Hey, Spike! takes to the road | SummitDaily.com

Hey, Spike! takes to the road

Miles F. Porter IV
Special to the Daily/Miles F. Porter IVSo there we were in Yellowstone National Park, and this Bull Bison was sauntering right up the middle of the road, tying up traffic. Two hours later on our return from seeing Old Faithful, the same big-as-a minivan beast was about 1.5 miles up the road.

Dateline: Points West – Sandwiching a 10-day road trip between Frisco’s BBQ Challenge and the Fourth of July celebrations around Summit County, we’re sitting in the Channel House at Oregon’s Depoe Bay, where it’s the expected foggy and in the 50s.

We made stops in Jackson Hole, Wyo., dined at friend Hagan Dudley’s Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, toured Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, spent a night in West Yellowstone, Mont., zipped by Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho, visited Pendleton and Portland, Ore., saw the immense Columbia River with its tribs: Deschutes and Hood.

Now it’s to Grants Pass on the Rogue River to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Mary’s cousin Arlette and husband Don Butler. They are the parents of Marcelle, who used to live in the county.

Spike’s traveling quick takes:

• Wow! lotsa people are traveling.

• A lot of construction of roads and buildings going on.


Before taking off, we noted these folks barbecuing it up:

Sara Boyd, Rebecca Volker, Heather Ireland, Leslie Sikon, Kim Adams, Gail Schaefer, Wayne Scyzgial, John Roberts, Debbie Parmelee, Jackie Crandall, Rory Moulton and Kallie and Lynn Vaughan, Amy Nelson, Dr. Jim “JB” Bachman, daughter Stephanie, daughter-in-law Amber, and granddaughter Uriana; Tyler and Deb Myers, Ryan Banker, Nate Purcell, George Casaletta, Mike “Mags,” Julie and Gabby Magliocchetti, Mark Fox, Alex Miller, Michael Penny, Julieanne Gilchrist, Sandy Schmaderer, John and Joanne Buchanan, Ryan Collins, Joe “JJ” Bailey, Rob and Brenda Hughey, Ron Hoffman, Shelby Newley, Larry Feldman, Woody, Melinda and Erin Vangundy, Jim Deines and Linda Simon, Dan Berggren, Mark “Blackie” Black, Norma Sundin, Jay and Brenda Herman, Steve and Jennifer Brauns, Lauren Kull Fisher, Paul Connelly, Tina Hutting, Bonnie Moinet, Teresa Silcox, Todd Powell, Krista Pueblo and Gary Waterman, Doug Paxton, Gary and Dawn Sonnett, Brad Sutor, Jim and Maryann Annunziata, Rob and Trev Philippe and Val Weber, George and Lisa Tousey, Seth Zelin, John Davis, O’Lynda Fette, Lori Frishette, Kim Casey, Seth Bartley, Steve and Sandee Smith, Ricky and Judi Amico, Deb Wohlmuth, Cindy Spaulding, Jeffrey Spaulding, Jeff and Kari Davis, Bobby Kato, Martin The Barber, Kathy and Coral Schmidt, That Hot Dog Man Pete, Jeannette Gongloff, Walmart Pat, Gary Wilkinson, Sandy Sheffield, Connie and Pete Jessen, Wendy Yates and Zach Johnson, Dick Boylan, Jim “JW” Walsh, Jon Ginsberg, Dan Fallon, Charlie McKaig, Marybeth and Dan Hunter, Kim Garrity and Ray Slaughter, Danny “Amos” Moroz, Sharon and Larry Siler, Don Peterson, Dave and Annie Petersen, Sister Rita Cammack, Dan and Maureen Reisdorph, Kaylie Miller, Tom Hronek, Christine Guinn, Butch Elich, Paula Parker, Keith Bilisoly and Melanie Frey, Joel Godfrey, Charlie Eazor, and Candy Yanke.


From the mailbag:

Hey, Spike!

Just wanted to drop a note to let you know I enjoy the column. Reading it really keeps me updated with my old hometown of Frisco.

Life here in Granbury, Texas, is wonderful, even being in the throes of the summer heat, which is running about 100 degrees right now, but I would not trade it for all the months of snow in Summit. Love to you both.

Kim, Jack and Pearl (the dog) Fancher

Locals will recall Kim, an interior designer, is the daughter of Century 21 Realtor Marge Epp Hettenbaugh, now living in Tucson.

And Jack was an owner of the original Farley’s out at Copper Mountain and Whiskey Creek in Frisco.


Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former Climax miner, graduate of Adams State College, and a resident of Summit County since 1982.

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