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
Read Part One: Rich History, Colorful Present: A Stay in Arvada After visiting Unbound: Sculptures in a Field at the Arvada Center, I met Ryan at Odyssey Beerwerks, which is just three miles down the road. This is the only brewery we visited on our getaway to Arvada although there are several more in the town. Beer Me in Arvada We ordered a taster tray and the beer is solid.
Lyons, Colorado is one of our longtime haunts; after all, we’ve been visiting for more than a decade. It’s home to one of Ryan’s favorite destination, Lyons Classic Pinball, and anytime we’re in town some pinball must be played. Last Friday, we had a new destination in Lyons – Spirit Hound Distillers. They’d invited me for a tour and we’d gladly accepted. Spirit Hound has been open for four years,
The following is the transcript from my weekly radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM in Fort Collins, Colorado. If you’d like, listen to the AUDIO HERE. *** Hi, my name is Heidi and I’m the Mayor of HeidiTown.com, a blog about events, festivals and travel across Colorado. Before I tell you what’s happening this weekend, I want to tell you about this month’s HeidiTown.com Gives Back recipient. Every month, I
St. Patrick’s Day seemed the appropriate time to post my article about the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival. As you know, the Mayor likes all things Irish and she likes Irish festivals most of all. And as you can see by the adjacent photo, Leprechauns like me. By the way, being kissed by a Leprechaun gives you good luck for life, so obviously I am good to go! I attended the
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,
Photo by Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer I finally had the chance to visit Patrick Carroll’s Irish Pub. Find out if I think this one qualifies as a pub, or just another bar. Read my review here.
Please read my article about the First Annual Fort Collins Irish Festival HERE. Fort Collins Irish Festival, Civic Center Park, Laporte Ave. & N. Howes St. in Fort Collins, Colorado. Visit the website at www.FortCollinsIrishFestival.org. Hope to see you there!