Wyoming

Where to Drink in Casper, Wyoming. HeidiTown (1)

About two weeks ago, we visited Capser, Wyoming. It’s about four hours from Denver, but only around three from where we live in Northern Colorado. Art, history and kayaking were on the agenda, highlighted by a beer festival, and browsing a rather happening downtown. I’ve already written about the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center and Independence Rock, and kayaking the Fremont Canyon. Today, I want to give you the rest

Kayak Fremont Canyon with Alcova Resort in Wyoming

I didn’t know what to expect when I heard that we were “kayaking down the Fremont Canyon.” I hadn’t even heard of Fremont Canyon. It was a complete mystery, so I immediately looked it up and discovered that there is a lot of water around Casper, Wyoming, where we were staying.  There are two reservoirs to the southwest of Casper: Alcova and Pathfinder. Both are a result of dams on

The Way West Trails and Rocks in Casper, Wyoming. HeidiTown (9)

As most of you know, I have a lifelong love affair with the West. One of my favorite books is Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, and one of his quotes is also a perennial favorite. “It should not be denied… that being footloose has always exhilarated us. It is associated in our minds with escape from history and oppression and law and irksome obligations, with absolute freedom, and the

The 5 Best Things in 2020 HeidiTown.com

I started writing my annual year in review post and then stopped. It was depressing, I mean, really depressing. No one wants to read that. We all know that 2020 had more than its fair share of heartaches. So I stalled a bit, thinking about a way I could present 2020 in a better light. I decided to use the five senses to describe the good things about 2020 since

Ryan’s Travel Memories from the Road (Fishing in Saratoga, Wyoming). HeidiTown.com

I am not traveling right now and for the last of couple of weeks, I’ve written about my travel memories from the road. I’ve been the Mayor of HeidiTown for a long time, so I have more than a few. Saturday is Ryan’s birthday, and that made me think of his favorite HeidiTown trips. He has two, the other was playing cowboy at Latigo Ranch in Kremmling.  For those of

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 it was a stellar trip. It started with chasing wildflowers in the Snowy Range. I found them. In fact, I found a lot of them! RELATED: The Snowy Range in

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 anything but normal. However, if you’d like a little festivity this summer, that’s also safe, head to Laramie, Wyoming. I am always impressed with this college town. It has chill

The Snowy Range in Living Color Wildflowers in Wyoming. HeidiTown (16)

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 anytime soon, but they will go away, so time is of the essence. Photos taken on a Canon T3i and Samsung 9+. The Snowy Range is just 30 minutes west

The FREE Cheyenne Botanic Gardens in Cheyenne, Wyoming. HeidiTown (13)

On Wednesday, I made an impromptu visit to Wyoming. Since the end of May, I’ve been dealing with intense migraines. We didn’t know what they were at first and I ended up in the emergency room four times. Eventually I was diagnosed with Atypical Migraines, which simply means they aren’t manifesting in any usual way. Let’s just say that these Atypical Migraines result in crippling pain and they significantly cramp