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Practice Social Distancing at the 100-Year-Old Grand Lake Lodge

August 5, 2020

North Platte, Nebraska: Beer, Squeaky Cheese & Summertime Fun, Part 2

July 30, 2020

North Platte, Nebraska: Beer, Squeaky Cheese & Summertime Fun, Part 1

July 28, 2020

Go Tanking in North Platte, Nebraska — Just Do It

July 24, 2020

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Practice Social Distancing at the 100-Year-Old Grand Lake Lodge. HeidiTown (9)
Colorado, Travel

Practice Social Distancing at the 100-Year-Old Grand Lake Lodge

I spent one night at Grand Lake Lodge in July. I have been to Grand Lake many times but this was only my second stay at the lodge. The first stay was for a wedding six years ago. Since that ... [ Read More ]
North Platte, Nebraska Beer, Squeaky Cheese & Summertime Fun, Part 2. HeidiTown (8)
Travel

North Platte, Nebraska: Beer, Squeaky Cheese & Summertime Fun, Part 2

Continued from Part 1: We’d glimpsed signs for Scout’s Rest Ranch, the day before. Buffalo Bill Cody’s historic ranch has been preserved by the State Park system of Nebraska. This is a pay area and because we believe in karma ... [ Read More ]
North Platte, Nebraska Beer, Squeaky Cheese & Summertime Fun, Part 1. HeidiTown (2)
Travel

North Platte, Nebraska: Beer, Squeaky Cheese & Summertime Fun, Part 1

Our goal is North Platte, Nebraska was to go tanking. We did and it was all we had hoped and more. However, our North Platte adventures didn’t stop there. After a fun outing on the North Platte River, Ryan, my ... [ Read More ]
Go Tanking in North Platte, Nebraska — Just Do It. HeidiTown (9)
Travel

Go Tanking in North Platte, Nebraska — Just Do It

I have been craving a little normality. The pandemic has turned life on its head.  While I understand why things have been canceled and why I must wear a mask, this doesn’t mean that I am accepting a “new normal.” ... [ Read More ]
Vail, Colorado is Open for Business Dog-Friendly Lodging. HeidiTown (5)
Colorado, dog, Travel

Vail, Colorado is Open for Business: Dog-Friendly Lodging

Colorado is a dog-friendly state. I am always reminded of that when I go out-of-state and the breweries aren’t full of dogs. This is part of why I love living in Colorado: Fritzi can go almost anywhere with me. Fritzi ... [ Read More ]
Snow Mountain Ranch, A Home Base for Exploring Dining in Grand County
Colorado, Dining, Travel

Snow Mountain Ranch, A Home Base for Exploring Dining in Grand County

There’s a lot to love about Grand County, especially Snow Mountain Ranch. We’ve become well-acquainted with this YMCA property over the years. We’ve stayed in nearly every accommodation, including the lodge.
On our June trip, we stayed in a cabin ... [ Read More ]
Vail, Colorado is Open for Business Take a Postcard Pretty Hike. HeidiTown (6)
Colorado, dog, Travel

Vail, Colorado is Open for Business: Take a Postcard Pretty Hike

When we go to Vail we eat. Oh, and we drink. Seriously, this is a wonderful town for food and the best time to experience the scene is during Taste of Vail.  However, Vail is located in a truly dazzling ... [ Read More ]
Day Trip from Snow Mountain Ranch in Grand County, Colorado. HeidiTown (5)
Colorado, Travel

Day Trip from Snow Mountain Ranch in Grand County, Colorado

We’ve been to Snow Mountain Ranch a handful of times and during various seasons. We’ve eaten in the cafeteria and done quite a few of the activities offered. This time, we decided to use our cabin as a place to ... [ Read More ]
Vail, Colorado is Open for Business The Dining Scene. HeidiTown (3)
Colorado, Dining

Vail, Colorado is Open for Business: The Dining Scene

We visited Vail last weekend and I plan to write about what we did there, but first and foremost you should 1) know that it is open and 2) know that restaurants are open. Let’s face it, I go to ... [ Read More ]
Why to Bring the Dog to Snow Mountain Ranch, Colorado. HeidiTown (1)
Colorado, dog, Travel

Why to Bring the Dog to Snow Mountain Ranch, Colorado

This YMCA property, Snow Mountain Ranch, holds a special place in our hearts. Not only is it truly beautiful, our dog Xena was there twice. She loved staying at Yurt Village and the cabin life suited her well. In fact, ... [ Read More ]