Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen, Colorado, near Denver

In Evergreen, Colorado, the Hiwan Homestead Museum is part of the Hiwan Heritage Park. This 3-story homestead is of beautiful wooden construction and includes a 1930s kitchen, grand dining room and octagonal top-floor chapel. Tours are free.

Hiwan Heritage Park, Evergreen, Colorado

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains just 30 miles west of Denver, Hiwan Heritage Park has history and nature in pleasant surroundings. Part of the Lariat Loop Scenic Byway (highway 74), Hiwan is a must-see for history and natural surroundings.

The Winner of the AppSnax Book Giveaway, plus Coyotes, Prairie Dogs and Colorado’s Open Spaces

Announcing the winner of the AppSnax book giveaway and a look at the native Colorado prairie dog - plus a little coyote info, too.

Civic Center EATS – a Benefit Gathering of Food Trucks in Denver

Civic Center EATS is a gathering of food trucks near Denver's Capitol and courthouse. Each summer you can get your gourmet lunch from one of more than 20 food trucks parked in Civic Center Park Tuesday through Thursday. It's hard to choose only one cuisine: BBQ, Korean, Peruvian, New Orleans, coffee, ice cream, desserts, Columbian, Thai, Chinese, you name it! The event benefits the Civic Center Conservancy and you can't find a more delicious meal in Colorado.

Denver Botanic Garden and Spring Plant Sale

I visited the Denver Botanic Gardens next to Cheesman Park in Colorado on a lovely spring day. They were having their spring plant sale and I got a hint of all the wonderful western, international and water gardens there.