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North Platte, Nebraska Beer, Squeaky Cheese & Summertime Fun, Part 1. HeidiTown (2)
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North Platte, Nebraska: Beer, Squeaky Cheese & Summertime Fun, Part 1

Our goal is North Platte, Nebraska was to go tanking. We did and it was all we had hoped and more. However, our North Platte adventures didn’t stop there. After a fun outing on the North Platte River, Ryan, my ... [ Read More ]
Go Tanking in North Platte, Nebraska — Just Do It. HeidiTown (9)
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Go Tanking in North Platte, Nebraska — Just Do It

I have been craving a little normality. The pandemic has turned life on its head.  While I understand why things have been canceled and why I must wear a mask, this doesn’t mean that I am accepting a “new normal.” ... [ Read More ]
Vail, Colorado is Open for Business Dog-Friendly Lodging. HeidiTown (5)
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Vail, Colorado is Open for Business: Dog-Friendly Lodging

Colorado is a dog-friendly state. I am always reminded of that when I go out-of-state and the breweries aren’t full of dogs. This is part of why I love living in Colorado: Fritzi can go almost anywhere with me. Fritzi ... [ Read More ]
Snow Mountain Ranch, A Home Base for Exploring Dining in Grand County
Colorado, Dining, Travel

Snow Mountain Ranch, A Home Base for Exploring Dining in Grand County

There’s a lot to love about Grand County, especially Snow Mountain Ranch. We’ve become well-acquainted with this YMCA property over the years. We’ve stayed in nearly every accommodation, including the lodge.
On our June trip, we stayed in a cabin ... [ Read More ]
Vail, Colorado is Open for Business Take a Postcard Pretty Hike. HeidiTown (6)
Colorado, dog, Travel

Vail, Colorado is Open for Business: Take a Postcard Pretty Hike

When we go to Vail we eat. Oh, and we drink. Seriously, this is a wonderful town for food and the best time to experience the scene is during Taste of Vail.  However, Vail is located in a truly dazzling ... [ Read More ]
Day Trip from Snow Mountain Ranch in Grand County, Colorado. HeidiTown (5)
Colorado, Travel

Day Trip from Snow Mountain Ranch in Grand County, Colorado

We’ve been to Snow Mountain Ranch a handful of times and during various seasons. We’ve eaten in the cafeteria and done quite a few of the activities offered. This time, we decided to use our cabin as a place to ... [ Read More ]
Why to Bring the Dog to Snow Mountain Ranch, Colorado. HeidiTown (1)
Colorado, dog, Travel

Why to Bring the Dog to Snow Mountain Ranch, Colorado

This YMCA property, Snow Mountain Ranch, holds a special place in our hearts. Not only is it truly beautiful, our dog Xena was there twice. She loved staying at Yurt Village and the cabin life suited her well. In fact, ... [ Read More ]
Trail Ride to the Top of the World with Action Adventures in Ouray. HeidiTown (8)
Colorado, Travel

Trail Ride to the Top of the World with Action Adventures in Ouray

Make your Southwest Colorado vacation one to remember by taking a trail ride in one of the most spectacular spots in the world. Not only will you be riding in the same area as John Wayne, but also in the ... [ Read More ]
Road Trips are not New 7 Reasons to Take One 3, HeidiTown.com
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Road Trips are not New: 7 Reasons to Take One

Road trips have been around since the first accessible car arrived on the scene in 1908. Since then, Americans have loved the open road. I know my family did. We road tripped everywhere: on vacation, to see the grandparents, to ... [ Read More ]
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A Few of my Favorite Things, Loveland, Colorado Edition

For many years, people thought the Mayor (that’s me) lived in the mountains. Breckenridge and Durango were cited most often. A few HeidiTown citizens thought I was from Ouray. Now, 12 years later, the cat’s out of the bag. I ... [ Read More ]