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Colorado & prAna & the End of Summer

We bade farewell to the unofficial end of summer with the recent Labor Day weekend. I packed a small suitcase to head up to the YMCA Rocky Mountains in Estes Park for a surprise milestone birthday party for my dad.

(I packed a lot of prAna clothing because prAna covers a lot of bases activity-wise and season-wise and is ever-stylish)

My mom secretly planned this gathering for months, and 14 mouths (!) had to stay shut about it in order to keep my dad none-the-wiser. We all had to act as if a Big Thing wasn’t consuming us.

A Good Find Launches in Denver: How to Buy and Sell Your Items

So many of us have been there: You are searching for items on clunky Craiglist and if your item is miraculously available you meet with the seller, dole out cash (always a source of anxiety for me) and go on your merry way.

In a perfect world, it would be a seamless process but unfortunately, there are more than a few hiccups along the way. Enter: A Good Find (AGF) that is launching in the Denver market!

This modernized listing site allows users to buy and sell their stuff, used goods like baby items, furniture etc. to their local market. It’s a way for people near each other to buy and sell locally. OK cool, but why is that such A Good Find for Mile High Mamas? (Sad disclaimer: that’s their brilliant pun not mine). It’s an online local marketplace built for 2017, with safety and security baked in from the beginning: cashless payments (no more stacks of cash when meeting a stranger), internal messaging, and a sleek user interface. That’s right, no more giving out your personal email and phone number!

Free Promotion Code

So you are probably thinking “that’s great, but how much does it cost?” It’s free! There are three kinds of accounts: Free (5 listings per month), Professional (25 listings per month) or Marketplace (unlimited item listings). However, AGF has given me an exclusive promo code, MHMAMAS, which gives you a free professional account for life! That’s right, it’s free forever! All you have to do is go select a professional account and in the checkout screen enter the promo code MHMAMAS. The code expires in 7 days, so better hurry and sign up soon!

How Does It Work?

  1. Create an account. This is super easy and it took me less than a minute.
  2. Create your listing. Once your listings are submitted, they will appear throughout the website and will be searchable by visitors based on location, item type, or style. The cool map reminds you that you’re not in Kansas anymore on some archaic interface and are successfully navigating the 21st century.
  3. Use the cashless payment system. When you’re ready to buy and sell, you can do it securely with AGF Payments.

“We want to make local buying and selling safer, more secure, and simpler for everyone.” said Bryant Mangum, CEO and Founder of A Good Find.  “The primary reason we created our site is to support families, moms in particular. Every person on our team is married and has kids, so it was incredibly important for us to create a platform where we didn’t have to worry that a family member was meeting a stranger with a stack of cash. There is a remarkable peace of mind and comfort knowing they can complete a transaction without a single dollar in their pocket.” 

On Giving Back

Buying a used item can sometimes lose the element of supporting local communities and so AGF has created a service that puts the ‘Good’ in A Good Find. Not only are they supporting local sellers, handicraftsmen/women, and artisans by offering a safe marketplace, but they are also taking the next step in how they support local communities. They’ve been working with non-profits like Attention Homes to help further their mission of improving the lives of at-risk youth in the Denver/Boulder areas. Every new listing and cashless transaction directly benefits these local non-profits.

A Good Find is launching in Denver and you can get in on the ground floor as they grow! Anyone who signs up with the MHMAMAS promo code and creates new listings will automatically be entered into a contest: The top three randomly selected winners will be upgraded to a free marketplace account for life and will have their listing featured on AGF’s social media and in AGF’s newsletter.

 

Putting Sam’s Club’s New Scan & Go App to the Test (and loving it!)

Not all apps are created equally and some of them cause more headaches than they’re worth (cue 99% of the apps on my kids’ phones). There is a lot of technology that claims to make our lives easier as moms but very few deliver like Sam’s Club’s life-changing new app, Scan & Go. And yes, I said life-changing…as well as game-changing. 

How would you spend the perfect day in Denver? Visiting the Denver Museum of Nature and Science? Taking in a concert at Red Rocks? I’ll bet standing in a check-out line is at the bottom of your list and Sam’s Club’s Scan & Go app makes that a thing of the past. This magical app makes light work of your shopping trip to stock up on Pampers diapersVenus razorsBounty paper towels and Crest toothpaste–just a few of the things moms use very day.  Insider’s tip: If you’re a new or expectant mom (or know one), you can score big instant savings on Pampers diapers and wipes right now. 

