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Silver Plume is Not a Colorado Ghost Town
Silver Plume is Not a Colorado Ghost Town

July 27, 2021

The Mayor’s First Official Festival in Fifteen Months
The Mayor’s First Official Festival in Fifteen Months

July 21, 2021

10 Reasons to Take the G Line from Denver to Arvada
10 Reasons to Take the G Line from Denver to Arvada

July 8, 2021

The Rest of Our Story in Casper, Wyoming: Eat, Art, Shop, Drink
The Rest of Our Story in Casper, Wyoming: Eat, Art, Shop, Drink

July 6, 2021

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Phoenix Gold Mine Tour in Idaho Springs, Colorado. HeidiTown (2)
Colorado, Travel

Phoenix Gold Mine Tour in Idaho Springs, Colorado

If you’d like to see an historic western mountain town, look no further than Idaho Springs, only 30 or so minutes west of Denver. Today, people come to town to soak at Indian Hot Springs, enjoy a beer at a ... [ Read More ]
A Weekend of Food & Drink in Idaho Springs, Colorado. HeidiTown (10)
Colorado, Travel

A Weekend of Food & Drink in Idaho Springs, Colorado

This past weekend, we headed to Idaho Springs. We went with the expressed goal of watching the burro race which I have already written about. However, we were interested in exploring a town that is usually just a gas station ... [ Read More ]
Burro Racing in Idaho Springs, Colorado Race Your Ass Off. HeidiTown (7)
Colorado, Travel

Burro Racing in Idaho Springs, Colorado: Race Your Ass Off

If you know anything about me, you know I love dogs and tacos, in that order. But close behind are goats, donkeys and lambs. Maybe I was a Mexican shepherdess in my last life. The point is, that a donkey ... [ Read More ]
Stay and Swim on Colorado's Front Range this Summer 3 Hotels with a Pool. HeidiTown The Jacquard (2)
Colorado, Travel

Stay and Swim on Colorado’s Front Range this Summer: 3 Hotels with a Pool

Earlier this month we went on vacation in Mexico, and since then, I’ve had swimming on the mind. In Mexico, I spent nearly every waking moment either in the hotel pool or in the ocean. Summer means warm days, long ... [ Read More ]
Glenwood Springs, Colorado Bring the Dog, Bring a Bathing Suit and Go. HeidiTown.com 1
Colorado, Dining, dog, Travel

Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Bring the Dog, Bring a Bathing Suit and Go

As a travel writer specializing in Colorado, I am not supposed to play favorites. I try not to, however, I think we’ve visited Glenwood Springs more than any other place in the state. Does that make it a favorite? You ... [ Read More ]
On the Road in Grand Junction, Colorado The Rest of the Story. HeidiTown (7)
Colorado, Travel

On the Road in Grand Junction, Colorado: The Rest of the Story

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 ... [ Read More ]
On the Road in Grand Junction, Colorado: Take a Hike with the Dog
Colorado, Travel

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 ... [ Read More ]
On the Road in Grand Junction, Colorado Ride with Adrenaline Driven Adventures. HeidiTown (10)
Colorado, dog, Travel

On the Road in Grand Junction, Colorado: Ride with Adrenaline Driven Adventures

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 ... [ Read More ]
North Platte, Nebraska Trains, Trains and more Trains. Golden Spike Tower. HeidiTown (8)
Nebraska, Travel

North Platte, Nebraska: Trains, Trains and more Trains

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 ... [ Read More ]
The North Platte Canteen World War II History I Never Knew, HeidiTown.com, Featured Photo
Nebraska, Travel

The North Platte Canteen: World War II History I Never Knew

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 ... [ Read More ]