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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 ]
North Platte, Nebraska Beer, Squeaky Cheese & Summertime Fun, Part 2. HeidiTown (8)
Travel

North Platte, Nebraska: Beer, Squeaky Cheese & Summertime Fun, Part 2

Continued from Part 1: We’d glimpsed signs for Scout’s Rest Ranch, the day before. Buffalo Bill Cody’s historic ranch has been preserved by the State Park system of Nebraska. This is a pay area and because we believe in karma ... [ Read More ]
North Platte, Nebraska Beer, Squeaky Cheese & Summertime Fun, Part 1. HeidiTown (2)
Travel

North Platte, Nebraska: Beer, Squeaky Cheese & Summertime Fun, Part 1

Our goal is North Platte, Nebraska was to go tanking. We did and it was all we had hoped and more. However, our North Platte adventures didn’t stop there. After a fun outing on the North Platte River, Ryan, my ... [ Read More ]
Go Tanking in North Platte, Nebraska — Just Do It. HeidiTown (9)
Travel

Go Tanking in North Platte, Nebraska — Just Do It

I have been craving a little normality. The pandemic has turned life on its head.  While I understand why things have been canceled and why I must wear a mask, this doesn’t mean that I am accepting a “new normal.” ... [ Read More ]
Vail, Colorado is Open for Business Dog-Friendly Lodging. HeidiTown (5)
Colorado, dog, Travel

Vail, Colorado is Open for Business: Dog-Friendly Lodging

Colorado is a dog-friendly state. I am always reminded of that when I go out-of-state and the breweries aren’t full of dogs. This is part of why I love living in Colorado: Fritzi can go almost anywhere with me. Fritzi ... [ Read More ]
Snow Mountain Ranch, A Home Base for Exploring Dining in Grand County
Colorado, Dining, Travel

Snow Mountain Ranch, A Home Base for Exploring Dining in Grand County

There’s a lot to love about Grand County, especially Snow Mountain Ranch. We’ve become well-acquainted with this YMCA property over the years. We’ve stayed in nearly every accommodation, including the lodge.
On our June trip, we stayed in a cabin ... [ Read More ]
Vail, Colorado is Open for Business Take a Postcard Pretty Hike. HeidiTown (6)
Colorado, dog, Travel

Vail, Colorado is Open for Business: Take a Postcard Pretty Hike

When we go to Vail we eat. Oh, and we drink. Seriously, this is a wonderful town for food and the best time to experience the scene is during Taste of Vail.  However, Vail is located in a truly dazzling ... [ Read More ]
Day Trip from Snow Mountain Ranch in Grand County, Colorado. HeidiTown (5)
Colorado, Travel

Day Trip from Snow Mountain Ranch in Grand County, Colorado

We’ve been to Snow Mountain Ranch a handful of times and during various seasons. We’ve eaten in the cafeteria and done quite a few of the activities offered. This time, we decided to use our cabin as a place to ... [ Read More ]