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November 11, 2020

Ryan’s Travel Memories from the Road (Drift Fishing in Saratoga, WY)

November 5, 2020

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November 3, 2020

The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Winter Park, Colorado)

October 29, 2020

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Football Season & Elway's New Wine, The Farm Collection by 7Cellars
Colorado, Dining

Football Season & Elway’s New Wine, The Farm Collection by 7Cellars

I don’t do posts in exchange for items like clothing, pasta sauce or gadgets. Quite frankly, that style of blogging has never appealed to me. However, when I was approached to write about wine by John Elway, I was interested.  ... [ Read More ]
Old Cars, Fast Cars & Pinups at Pikes Peak International Raceway. HeidiTown (15)
August, Colorado, Festivals

Old Cars, Fast Cars & Pinups at Pikes Peak International Raceway

Earlier this month, we headed to Colorado Springs. To be accurate, our goal was Fountain, a town just south of Colorado Springs. It is home to Pikes Peak International Raceway, a place that was said to have the “fastest 1-mile ... [ Read More ]
Three Tips for How to Oktoberfest in the Time of Coronavirus. HeidiTown (41)
Festivals, October, September

Three Tips for How to Oktoberfest in the Time of Coronavirus

I am going to miss our usual flight of Oktoberfests. Last year, we attended Keystone Oktoberfest where Ryan walked away as the Stein Hoisting Champion. I guess he gets to keep his title for two years.  Ryan Schlaefer wins! Photo ... [ Read More ]
Fans of Downton Abbey Will Want to Stay Here Redstone Castle. HeidiTown (16)
Colorado, Travel

Fans of Downton Abbey Will Want to Stay Here: Redstone Castle

If you have ever driven Hwy 133 from Carbondale to McClure Pass, you might have seen it. Just past the coke ovens in Redstone, Colorado, a castle is tucked up against the mountains to the east. I have always wondered ... [ Read More ]
One Night in Laramie, Wyoming: A Green Chile to Remember
Dining, Travel, Wyoming

One Night in Laramie, Wyoming: A Green Chile to Remember

I feel like “one night in Laramie” would be an excellent title to a country music song. If a songwriter writes that song, I want credit for the title. We spent one night in Laramie, Wyoming earlier this month and ... [ Read More ]
Celebrate Al Fresco in Downtown Laramie, Wyoming
Wyoming

Celebrate Al Fresco in Downtown Laramie, Wyoming

This summer, festivals have been canceled, we aren’t allowed to sit at bars, we need to mask up when in crowded public spaces, and we must try to social distance ourselves from strangers at all times. It’s been uncomfortable and ... [ Read More ]
While Not at the Lake in Grand Lake, Colorado Golf. HeidiTown (3)
Colorado, Travel

While Not at the Lake in Grand Lake, Colorado: Golf

Everyone visits Grand Lake for the lake. However, there are other ways to spend time in this charming little mountain town. For instance, you may want to hit some balls around at the Grand Lake Golf Course. I have heard ... [ Read More ]
The Snowy Range in Living Color Wildflowers in Wyoming. HeidiTown (16)
Travel, Wyoming

The Snowy Range in Living Color: Wildflowers in Wyoming

My mission this past weekend was to find wildflowers in the Snowy Range. Let’s just say that I succeeded and it was beyond my wildest dreams. And it’s not too late. These flowers didn’t look like they were going away ... [ Read More ]
Get in a Kayak on the Lake in Grand Lake, Colorado
Colorado, Travel

Get in a Kayak on the Lake in Grand Lake, Colorado

I spent a two-day weekend in Grand County last month. We camped on the first night. I should write about it. We used to camp all the time. Heck, we were practically professionals but our dog got old and we ... [ Read More ]
Practice Social Distancing at the 100-Year-Old Grand Lake Lodge. HeidiTown (9)
Colorado, Travel

Practice Social Distancing at the 100-Year-Old Grand Lake Lodge

I spent one night at Grand Lake Lodge in July. I have been to Grand Lake many times but this was only my second stay at the lodge. The first stay was for a wedding six years ago. Since that ... [ Read More ]