We put Scan & Go to the test one evening at Sam’s Club. For once in our lives, we weren’t battling the crowds (note to self: go on a weeknight  during dinner) but the app is so easy that it made our trip even more seamless. Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the free Scan & Go app for Apple or Android. Link your membership number to the app and add your credit card information to the Payment Methods. 
  2. Scan your products with your phone’s camera when placing them in your cart.
  3. Checkout through the app when you’re finished.
  4. Skip the checkout line and show your mobile receipt at the door.
  5. Jump for joy that at least one thing in your life is easy!

My kids enjoyed taking over the scanning and I loved that the app kept a running total of how much I was spending, I was able to remove or add items throughout our shopping trip to ensure I stayed within my budget. And, unlike self-checkout at the grocery store where I constantly run into problems and need to call over for help, every scan was seamless with the app. 

After my family completed our purchase, we had to stop by customer service for an exchange. Bode had just received some birthday money from his aunt and spotted some bamboo pillows on our way out. “Mom, I want to buy these,” he begged and my initial thought was I don’t want to stand in line and go through check-out again…then I remembered. I whipped out my phone, scanned the QR code, clicked “check-out,” walked over to the Sam’s Club staffer 20 seconds later and showed him the “receipt” on my phone, which he promptly scanned.

“Don’t you just love this new Scan & Go?” I asked.

He enthusiastically responded, “It makes my life so much easier. Plus, customers just seem to love it.”

Jamie interjected: “He has to say that, he works here.”

I disagreed. If there’s anyone who will let you know if something works, it’s the people who work there and we’re all calling Sam’s Club’s new Scan & Go a win!

In partnership with P&G at Sam’s Club. All opinions are my own and in my opinion, every store needs an app like this!

It Takes a Village to Offset the Load: My Journey with Breastfeeding & Anxiety

As a parent, do you ever have days where you feel as if the load you’re carrying is just too heavy to move forward? You’re not alone. I’ve been there. And for me, much of my pregnancy-related anxiety stemmed from my experience with breastfeeding. If I learned anything through my breastfeeding journey, it’s that it takes a village to offset the load – it’s not something we can, or have to do by ourselves as moms.

Breastfeeding comes with so many benefits for you and your baby. Yet anyone who has gone through the experience knows it may not be easy and can come with a rollercoaster of joys and challenges. When anyone asked me what I was most excited for before I gave birth, my answer was always breastfeeding. I couldn’t wait to experience that special bond and provide valuable nourishment for my baby. But I experienced complications during childbirth that led to increased breastfeeding challenges including making the transition to exclusively pumping and supplementing, something I did not anticipate. I also experienced a lot of anxiety that stemmed from hormonal fluctuations. These complications, on top of the everyday (and night!) challenges of caring for my baby sometimes made the load of parenting feel much too heavy.

Anxiety and depression connected to breastfeeding is common, and it’s something that can be helped for those of us who experience it. I was able to participate in a breastfeeding support group through my local hospital that helped me figure out how to exclusively pump, along with learning from other moms who were going through the same experience. So when it came time for me to wean, I knew that I could expect some hormonal swings that might trigger my anxiety. Yet, it still took me by surprise how much anxiety and frustration I experienced during this time. I found myself in tears over things that wouldn’t usually bother me, like my daughter waking up earlier than I had anticipated, or something not going my way.

I thankfully had a support system through family, my workplace, friends, and others which helped lighten my load. And things like support groups, flexible work and child care options ensured I was armed with information and had time to take care of myself so that I could be the strong mom my daughter needed. It was because of this support system that I was able to navigate ongoing challenges and breastfeed my daughter for seven months. It will always be one of my proudest accomplishments.

Having a new baby is hard and all moms deserve support, regardless of how you feed your baby. It is normal for breastfeeding to be challenging. If you are a breastfeeding mom experiencing pregnancy-related depression and anxiety, don’t be afraid to reach out for help and tap into your own village of support.

