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

October 27, 2020

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

October 9, 2020

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

October 8, 2020

A Road Trip in Southern Colorado, Day One, Pueblo: Eat All the Things

October 5, 2020

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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 ]
A Road Trip in Southern Colorado, Day One, Pueblo Eat All the Things. HeidiTown (6)
Colorado, Travel

A Road Trip in Southern Colorado, Day One, Pueblo: Eat All the Things

Day One: Let’s take a road trip! The next three posts highlight our adventures from Pueblo to the San Luis Valley to Salida. A good time was had by all but especially the dog. She is never happier than when ... [ Read More ]
Eating Our Way Through Colorado Springs Green Chile, Bagels & Dessert. HeidiTown (8)
Colorado, Dining

Eating Our Way Through Colorado Springs: Green Chile, Bagels & Dessert

It’s been a stressful year, and many of you didn’t take that vacation you had been planning. Understandable in the time of Coronavirus, however, it’s time for a quick getaway. Colorado Springs is an excellent place to spend a safe ... [ Read More ]
Chubby, in a Good Way A Korean Restaurant in Colorado Springs. HeidiTown.com
Colorado, Dining

Chubby, in a Good Way: A Korean Restaurant in Colorado Springs

When it comes to food I will try anything once (unless it is moving) and the hotter the bite the better. I am also a quarter Korean (my mom is half Korean), and recently discovered the Netflix show with Chef ... [ Read More ]
Football Season & Elway's New Wine, The Farm Collection by 7Cellars
Colorado, Dining

Football Season & Elway’s New Wine, The Farm Collection by 7Cellars

I don’t do posts in exchange for items like clothing, pasta sauce or gadgets. Quite frankly, that style of blogging has never appealed to me. However, when I was approached to write about wine by John Elway, I was interested.  ... [ Read More ]
Old Cars, Fast Cars & Pinups at Pikes Peak International Raceway. HeidiTown (15)
August, Colorado, Festivals

Old Cars, Fast Cars & Pinups at Pikes Peak International Raceway

Earlier this month, we headed to Colorado Springs. To be accurate, our goal was Fountain, a town just south of Colorado Springs. It is home to Pikes Peak International Raceway, a place that was said to have the “fastest 1-mile ... [ Read More ]
Three Tips for How to Oktoberfest in the Time of Coronavirus. HeidiTown (41)
Festivals, October, September

Three Tips for How to Oktoberfest in the Time of Coronavirus

I am going to miss our usual flight of Oktoberfests. Last year, we attended Keystone Oktoberfest where Ryan walked away as the Stein Hoisting Champion. I guess he gets to keep his title for two years.  Ryan Schlaefer wins! Photo ... [ Read More ]
Fans of Downton Abbey Will Want to Stay Here Redstone Castle. HeidiTown (16)
Colorado, Travel

Fans of Downton Abbey Will Want to Stay Here: Redstone Castle

If you have ever driven Hwy 133 from Carbondale to McClure Pass, you might have seen it. Just past the coke ovens in Redstone, Colorado, a castle is tucked up against the mountains to the east. I have always wondered ... [ Read More ]