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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

San Luis Valley, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

I work from home and go for days wearing only yoga pants and a sweatshirt. However, when I need social interaction, I head to the tea shop or bar. Coronavirus means that those businesses have been closed and I miss them, I mean, I really, really miss them.  At times like this, my inner rebel wants to come out. Just know, if Colorado’s governor issues a 7 p.m. curfew you

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

Kicking Back in Cowboy Boots at Vee Bar Guest Ranch in Wyoming (7)

Right about now you’re thinking, what am I going to do this summer that will set this year apart from all the other? Okay, perhaps you don’t think like this, but you should. One trip that will truly set this year apart is a stay at a guest ranch in the Great American West. Last May, we made a memorable trip to Wyoming. It was my first time exploring Laramie

The Laramie, Wyoming You Never Expected by HeidiTown (9)

If you’re expecting country music and cowboy boots, that’s what you’ll get in Laramie, Wyoming, but you’ll also get a vegetarian food restaurant, more ethnic bistros than you have ever imagined, craft beer, craft cheese, craft ice cream and craft chocolate. Unexpected? That’s Laramie, Wyoming.  We visited this Wyoming college town earlier this year to help celebrate Laramie’s 150th birthday—celebrations are happening all summer. It wasn’t our first visit but it

Visit 350 Wild Horses at Deerwood Ranch in Wyoming. HeidiTown 8

One of the best parts of my job is that I get to explore places like Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary near Laramie, Wyoming. It’s one of three wild horse eco-sanctuaries in the country and the only one on private land, so it’s definitely unique. For about six years now, the Wilson’s ranch has been home to 350 wild horses, also known as mustangs. A mustang isn’t a breed, but