  • To find a breastfeeding support group or class near you, contact your hospital, health care provider, lactation consultant, local WIC office, La Leche League, breastfeeding coalition, breastfeeding supply store or moms group and ask for support groups or peer counselors in your area. Most groups are free to the public.
  • Provide breastfeeding information to family, friends, coworkers, supervisors, neighbors, child care providers and others to educate on breastfeeding and explain what YOU need for them to be supportive. Find those individuals that are supportive of your decision to breastfeed and ask for help.

Visit postpartum.net/colorado for information about pregnancy-related depression and anxiety and find Colorado coordinators who can give you support and resources in your area. You can also call 1.800.944.4773 for confidential, free and immediate support. 

Author: Hanna Nichols, Colorado Mom, in partnership with Mile High Mamas.

 

Visionworks shares importance of annual eye exams and protective eyewear (with discount!)

Did you know 1 in 4 children has a vision problem? I was one of them. My eyesight starting declining in second grade, by third grade I was diagnosed with a lazy eye and my eyesight evolution has taken me from glasses to contact lenses to Lasik surgery and now back to glasses again. 

Given my history, you would think I’d be more proactive about eye exams for my kids but between dental checkups, doctor’s exams, and everything else we do to keep our kids healthy, it’s easy to forget about our children’s vision.  In 2017, Visionworks is teaming up with Little League® to become the official eyewear and eye care retailer of Little League Baseball and Softball.  Together, the organizations are raising awareness about the importance of annual eye exams and protective eyewear for school-aged children, especially those children who play sports.

According to the American Optometric Association, vision plays an important role in how well children perform in school, outdoor games and sports. Playing catch in the backyard or participating in team sports at school requires clear distance vision, good depth perception, wide field of vision and effective eye-hand coordination. 

Visionworks shares these important signs that your Little Leaguer might be experiencing visual problems: Squinting, holding books close to face when reading, twisting or tilting of the head to favor one eye, complaints of headaches and dizziness, blurred or double vision, frequent blinking or rubbing of eyes, inability to judge distance properly (bumping into things) and school and athletic performance.

Did you know:

  • Getting your child’s eyes checked regularly is essential for spotting issues that are treatable when caught early.

(Visionworks lenses)

  • According to the American Optometric Association, infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should have additional eye exams at age 3, and just before they enter the first grade — at about age 5 or 6, then annually from ages 5 to 19.
  • Preemies or kids with a family history of childhood eye problems may need more frequent or more detailed exams.
  • In most cases, your child doesn’t need to go to an eye doctor to have her vision checked, since many pediatricians do screenings at well-child visits, and schools often give them yearly too (check to see whether your child’s school does).
  • Babies 6 to 12 months can also get free eye exams through the American Optometric Association’s InfantSee program.
  • Each year, thousands of eye injuries could be prevented by people wearing safety glasses or protective eyewear. For children, eye injuries happen mainly during sports and other active play.

With the Little League World Series going on August 17-27, Visionworks wants to remind baseball families all across the country to get their little athlete’s eyes checked. Also, for families headed to the Little League World Series, parents and players will be able to visit Visionworks at the Family Fun Zone to learn more about how they can help keep their eyes healthy.

Visionworks Information and Deals

Visionworks has a lot of great information about Eye Health for Children that includes common vision problems, UV protection for kids and important facts about polarized protection. Learn more at their website and also how to receive 40% off your next purchase! Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest

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Keystone Science School: Our Electrifying Summer of Imagination!

My son Bode was uncharacteristically nervous as we waited in Keystone Science School’s registration line. It felt like a family reunion with a flurry of high-fives and fist-bumps as returning campers proudly showcased their beaded necklaces from previous years. It didn’t take long for a kind counselor to notice Bode’s apprehension as a first-year camper and introduce him to other kids.

He quickly connected with a boy who would earn the nickname “Marshmallow” from his s’mores T-shirt. When we noticed he was a returning camper, we asked about his favorite activity from last year and he divulged “I learned how to make a prison.”

The Warden (as he become known to me) would become Bode’s best friend.

Upon checking in, Bode was handed a “Passport” to pass off certain requirements like meeting his dorm-mates, visiting the medical center, meeting the camp’s Chef Henry, making a wooden nametag and every child was even given a personal welcome letter. When my husband and I left, Bode was playing extreme tag and he never looked back.

So Many Options

Keystone Science School believes that the power of inspiring curiosity and critical thinking through the lens of science changes lives. This mantra ensures that KSS is more than just a fun, outdoorsy camp–it teaches kids to learn about their surroundings and themselves.

