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Hiking Lost Creek Wilderness – Lizard Rock Trail

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Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

I have hiked several trails in Lost Creek Wilderness, however this was the first time that I have hiked Lizard Rock Trail. This was a quick little day hike that Lisa and I did as an out and back, but there are several opportunities to make a loop at different points along the trail. This hike would not be good for young children, however it is a good hike for families with teenagers.

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Hiking the Heizer Trail

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Difficulty: Strenuous NOTE: This is not a hike for younger children; mid to older teenagers is the youngest I would recommend for this outing. Heizer Trail is a very nice trail just west of Colorado Springs; it is not very well-known so there are no crowds, even on weekends. One Sunday afternoon instead of going to the gym, Lisa and …

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Dad’s Awesome Breakfast Sandwich

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I love breakfast! Especially fried eggs, toast, hash browns and bacon. What better way to enjoy this classic egg breakfast than to have it in the form of a sandwich; you’ll get a taste of everything in every bite! It takes about 15-20 minutes to make, depending on how well you time everything. This recipe assumes a couple things: You …

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Hiking Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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Difficulty: Easy A pretty area just west of Colorado Springs is Red Rock Canyon Open Space. With the system of trails here, one can make several different loops so that each hike here could be a little different. Keep in mind that this area gets very crowded on the weekends since it has close proximity to town; last time Lisa …

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Hiking The Section 16 Loop

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Note: This is a re-post of a hike we went on a couple years ago. This trail is in the foothills just west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Enjoy! For memorial day, the Unexpected Mom and I decided to get up early to beat the crowds and hit a trail. Known as “Section 16” (AKA Palmer Red Rock Trail Loop), this …

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Pseudo-Black Friday Shopping at Lowe’s

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For Christmas this year I bought a new 7.5 foot Christmas tree from Lowe’s on Wednesday 11/26, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and thus the Wednesday before black Friday. Now I have never gone out shopping early in the morning on black Friday; fighting crowds to save a few bucks was never my thing. Actually, when I bought my new tree, …

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Fitness in Fatherhood

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Is it possible to stay in shape, or even get in shape as the father of a newborn? Before my daughter was born, I was sure that I would be able to keep up with my regular workout routine, but alas, how naive I was. I have gone from working out 5 or 6 days a week, to working out …