barbarian Feast Fur, Fun, Food and Beer, HeidiTown (12), HeidiTown
Contest, Festivals, October

The Barbarian Feast: Fur, Fun, Food and Beer

It’s that time again, time for the barbarian hordes to take over Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in Loveland, Colorado.  Sponsored by Grimm Brothers and benefiting the American Legion, Post 2000, this will be the fourth year of fur, fun and food ... [ Read More ]
Bites of Lamb, Sips of Wine The Taste of Vail Goes On. HeidiTown (4)
Colorado, Festivals, September

Bites of Lamb, Sips of Wine: The Taste of Vail Goes On

Each year, I eagerly look forward to Taste of Vail. Unfortunately, the April 2020 event was cancelled and then, in 2021, it was postponed. A quieter event has emerged, and this September 16-18, guests will enjoy a combination of Taste ... [ Read More ]
An Impressive Level of Authenticity Hotel de Paris, Georgetown, Colorado. HeidiTown (9)
Colorado, Travel

An Impressive Level of Authenticity: Hotel de Paris, Georgetown, Colorado

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 ... [ Read More ]
Sweet Easy, Georgetown, Colorado. HeidiTown Featured Image
Colorado, Travel

Nightlife in Georgetown, Colorado, Including a Downtown Bed & Breakfast

Let’s face it, one does not visit Georgetown, Colorado, for the nightlife. This charming, 1800s mining town, 45 minutes west of Denver, gets quiet after dark. However, there are a few places that stay open late where visitors can go ... [ Read More ]
Speak Friend & Enter: Mine Tours in Georgetown, Colorado
Colorado, Travel

Speak Friend & Enter: Mine Tours in Georgetown, Colorado

The cat is out of the bag—I love Lord of The Rings, and when I think about a mine, I picture dwarfs, but mining is also a big piece of Colorado’s history. Over many years, thousands of people have come ... [ Read More ]
An Epic Hamburger, Excellent Pizza & Best Lunch Deal in the Mountains Georgetown, Colorado. HeidiTown (8)
Colorado, Dining, Travel

An Epic Hamburger, Excellent Pizza & Best Lunch Deal in the Mountains: Georgetown, Colorado

Georgetown is a hidden town with hidden gems. For years, it ran under the radar as it was tucked under Interstate 70. The latter was what helped keep it a secret, despite being just 45 minutes west of Denver. It’s ... [ Read More ]
Silver Plume is Not a Colorado Ghost Town. HeidiTown (5)
Colorado, Travel

Silver Plume is Not a Colorado Ghost Town

Please note that in 20-years of living in Colorado, I have never exited the freeway at Silver Plume. I have been to the train station, via the Georgetown Loop Railroad, but I have never ventured into town.  When I saw ... [ Read More ]