2021

On the Road in Grand Junction, Colorado The Rest of the Story. HeidiTown (7)

Up until now, I’ve told you about some of the excursions we had in Grand Junction, experiencing a RZR for the first time and hiking the Lunch Loops. Now, I want to tell you the rest of the story.  Dog-friendly Hotel in Grand Junction More and more people are traveling with their dogs, partly because road trips are king right now. Thankfully, in Colorado, many hotels are dog-friendly, even big

On the Road in Grand Junction, Colorado: Take a Hike with the Dog

When you think of Grand Junction, mountain biking probably comes to mind. That’s because it’s an ideal location to push yourself to the limit on two wheels. For various reasons, I stay on my feet, and while it’s a top mountain biking destination, Grand Junction is an ideal spot to hike. We browsed several online maps of Grand Junction and were shocked to see how many trails are in the

On the Road in Grand Junction, Colorado Ride with Adrenaline Driven Adventures. HeidiTown (10)

We just returned from a dog-friendly trip to Grand Junction, a town of 62,000 on the Western Slope in Mesa County. The area is great for a getaway with Fido, or in our case, Fritzi. Not only was our hotel dog-friendly, but there are dog parks, and trails everywhere. Well-behaved dogs are even allowed in some downtown stores and on many restaurant and brewery patios. With a lot of sunshine

North Platte, Nebraska Trains, Trains and more Trains. Golden Spike Tower. HeidiTown (8)

Our last day in North Platte was a whirlwind. After our outing to see the cranes by bus, we went to the Golden Spike Tower. Some of you have seen the signs for this attraction. I know because you tweeted this to me. You also tweeted that you’ve never been. Go! I am here to tell you that it’s not just for train geeks.  The Golden Spike Tower & Visitor

The North Platte Canteen World War II History I Never Knew, HeidiTown.com, Featured Photo

Several people have asked me, “Why are you traveling to Nebraska? You live in Colorado.” In some ways, I do understand the question. There is little doubt that Colorado is beautiful. It’s the Rocky Mountain state with some of the most awe-inspiring views in the world. However, I grew up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest where cows outnumbered people and that’s a lot like Nebraska. I hold

Dance Fighting in North Platte, Nebraska Prairie Chicken Tour. HeidiTown (8)

We got up in the wee hours of the morning. That means early, real early. 5:30 a.m. early. Normally, I get up two hours later so let’s just say I was a little loopy. We grabbed fruit from our hotel’s breakfast bar, filled our coffee mugs and headed out. We were up this early for a prairie chicken tour, yes, I was doing this for the birds. This bird, the

Commune with Nature Birds in North Platte with Dusty Trails. HeidiTown.com (6)

Hold on to your hats, I am going to write about birds. However, you don’t have to be working on your “list” or be a bird nerd like me in order to enjoy these outings. This is about more than birding, it’s about a moment of nature that very few get to experience. And that, my friends, is bragging rights.  North Platte, Nebraska is in the flyway for migrating Sandhill

Snoga at Vista Verde Ranch. HeidiTown.com

I want to highlight some of the other aspects of Vista Verde Ranch. You already know all about the horses and food, however, there is much more to this incredible Colorado ranch. Each day, there is a list of activities to pick from, including a trip downtown to do some shopping in Steamboat Springs. Embrace your inner Katniss Everdeen  I fielded a few questions as to whether or not Vista

Vista Verde Ranch Come for the Fun Stay for the Food. HeidiTown (7)

No one stays at Vista Verde Ranch for the food, at least not the first time, but if they come back, it might be for the food. It is that good.  Meals at Vista Verde have changed a little in order to keep guests safe during the current pandemic. However, what hasn’t changed is the quality of the food. There are three meals served daily in the dining room, plus

Hot Tubs & Horses at Vista Verde Ranch in Colorado

We had just boarded the Feed Sleigh on our last day at Vista Verde Ranch, when wrangler Maddie, asked me what my favorite experience had been at the ranch. I thought about it and answered honestly, “Sitting in the hot tub each morning with a cup of coffee, watching the frisky horses play in the field.” Vista Verde Ranch is located about 40 minutes north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We