There are several different day, overnight and teen leadership camp options for Keystone Science School (including sixth grade camps during the school year). We registered Bode for Discovery Camp (grades 2-9), KSS’ flagship residential camp program while my 13-year-old signed up for Keystone Voyagers (grades 7-9), a new action-packed program for younger teens focused on outdoor skill building and environmental science from a remote base camp. She was counting down the days until her Steamboat Rodeo session with camping and hiking in Steamboat Springs, 3 days of river kayaking instruction and horseback riding…until she broke her arm the week prior. While her brother had the time of his life, she was relegated to “Camp Grandma” at home.

Camp Activities

There were so many things that Bode loved about his Discovery Camp experience but the traditions were what made it extra special: the time-honored camp songs, hot pink gorilla sightings, stargazing in the observatory, evening “candle chats” when they shared their feelings, campfires, skits and s’mores. Each camper was given a necklace where they earned beads for everything from finishing their welcome Passport to wilderness skills to even a shower bead to encourage them to take showers throughout the week.

Bode’s themed session was Electric Boogey Woogey Woogey Woogey and they learned about electricity and the science of weather but didn’t even realize they were learning about electricity and the science of weather. How? The KSS’ staffers did such a great job incorporating lessons and activities focused around the educational theme the kids didn’t even know they were being educated. Take that, summer slide!

Challenge Hike

For the most part, the Discovery Camp stayed at their beautiful Keystone, Colo. homebase with the exception of their backpacking overnight, which is a part of every regular camp session. It was Bode’s first time backpacking and it was the perfect introduction as he learned to pack his backpack and then embarked on a 0.5-mile hike with all his gear. The counselors taught low-impact camping techniques, such as tying knots and they had a lot of fun when one of the counselors let go of the rope while demonstrating how to hang a bear bag, leaving it stuck in the tree. Ten minutes and a lot of laughter later, dislodging that bag is one lesson the kids won’t soon forget.

That night, Bode said, “We didn’t sleep in tents but hung up tarps to use as shelter in case it rained but we didn’t need them. I’ve never seen so many stars,” he marveled as he discovered the natural world at night.

The next morning, the campers awoke early to catch the sunrise and embark on a challenge hike to the summit of a nearby peak, a beautiful vista or a mountain lake. To determine their desired level of difficulty, their choices were presented on “sweat” scale and Bode chose one of the more challenging options, a 7- mile trek up 12,00-foot Radical Hill that he said was beautiful yet exhausting and made him glad he didn’t select the 13-mile option. Upon reaching the summit, each of the kids took a turn to announce “I am proud because ______” as everyone took a moment to share their accomplishment.

Adventure Day and Farewells

The last full day of camp was Adventure Day where campers were given activity options that included whitewater rafting, rock climbing, zip lining or horseback riding. Bode chose to zipline and had a blast careening across a series of cables that included the fastest zipline in all of Colorado. 

Upon returning to KSS, the campers had a pizza party and at the closing campfire, each camper was given a fun award. Later that night while the “responsible adults” were away, the kids and the counselors stealthily raided the kitchen to get icy pops and everyone came together later for a disco dance party 

When we picked Bode up the next day, there was an hour-long closing ceremony with a lengthy heartwarming video of all their adventures. As he laughed along, I marveled how he was a different kid–dirtier (he only earned that shower bead twice) but confident and so self-assured after being on his own. 

When we dropped him off earlier that week, a girl next to us tugged on Camp Director Seth Oglesby’s shirt and brazenly told him, “I get bored very easily, you know.” With a twinkle in his eye, he responded “Then I will make it my mission to make sure you are not bored!”

Rest assured, at Keystone Science School’s Summer of Imagination, boredom is not an option.

Winning Wednesday: Win Arapahoe County Fair Tickets for the Whole Family

Who wants some old-fashioned fun? A summer tradition since 1906, the 111th Arapahoe County Fair is a time to celebrate our heritage on July 27 – 30 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in Aurora.

Each year, you can enjoy returning crowd favorites plus new events and activities. Mutton bustin’ and the high-flying dock dogs return this year along with the petting farm, two nights of fireworks, sled and tractor pulls, 4-H events and exhibits, carnival rides, K9 demonstrations and delicious food. New to the fair is a second rodeo on Sunday, an old fashioned soda truck, a climbing wall, new heritage experiences in the homestead.

