Colorado

A Road Trip in Southern Colorado, Day Three, Salida A Dog-friendly Town. HeidiTown (7)

Day Three: Salida, Colorado On day three of our Southern Colorado road trip, we rose well-rested from our slumber at Mellow Moon Lodge. It was time for coffee, a brief dog walk and breakfast. The first item on the schedule today was a soak at Joyful Journey Hot Springs in Moffat, a tiny town in the San Luis Valley located on our way to Salida. We drove to Saguache, about

A Road Trip in Southern Colorado Day Two, San Luis Valley Relish Remote Relaxation. HeidiTown (7)

Day Two: San Luis Valley I think this will come as a surprise to those of you who have moved to Colorado recently, however, this state is the largest producer of potatoes second only to Idaho. This is, thanks in big part, to the San Luis Valley. Potato farming is a big business here and almost everyone is connected to the industry in some way.  While agriculture is a way

Eating Our Way Through Colorado Springs Green Chile, Bagels & Dessert. HeidiTown (8)

It’s been a stressful year, and many of you didn’t take that vacation you had been planning. Understandable in the time of Coronavirus, however, it’s time for a quick getaway. Colorado Springs is an excellent place to spend a safe weekend, away from the worries of life. At the end of August, we were booked at Hotel Eleganté at the south end of the city. We had stayed across the

Chubby, in a Good Way A Korean Restaurant in Colorado Springs. HeidiTown.com

When it comes to food I will try anything once (unless it is moving) and the hotter the bite the better. I am also a quarter Korean (my mom is half Korean), and recently discovered the Netflix show with Chef and Korean, David Chang called, “Ugly Delicious.” I have become quite enamored with the show and realized while watching, that I haven’t really connected with Korean food. In my defense,

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.  Not only are we die-hard football fans in this house, but Ryan grew up watching Elway lead the Broncos to two Superbowl wins. We both play in several Fantasy Football

Old Cars, Fast Cars & Pinups at Pikes Peak International Raceway. HeidiTown (15)

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 paved oval anywhere” when opened in 1997.  I haven’t always been into cars, and even today, I have only touched the surface of this vast world, but I do watch

Fans of Downton Abbey Will Want to Stay Here Redstone Castle. HeidiTown (16)

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 about it, and last summer, thanks to a magazine assignment, I stayed there. You see, after a great deal of remodeling, that required time and lots of money, the castle

While Not at the Lake in Grand Lake, Colorado Golf. HeidiTown (3)

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 this many, many times: “I didn’t know that you golfed!” Sort of. Can ex-golfers say they golf? If so, I do. Throughout high school, I worked at Avalon Golf Club,

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 got a little soft. Funny, I remembered how to camp right away, but I had forgotten how much dirt gets under the fingernails.  On the second night, I went to