July 2016

FEATURED FESTIVAL: Farm to Fiddle Festival, Hotchkiss, Colorado

This brand new festival is happening in one of my favorite places in the state, Delta County, Colorado. This bountiful area boasts farms, wineries, orchards, ranches and more. And Farm to Fiddle Festival is a celebration of everything this region has to offer. The festival takes place in Hotchkiss, Colorado, a town that claims to be the friendliest town around and I’ve had no experiences to the contrary. Hotchkiss really

Wildflowers & wild chipmunks on Grand Mesa. HeidiTown.com (1)

I’m assuming that most of my readers have heard of Grand Mesa, but I’m betting that many haven’t been there. I hadn’t beeen there until this past weekend. We were visiting the Paonia and Hotchkiss area of the state and decided to return home via the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway, a route we’d never taken before. This byway runs from Cedaredge, across the top of Grand Mesa and down into

How I almost lost my Colorado Cool Kid Card. The Mishawaka concert venue. HeidiTown.com

I know what you’re thinking, how could the Mayor of HeidiTown ever lose her Colorado Cool Kid Card? Well, there are a few ways to lose this card and one of those is by not attending an event at Red Rocks and another is by not attending a concert The Mishawaka. After living in Colorado for 16 years, I’ve been to Red Rocks a couple of times, but a show

Must-stop Colorado ice cream shops. Miyauchi's in Grand Lake. HeidiTown.com

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already mid summer and I think that calls for a post about ice cream. My husband loves sweets, so if we spot an ice cream shop or a candy store during our travels around Colorado, we always have to pop in. Here are a few of our favorite ice cream shops in Colorado. Malt Shoppe – Pagosa Springs What could be better after a

golfing Mt. Massive Golf Course in Leadville, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

The title of this blog post may be misleading as I am not entirely sure that I am in fact “going back to golf.” Some of you may be surprised to learn that at one time I was a competent golfer. Of course, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that it was a very long time ago. During high school I worked at Avalon Golf Club (now Avalon Golf

A stay at Yurt Village at Snow Mountain Ranch. yurt & rainbow HeidiTown.com

Our first stay at a yurt this winter taught us one thing – we love yurt life, so when we were invited to stay at Yurt Village at Snow Mountain Ranch, a YMCA property located in Granby, Colorado, we said yes. At the end of June we packed up the dog and headed out to Grand County, an area that is bursting with lupine, columbine and other colorful wildflowers during

Kids bored this summer Let HeidiTown help. Sounds of Centerra

Since the beginning of summer break, I’ve seen dozens of my friends complaining on Facebook about their kids’ boredom and asking about interesting ways to keep them busy this summer. I’m not a mom, so I’m not going to use this blog post to list arts and crafts projects or fun backyard activities to do with your kids this summer. However, I am going to shed light on a few

Steamboat Summer Boat List Challenge. Strawberry Park Hot Springs. HeidiTown.com

Steamboat Springs is an amazing summer destination, and when I was asked to take on the Steamboat Summer Boat List Challenge, I didn’t hesitate. The Boat List is 30 different things to do in Steamboat Springs this summer, and Ryan and I headed up in June to see how many items we could accomplish during a two-night stay. Of course, we’ve been visiting Steamboat for more than a decade, so

9 and a half things to do at colorado renaissance Festival. HeidiTown.com

Haven’t made it to the Colorado Renaissance Festival this year? Well, what’s stopping you? It’s time to saddle up the pony and head out. While there, I highly recommend doing these nine and a half things. 1. Gnaw on a Turkey Leg There’s something about gnawing on a turkey leg that’s highly satisfying. Vegetarians, you can gnaw on a roasted artichoke instead, although I guarantee that it’s not nearly as