Summit Up 11-22-10


Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that is considering how awesome it would be to have a 20-car garage.

We recently heard about this wonderful Golden mountaintop retreat that can house at least 18 cars – and if we suck in tight, maybe we can fit a few extras. It’s listed on car We didn’t know there was a place that sold properties based solely on their car-retaining capacity.

The place has three to four bedrooms, the listing says. Five bathrooms. Hm. Each tenant can have at least four cars!

But what if we did something else with the space? Think of how many bunk beds could fit in there. A kerosene heater and some wall hangings and you’ve got yourself a mountaintop hostel.

With Halloween come and gone, we guess it might be a little bit late to consider a haunted house… but there’s a possibility. We’re not sure if the 4,400 square feet listed for the home includes the garage space, but if it does – think what kind of haunted abode you could create!

Maybe it could be flooded in winter to create an ice-skating rink. Get out your tennis ball and broom and set up for a good ol’ fashioned, slip-sliding game of broomball. Charge admission and maybe you’ll have the place repaid before you get bored with the garage’s possibilities and sell.


It’s been snowing ’round here quite a bit these days. We’re glad our Ullr summons has produced results.

Again, we stick our tongues out to ye who wished the Indian Summer stuck around a bit longer. Tuck that head back under the pillows and pray for spring. We’ll be out enjoying the snow – and praying for more – as it continues to fall this week.

Just like our friend on the front page of the sports section in today’s SDN. Even we were a little bit jealous of those crisp, clear turns against such a backdrop. Sigh…


The little voices in our heads are telling us it’s going to be pretty cold these next few days. And by little voices, we mean the television in the newsroom that’s murmuring bits and pieces of useless commercial sales and news tidbits between exciting Sunday football commentary.

That said, we’re off to go dig out our floor-length down coat and Russian rabbit-fur hat – great for arctic temps. Happy Monday!

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