Fun for Kids

The Arapahoe County Fair is a playground for little ones with activities both inside and out. Your admission ticket gets you UNLIMITED carnival rides, so ride till you drop. If you want to take a break from rides, there’s a ton more to do. We’ve got the Petting Farm and the Kids’ Corral which boasts a climbing wall, hay maze, hamster wheels, a bucking bull, kids tractor pull, picnic games and the Magic Bean Show. Think your kiddo has rodeo chops? Sign them up for a ride on a sheep in the Mutton Bustin arena, or enjoy cheering on the competition from the stands. It’s fun for the whole herd.

Cool off inside on the Homestead where kids can learn about and experience what life on the farm is like. There’s a make and take area for leather crafting, rope making and more. There’s farm to market area where little ones can learn about harvesting and gathering items from the farm and taking them to market. There’s the fit as a feline contest to learn about how cats are an important part of farm life. You can visit with Alpacas, play in the sand box, and take selfies at the peek-a-boo photo stations.

A visit to the barn offers a chance to see prize-winning 4-H animals like Chickens, Rabbits and Pigs. On Saturday and Sunday, the exhibition hall will offer a mountain bike skills course for kids and on Sunday there will be a kayak/paddle boarding pool inside. There’s fun fair food like cotton candy and new this year is an old fashioned soda truck. Try your luck at the midway games to win a stuffed animal and stay up late to see the fireworks on both Friday and Saturday.

Save Big with Parker Pig

“Save Big with Parker Pig” and buy discounted tickets online now for only $10 per person, or pay $15 at the Fair gate. Parking is $5 per vehicle (cash only). Fair gates open at 4 p.m. July 27 and 11 a.m., July 28 – 30. The Fairgrounds are located at 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora, 2 miles east of E-470 at exit 13. Buy discount tickets or get more information, please visit www.arapahoecountyfair.com.

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How Activities Can Keep Your Kids Healthy and Drug-free

When parents think of summertime, many of them don’t just think of watermelon, sunshine, and the Fourth of July – they’re thinking about their kids’ packed schedules. Summertime is a prime time for many extracurricular activities including baseball and soccer, and that’s a good thing because keeping your kids busy with healthy extracurricular activities is one step toward keeping them away from drugs and alcohol.

According to the 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS), youth who participate in extracurricular activities are 1.5 times less likely to misuse prescription drugs, two times less likely to have used marijuana in the past 30 days, and two times less likely to have used illicit drugs.

Part of the positive effect of extracurricular activities is simply keeping kids busy. The more time your child is practicing for the big game or an upcoming dance recital, the less time they have to experiment with drugs and alcohol. In addition, with most extracurricular activities, using drugs or alcohol while participating affects their skills in doing the activity to the best of their ability.

Coaches can also be a positive factor in encouraging kids to avoid drugs and alcohol. According to the 2015 HKCS, a student who has a teacher who cares and encourages them is two times less likely to feel sad or hopeless, two times less likely to misuse prescription drugs, and two times less likely to have used alcohol, marijuana, and other illicit drugs. This extends to coaches and other mentors as well. These community figures, who your child looks up to, can help influence them to make healthy choices.

While extracurricular activities can make summer vacations chaotic and busy, they can also serve to keep your child healthy and drug-free. In the community of Aurora, the Aurora Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (ASAP) invites you to join the Summer Wellness Challenge as a way to track positive activities you are doing as a family and encourage increased conversation and quality time over the summer.

To learn more about  ASAP, visit www.asapaurora.org   For further information to help you have some of these important conversations and for more resources on helping your child stay drug and alcohol-free, check out www.speaknowcolorado.org

By Rachel Uslan, LCSW, Program Coordinator for the Aurora Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, in partnership with Mile High Mamas

Healing In Tandem: What To Expect In Support Groups

The first support group I attended after the birth of my daughter was a long drive away from my house. Although I knew it would be hard to take my daughter outside of the house, I forced myself to go. I was feeling extremely isolated. I did not have a built-in support network and the other moms I knew all made motherhood look easy. I remember searching people’s faces and social media posts for some sign that their experience might be similar to mine. When I arrived at the support group, nervous and flustered from carrying the weight of motherhood literally and figuratively, I breathed a sigh of relief. I had made it. I found my network.

