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The 5 Best Things in 2020

December 31, 2020

How to Drink Beer Outside & Save Small Businesses

December 17, 2020

A Christmas Beer Tasting (even a root beer tasting for the kids)

December 15, 2020

4 Reasons to Visit Fairplay, Colorado

November 11, 2020

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The 5 Best Things in 2020 HeidiTown.com
Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming

The 5 Best Things in 2020

I started writing my annual year in review post and then stopped. It was depressing, I mean, really depressing. No one wants to read that. We all know that 2020 had more than its fair share of heartaches. So I ... [ Read More ]
How to Drink Beer Outside & Save Small Businesses. HeidiTown (6)
Colorado

How to Drink Beer Outside & Save Small Businesses

Most of us don’t milk cows or forage for our own food as we once did. We shop in warm grocery stores and sleep under down comforters. We’ll aprés-ski outdoors at a ski slope around a roaring fire pit to ... [ Read More ]
Schlaefer Beer Tasting 1-001
Colorado, Festivals

A Christmas Beer Tasting (even a root beer tasting for the kids)

Originally published in “Christmas in Berthoud” for the Berthoud Surveyor Colorado is the land of beer festivals. On any given summer weekend, during a non-pandemic year, there are at least three beer events occurring somewhere in the state. Coloradans have ... [ Read More ]
4 Reasons to Visit Fairplay, Colorado. HeidiTown (6)
Colorado

4 Reasons to Visit Fairplay, Colorado

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 ... [ Read More ]
Ryan’s Travel Memories from the Road (Fishing in Saratoga, Wyoming). HeidiTown.com
Dining, Travel, Wyoming

Ryan’s Travel Memories from the Road (Drift Fishing in Saratoga, WY)

I am not traveling right now and for the last of couple of weeks, I’ve written about my travel memories from the road. I’ve been the Mayor of HeidiTown for a long time, so I have more than a few ... [ Read More ]
The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Dog Sledding!) Durango Dog Ranch. HeidiTown
Colorado, dog, Travel

The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Dog Sledding!)

Right now, I’m not traveling thanks to the pandemic, and I’ve been writing about various travel memories I have made on the road. Of course, anything involving animals is a bright spot, like feeding a baby yak in Crawford, watching ... [ Read More ]
The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Winter Park, Colorado) (3)
Colorado, Travel

The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Winter Park, Colorado)

Unsurprisingly, one of my most memorable travel memories actually happened at a festival. I have been attending the Winter Park Beer Festival for years, as it is one of the best in the state. While other beer festivals struggle, this ... [ Read More ]
The Mayor's Travel Memories from the Road (Bluegrass Pick in Lyons, CO)
Colorado, Travel

The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Bluegrass Pick in Lyons, CO)

I have been trying to write a HeidiTown blog post for weeks. Let’s face it, this year has been a punch in the gut. I’m not traveling right now and with everything else that’s happening—pandemic, forest fires, nasty politics, continued ... [ Read More ]
A Road Trip in Southern Colorado, Day Three, Salida A Dog-friendly Town. HeidiTown (7)
Colorado, Travel

A Road Trip in Southern Colorado, Day Three, Salida: A Dog-friendly Town

Day Three: Salida, Colorado On day three of our Southern Colorado road trip, we rose well-rested from our slumber at Mellow Moon Lodge. It was time for coffee, a brief dog walk and breakfast. The first item on the schedule ... [ Read More ]
A Road Trip in Southern Colorado Day Two, San Luis Valley Relish Remote Relaxation. HeidiTown (7)
Colorado, Travel

A Road Trip in Southern Colorado, Day Two, San Luis Valley: Relish Remote Relaxation

Day Two: San Luis Valley I think this will come as a surprise to those of you who have moved to Colorado recently, however, this state is the largest producer of potatoes second only to Idaho. This is, thanks in ... [ Read More ]