camping

Easy hiking around Echo Park, Dinosaur National Monument. On the trail to the confluence. HeidiTown.com

I’ve already written about camping at Echo Park and what inspired our visit to this remote national monument in Northwest Colorado. In this post I wanted to share several of the hikes we took while camping in this beautiful spot. We didn’t do any big treks as we had our old dog, Xena, with us and dogs can’t be on the trails around Echo Park, so we had to leave

Camping at Echo Park in Dinosour National Park, HeidiTown.com

When we told friends that we were spending our wedding anniversary camping at Dinosaur National Monument in Northwest Colorado, most of them looked at us in confusion. After all, a monument is just a rock in the ground erected in memory of a person or historical event, right? Yes, but a National Monument is so much more. A National Monument is a federally protected area that is similar to a

sunflowers in the sun

Between freelance writing and blogging I bounce between fun topics like Colorado travel, and not so fun topics like cancer. Sometimes I get severe writer’s block, and this week I found my writing brain seriously obstructed. So I opted to write a top 5 list and share the reasons I love Colorado – this blog post nearly wrote itself. Please feel free to comment & let me know why YOU

Realities-Ride-Motorcycles-downtown

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and that means from this point on I will be running around the state like a crazy woman with dusty festival feet and pulling a tired, but accommodating husband along behind me. The following are my KRFC 88.9 FM radio show transcripts for Memorial Day weekend. You can either read them, or if you prefer, listen to the audio HERE. *** Hi, my name

Dutch Oven

I write about festivals and events, I read about festivals and events, and I attend a lot of festivals and events, so at this point it takes a truly unique event to get me excited. This is one of those events. When I discovered the Georgetown Dutch Oven Cook-Off I was ecstatic for multiple reasons. First, I’d never heard of such an event, and second, I love food and last,