Colorado

4 Reasons to Visit Fairplay, Colorado. HeidiTown (6)

I’ve been visiting the South Park region of Colorado for nearly 20 years. You see, there’s a family cabin there so we “escape” the Front Range occasionally and head for the hills. While we spend a lot of time relaxing at the cabin, we do venture into town sometimes and I’ve become well acquainted with Fairplay, Colorado. Located in Park County, it’s about 40 minutes directly south of Breckenridge via

The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Dog Sledding!) Durango Dog Ranch. HeidiTown

Right now, I’m not traveling thanks to the pandemic, and I’ve been writing about various travel memories I have made on the road. Of course, anything involving animals is a bright spot, like feeding a baby yak in Crawford, watching the horse drive in Maybell, and cuddling lambs at The Living Farm.   Personally, I think dogs are the best beings on the planet. They are better than people and yes,

The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Winter Park, Colorado) (3)

Unsurprisingly, one of my most memorable travel memories actually happened at a festival. I have been attending the Winter Park Beer Festival for years, as it is one of the best in the state. While other beer festivals struggle, this one continues to grow into one of the best.  Why do I say this? I see craft breweries there from around Colorado and from surrounding states like Utah and New

The Mayor's Travel Memories from the Road (Bluegrass Pick in Lyons, CO)

I have been trying to write a HeidiTown blog post for weeks. Let’s face it, this year has been a punch in the gut. I’m not traveling right now and with everything else that’s happening—pandemic, forest fires, nasty politics, continued event cancellations—any creativity that I may have had has left the building (along with my sanity). This website has been neglected since I did the road trip campaign to Southern

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