I continued to attend support groups after that day and along with the support of my husband and therapy, found attending support groups contributed to my recovery from pregnancy-related depression and anxiety. It actively fought against my belief that I was all alone. It also helped quiet the shame I felt for not feeling the way I was “supposed to feel” about being a mom. They gave me a structured and consistent opportunity to talk with other moms who could relate to my experience of motherhood through the lens of pregnancy-related depression. Each time I went, my voice grew stronger, I affirmed my feelings and experience more, and I offered a listening ear for other moms who needed to process their experience. Thinking back on it now, I can’t imagine anything more powerful.

I understand the prospect of being vulnerable in a group of strangers may sound scary so I want to give you an idea of what to expect when attending a support group. Here are common questions:

Who leads the group?

Most support groups are run by a mental health practitioner like a therapist, counselor or licensed clinical social worker. The mental health practitioner facilitates the group.

Do I have to talk?

There is no pressure on you to lead the conversation or keep it going. You can participate as much or as little as you want. Maybe the first time you go, you just want to listen. Besides introducing yourself, you are free to follow the conversation as an active listener. Being present and witnessing the similarities in other moms’ experiences may be just what you need to hear. Then maybe once you are more comfortable sharing your story, yours will be the story that gives someone else permission to tell their story.

What do we talk about?

The flow of the group often depends on who is present and what the group feels like talking about that day. The facilitator may suggest a topic or ask a question to help the group get started. Some of the topics we covered were:

  • our birth stories
  • our specific experiences with pregnancy-related depression
  • the role social media played in our experience of motherhood
  • lack of support
  • pressure from family members, and much more

I found that in the beginning most people were fairly quiet, but once a brave soul started talking the conversation flowed naturally and more people would chime in.

Can I bring my baby?

I always brought my daughter with me when she was a baby because I had no options for childcare during the day and I was a stay-at-home mom. You can call the group in advance and ask if it’s okay to bring your baby with you. I know trying to find childcare, breastfeeding, or worrying about being away from your baby is stressful so I want you to know that it is not a sacrifice you have to make to attend a support group. That is the beauty of attending a group that caters to moms and their well-being.

Are support groups right for me?

If you are feeling nervous about attending a support group, know that you are not alone. Everyone is nervous, especially at first. If you can push past the nervous feelings and commit to at least trying one out, I think you will find with time that it gets a lot easier. Also, don’t feel like if one group doesn’t work for you, no groups will work for you. Sometimes the dynamic of the groups are different. There’s no right or wrong way to do it. As with all things in motherhood, find what works best for you and your family.

Where can I go to find a support group?

There are a number of great support groups available in Colorado. Go to postpartum.net/colorado to find the one closest to you!

– Kristina Newman

Visit Pikes Peak has announced a new club… and you’re invited!

Welcome to the 14K Club – a brand new collection of exclusive deals at 18 top attractions in the Pikes Peak region. If you plan on spending any time at all in the Pikes Peak region this summer, the 14K Club is an absolute MUST.

Joining the 14K Club gives you access to deals not found anywhere else. Once you join, you’ll be able to access all deals straight from your phone and present them at the attraction to redeem the offer. Offers are good until the end of 2017, so you have plenty of time to plan your perfect trip down to the Pikes Peak region!

Here’s a small taste at what the 14K Club offers:

  • Buy one, get one FREE van up/bike down rides on Pikes Peak with Challenge Unlimited on Sundays.
  • A special “fast line” for the outdoor attractions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
  • $7 off rafting trips with Echo Canyon River Expeditions
  • 20% off admission to the Ghost Town Museum
  • A free tote bag at Historic Old Colorado City
  • 50% off any melodrama at the Iron Springs Chateau
  • Buy one kids admission and get one free at the Space Foundation Discovery Zone

…And tons more!

The Pikes Peak region is the perfect getaway just a short drive down I-25. Once you’ve arrived, you can ascend Pikes Peak on the world’s highest cog railway, partake in family-friendly rafting along the Royal Gorge, visit cliff dwellings over 700 years old, immerse yourself into Colorado’s western past at the Ghost Town Museum, and so much more!

Membership is just $7 for adults and $5 for kids. Visit http://www.pikes-peak.com/14k-club/ to join.