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Welcome to Historic Grand Lake sign HeidiTown.com

We arrived in Grand Lake on a snowy Friday. The area had received three straight days of heavy snow, which made our first stop at On the Trail Rentals, even more fantastic. I previously wrote about this experience. We were booked at the Western  Riviera  Lakeside Lodging & Events, soon to be world famous because on March 25, they will be featured on the Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible. Much to

Dave & Busters sign

Birthdays are a big deal in our house and the milestone birthdays are an even bigger deal. A birthday usually involves a weekend away, but since my husband, Ryan, was turning 40 this month I asked whether he preferred a party. He informed me that he wanted a party, but “didn’t want to just meet up for beers with friends like we do all the time.” So I had to

Tracy & Link Hairspray

Fort Collins, Colorado is a long way from Baltimore, Maryland and the race wars of the sixties, so will audiences connect with Midtown Arts Center’s current production? I believe they will because the themes of “Hairspray” are timeless, the music is catchy, and the cast is unforgettable. Midtown Arts Center, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, has a well-appointed, 236 seat dinner theater, as well as a banquet room where they

Sound of Music MAC logo

The hills of Northern Colorado are alive with music this spring, because Midtown Art Center has “The Sound of Music” on their main stage. Colorado is lucky to have a collection of fine dinner theaters, and MAC is the only one located in Fort Collins. As a reminder, your ticket at this establishment includes dinner plus the show, and this all-in-one evening of entertainment is why dinner theater is a

Anything Goes at Candlelight 1

You don’t have to travel to New York City’s Broadway to see this Tony Award winning musical because it’s now playing at the Candlelight in Johnstown, Colorado. You know it’s got to be a great musical when it’s still being produced 78-years after it was written, and Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” is just that. We started our evening by ordering the baked Brie. Served with a side of chutney, almonds

Big River, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Huck Finn has made his way to the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse and has been welcomed with open arms. “Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” originally performed on Broadway in the late 1980s, opened at Candlelight on Father’s Day. When I came to the Candlelight for “The King & I,” the actors had a lot to live up to – and they did -but I had no such expectations for

"Smokey Joe's Cafe" at Carousel Dinner Theater

My husband and I finally had the opportunity to check out Carousel Dinner Theater thanks to a great deal they ran on Facebook. Carousel has been in Fort Collins, Colorado since 2002, and they recently moved to The Midtown Art Center at 3750 South Mason. The new location is classy and houses a foyer, bar area, a theater and a ballroom for conferences, parties and weddings. I  never saw the

Lighthouse Cafe, Berthoud, Colorado

If you give me the choice between a banana split and a plate of fries, I’ll take the fries every time. I love French fries. I know it is not  the most healthy food choice, but when consumed in moderation they make me insanely happy, especially the fries from Light House Café in Berthoud, Colorado. I’ve been going to Light House Cafe for as long as I’ve been writing at

Rogue Ales with Mom (and Mom)

Rogue Ales in Newport, Oregon is a good time, if you can find it. Tucked under the bridge, yes, this bridge”¦ Rogue Ales is a great place to grab lunch and indulge in one of their many craft beers. You can also tour the brewery. After spending a couple hours at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, it was just what my mom and I needed. The aquarium is a beautiful facility,