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Dust Bowl Road Trip: A License to Drink in Texas & A Dust Storm
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Dust Bowl Road Trip: A License to Drink in Texas & A Dust Storm

We sailed into Dalhart, Texas in the late afternoon. Dahlart and Boise City are at the heart of “The Worst Hard Time” book, and this is why we were here. Warmer than we’d experienced this spring, we wandered around the ... [ Read More ]
Dust Bowl Road Trip A Flat Tire, New Tires & Popping Wheelies. HeidiTown (10)
Colorado, dog, Travel

Dust Bowl Road Trip: A Flat Tire, New Tires & Popping Wheelies

We left Canyon Journeys and the Everett Ranch in the morning, bumping south over gravel roads towards Oklahoma. It was day two of our Dust Bowl Road Trip, and we were excited to explore. Learn the reasons why we did ... [ Read More ]
Dust Bowl Road Trip Canyon Journeys in Baca County, Colorado. HeidiTown (9)
Colorado, dog, Travel

Dust Bowl Road Trip: Canyon Journeys in Baca County, Colorado

I haven’t been exactly sure how to approach writing about our Dust Bowl Road Trip. There is a lot to unpack here (to use a phrase popular in today’s lexicon). It was an adventure and it was eye-opening on many ... [ Read More ]
The Worst Hard Time Dust Bowl by Eagan
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A Dust Bowl Road Trip: The Reasons Why

“Um, oh” has been the lackluster response of most people when we tell them we are going on a Dust Bowl Road Trip. The only person who has been extremely positive about it was the curator of Centennial Village Museum ... [ Read More ]
Where to Stay in Vail, Colorado Manor Vail Lodge. HeidiTown (10)
Colorado, Festivals, Travel

Where to Stay in Vail, Colorado: Manor Vail Lodge

We were in Vail to eat and drink. We were attending Taste of Vail, an event that I love. Manor Vail Lodge had offered to host me, so we were all set for this three-night eating and drinking extravaganza. Little ... [ Read More ]
Where to Stay in Leadville, Colorado Tashi’s Cabin at Buckeye’s Cabins. HeidiTown (6)
Colorado, dog, Travel

Where to Stay in Leadville, Colorado: Tashi’s Cabin at Buckeye’s Cabins

I get a lot of “where to stay” type questions. If you’d like a dog-friendly, rustic Leadville experiences, Tashi’s Cabin is the place for you. And when I say rustic I do not mean you’ll go without. This is a ... [ Read More ]
Seeking New & Old in Leadville, Colorado Trek to Eat at the Cookhouse. HeidiTown (17)
Colorado, Dining, Travel

Seeking New & Old in Leadville, Colorado: Trek to Eat at the Cookhouse

I had nearly forgotten that I have brand new snowshoes, but I haven’t used them for nearly three winters. We replaced my old ones which had many miles on them, but I haven’t been traveling as much, so they sat ... [ Read More ]
Seeking Old & New in Leadville, Colorado An Irish Miners’ Memorial. HeidiTown (4)
Colorado, Travel

Seeking Old & New in Leadville, Colorado: An Irish Miners’ Memorial

Full Disclosure: As a redhead, St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday. While my grandmother, who had several redheaded sisters, always claimed to be Dutch, my dad took an Anscestory.com test a few years ago. He’s Scottish and Irish (basically, ... [ Read More ]
Spa Monarch, Black Hawk, Colorado A Million Magical Miles Away. HeidiTown 2
Colorado, Travel

Spa Monarch, Black Hawk, Colorado: A Million Magical Miles Away

There is a kind of magical in being transported skyward, away from the ringing of slot machines and the buzz of a casino floor, into the bliss that is a spa. This accurately describes arriving at Spa Monarch at the ... [ Read More ]
Gaylord Rockies Resort is Fun for Adults, Not Just Kids. HeidiTown Feature Photo
Colorado, Travel

Gaylord Rockies Resort is Fun for Adults, Not Just Kids

We watched the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center being built. It was huge, gigantic, really, really big. Then it opened and I saw pictures of people enjoying offerings there, especially the lazy river in the summer and holiday programming ... [ Read More ]