Colorado

A Hike, A Trout Sweater & More in Meeker, Colorado

I made up the hashtag #MeetMeinMeeker five years ago, after we attended the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials. I was a judge for Jammin’ Lamb Fest, a lamb cook-off. Both of these events occur in September and should be on your travel itinerary. The town is busy this weekend, and perhaps it wasn’t the best representation of how Meeker is day-to-day. For instance, if you need crazy nightlife, this is generally

Ticket Giveaway, 4 concerts, Rialto Theater, Loveland, Colorado

This summer, Rialto Theater, Loveland’s 102 year old, downtown jewel, will present the Trailhead Sessions. This will be a new series of four concerts featuring soulful harmonies, toe tapping blues and throw back vibes. By the way, Rialto Theater is one reason we live in Loveland. When we first drove through, we were so pleased to see an historic theater still open in downtown. When Rialto Theater staff asked me

Dust Bowl Road Trip A Flat Tire, New Tires & Popping Wheelies. HeidiTown (10)

We left Canyon Journeys and the Everett Ranch in the morning, bumping south over gravel roads towards Oklahoma. It was day two of our Dust Bowl Road Trip, and we were excited to explore. Learn the reasons why we did this road trip here. We stopped for a romp at Carrizo Canyon Picnic Area, just south of the ranch. The canyon is beautiful but watch out for poison ivy (Ryan

Dust Bowl Road Trip Canyon Journeys in Baca County, Colorado. HeidiTown (9)

I haven’t been exactly sure how to approach writing about our Dust Bowl Road Trip. There is a lot to unpack here (to use a phrase popular in today’s lexicon). It was an adventure and it was eye-opening on many levels. We made several unexpected stops that included a blown out tire in Colorado or Oklahoma (we’re not sure). I’ve decided against a day-by-day account. I think I’ll hop around

Introducing TacosandPho.com For Those Who Love Food. Bennys Tacos. HeidiTown (2)

I thought I’d written this post. Seriously. For some reason, I convinced myself that I had written an introduction to TacosandPho.com on HeidiTown. Alas, I had not. So, while I started this new venture some time ago, here is a proper introduction. During the pandemic, I started a new blog. It was sort of out of boredom. I wasn’t traveling as much and let’s face it, I wanted an excuse

Where to Stay in Vail, Colorado Manor Vail Lodge. HeidiTown (10)

We were in Vail to eat and drink. We were attending Taste of Vail, an event that I love. Manor Vail Lodge had offered to host me, so we were all set for this three-night eating and drinking extravaganza. Little did we know, Manor Vail Lodge will feed you too (and feed you really, really well). Location of Manor Vail Lodge Arriving on a Thursday, we settled in and then

Where to Stay in Leadville, Colorado Tashi’s Cabin at Buckeye’s Cabins. HeidiTown (6)

I get a lot of “where to stay” type questions. If you’d like a dog-friendly, rustic Leadville experiences, Tashi’s Cabin is the place for you. And when I say rustic I do not mean you’ll go without. This is a cabin, with a bathroom, two bedrooms, kitchen and living area. There is even a wood-burning stove. That warms my heart and toes! We’ve been to Leadville a handful of times

Seeking New & Old in Leadville, Colorado Trek to Eat at the Cookhouse. HeidiTown (17)

I had nearly forgotten that I have brand new snowshoes, but I haven’t used them for nearly three winters. We replaced my old ones which had many miles on them, but I haven’t been traveling as much, so they sat collecting dust in the basement. The Tennessee Pass Cookhouse excursion was a great excuse to get them out. I’ve wanted to do this outing for years, but it’s just worked

Seeking New & Old in Leadville, Colorado The Dining Scene. HeidiTown (17)

When you think of Leadville, images of snow covered peaks and spectacular Colorado nature probably come to mind, and that would be accurate. However, there are some great dining finds in this little town. From tacos to steak and even vegan, Leadville has got it. We tend to eat and drink our way through HeidiTown trips, and this was no exception. We’d come to Leadville to celebrate my favorite holiday,

Seeking Old & New in Leadville, Colorado An Irish Miners’ Memorial. HeidiTown (4)

Full Disclosure: As a redhead, St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday. While my grandmother, who had several redheaded sisters, always claimed to be Dutch, my dad took an Anscestory.com test a few years ago. He’s Scottish and Irish (basically, he burns easily). He is zero percent Dutch. So, now I can celebrate the holiday from an honest place, although I would have celebrated either way! We spent this last