2019

Shopping in Salida, Colorado Ballcaps, Bobbles & Bees. HeidiTown (13)

I am not a big shopper, but it is fun to go shopping while we are out and about in little towns across Colorado and beyond. On our trip to Salida, we had the puppy with us but still managed to go into a couple of stores. We first found Drift & Amble. There is a sign on the door that reads, “no dogs” but the woman behind the counter

The 13 Best Bites (and Sips) at PAIRED 2019 at GABF. Photo by Castner. Foie_by_Chef_Galen

Guest post by Angela Rose If you live anywhere near Denver, Colorado, or are at all familiar with the world of craft beer, you’ve probably heard of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) organized by the Brewers Association (BA). Now in its 38th year, the GABF is the nation’s largest ticketed beer festival and commercial competition, drawing together hundreds of breweries and tens of thousands of beer lovers for three

Beyond Colorado 12 Years of HeidiTown. HeidiTown.com (5)

I feel like I’m writing one of these every day. I think it is because time is moving so fast.  I’ve been the Mayor of HeidiTown for 12 years, yes, I started the blog in 2007, and wow, that feels like a long time ago. I don’t think I even know exactly what a blog was in the mid-2000s.  This year has had its challenges. The main one being that

Stay in Salida, Colorado Stay Amigo Motor Lodge. HeidiTown (5)

I’ll admit, as a road tripper, I am a sucker for remodeled motels. Rundown and closed motels are often a blight in a town or city but if they have been saved and remodeled, they can be an asset in more ways than one.  Over the years, we’ve stayed in a handful of these places from Bellingham, Washington to Cortez, Colorado. I was overjoyed to discover that Salida has several

Salida, Colorado is for the Dogs Dog-Friendly Spots Around Town. HeidiTown (15)

We made our first official downtown Salida, Colorado trip this past weekend. I’d been to the area before and have driven through dozens of times. However, we’d also never been to Salida with a dog and never really explored the town. This was Fritzi’s first official road trip and this was the right town to visit because when it comes to dogs in Salida, they’re everywhere. We were booked for

Meet Fritzi, the German Shepherd Colorado Dog & Head of Security

We did it. We got a puppy. Because we are crazy. Seriously, I like to say the Universe makes puppies cute so that we don’t kill them. It’s probably not a politically correct thing to say but let’s face it, it’s true. It’s been 16 years since I’ve had a puppy. Xena, HeidiTown’s first Head of Security, passed away on August 24, 2018, at the ripe old age of 15

The FREE Cheyenne Botanic Gardens in Cheyenne, Wyoming. HeidiTown (13)

On Wednesday, I made an impromptu visit to Wyoming. Since the end of May, I’ve been dealing with intense migraines. We didn’t know what they were at first and I ended up in the emergency room four times. Eventually I was diagnosed with Atypical Migraines, which simply means they aren’t manifesting in any usual way. Let’s just say that these Atypical Migraines result in crippling pain and they significantly cramp

Eating all the Tacos in Colorado Springs, Colorado. HeidiTown (2)

Here’s the deal, tacos are my favorite. Unless you have just arrived in HeidiTown, you’re probably well aware of my passion for this particular food. I also love green chiles and I don’t care if they come from Colorado or New Mexico, but I digress. This post is about all about tacos.  By the way, if you aren’t watching “Taco Chronicles” on Netflix, do it. It’s like this show was