baby lambs at the living farm in Paonia Colorado. HeidiTown.com

I love fall, and I adore fall in Colorado. We may not have the reputation of places like New England or Wisconsin, but autumn in Colorado is quite grand, and perhaps it’s been overlooked for too long. The usual way to celebrate fall in Colorado is to go leaf peeping. Every online and print publication has articles about it; I published my 3-part Colorado fall travel series  earlier this month.

Church Basement Ladies at BDT serves up laughs & life lessons

“The Church Basement Ladies” is back on stage at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre. The show was so popular last fall that BDT director, Michael J. Duran, decided to produce the sequel this fall. There are five Church Basement Ladies sequels, and listening to the crowd’s response to this one, I have a feeling Colorado will eventually be treated to them all. Boulder’s Dinner Theater has repackaged their venue as the BDT

Steamboat Springs in Fall

Steamboat is not just a ski destination. I could write a speech on that subject. A good friend of mine moved there nearly a decade ago so I’ve become well acquainted with the town, and it’s a great place to become well acquainted with. This is a good fall destination because whether you drive the I70 to Silverthorne route or the Poudre Canyon route, the fall foliage is incredible. No

Chihuly at Denver Botanic Gardens 2014 - HeidiTown (28)

With HDTV, the newest Apple gadget or the car that drives itself, sometimes it feels like it’s pretty difficult to impress people. We expect the latest thingamajig to be 100 times better than the last version. We expect movie graphics to be amazing. We expect, we expect, we expect”¦ That’s why being unexpectedly blown away by Chihuly at Denver Botanic Gardens was such a nice feeling. I was genuinely amazed

Hiking the Mineral Belt Trail in Leadville, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

As I continue sharing great Colorado fall getaways in this series, I’d be remiss not to include Leadville. After all, I’ve been to this quintessential Colorado mountain town several times in autumn. In fact, last year, I was there to catch a ride on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad Fall Photo train ride. I highly recommend this affordable excursion. Pack a lunch and a camera and hop aboard one

Ruff Start Rescue & Training at Berthoud Day in Berthoud, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

As a reminder, each month I give away a free ad space (and this blog post) to a deserving Colorado charity. Occasionally I skip a month. In part, because sometimes a charity doesn’t respond to my inquiry about becoming a recipient of HeidiTown Gives Back. Check your email, folks! Ruff Start Rescue & Training did get back to me and so they are this September’s recipient of the HeidiTown Gives

Fall travel in Colorado - Ouray & Telluride

Fall in Colorado rivals many other states that are well-known for leaf peeping. I’ve been to some of those states and I have to say that while I might be a teensy bit bias, Colorado holds her own against the best of them. I am an October baby, so I’ve done a lot of fall travel in Colorado. I love traveling in the autumn for many reasons. Towns are less

Last minute Colorado summer trip ideas - go boating. HeidiTown.com

We took a random, midweek trip to Grand Lake last week. With Colorado kids heading back to school, the town’s usual busy summer season has lightened up a bit and it’s the perfect time to visit. It is still warm enough to take a dip in the lake and the ice cream lines aren’t very long. We only stayed for one night, but got an opportunity to stay downtown at

Nelsen's Old Town Car Show 2013 - 17

The older I get the more I appreciate old cars. I have no idea why, but I do know that owning a 6 cylinder vehicle has made it more fun to drive, so that probably has something to do with it. I enjoy car shows and I really like the Old Town Car Show (formerly the Nelsen’s Old Town Car Show) because it’s in lively downtown Fort Collins. I’ve watched

Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer in Manitou Springs, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

Today’s #TravelTuesday tip may seem simple, but I’m here to tell you that it’s vital. I’m a hat person. I love hats of all sorts and own quite a few. Spring, summer, fall or winter, a hat is probably the most useful thing you can pack when you’re heading out on a trip – any kind of trip. Heading to the beach? Whether it’s the beach at Horsetooth Reservoir in