Summit Up 6-24-12:Where we’re no longer spring chickens |

Summit Up 6-24-12:Where we’re no longer spring chickens

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This group of Summit locals enjoyed a little piece of home while on a seven-day raft trip through the Grand Canyon. Pictured from left to right are Joanne Rudloff, Connie Ritchie, Rick Ritchie, Ellie Howie, Jeanne Jenkins, Tim Jenkins, Michal Stefanacci and Paul Stefanacci.

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up the world’s only daily column that’s no spring chicken anymore. Seems to us somewhere between diapers and diapers the things that we thought were the cat’s meow (you know we’re old if we’re using that turn of phrase) in our youth, like launching ourselves off of very tall objects, gorging ourselves sick on Oreos and ding-dong ditching really aren’t that fun anymore. Meanwhile, somewhere along the way, things we used to hate like taking baths, naps and well, pretty much just bedtime in general have become awesome. But all of this happens somewhat slowly so you don’t really notice. Then one day you wake up and realize you’ve got gray hair, a short temper and have somehow lost your taste for orange soda.

But apparently every once in a while grown-up-hood comes along and just kicks you right in the – well you get the picture. That happened to us this week when we realized, as fun as camping still is, sleeping on the ground without some kind of pad or ground-softening device hurts our backs. Seems like just yesterday we were rolling our eyes at our parents when they refused to camp out in the back yard with us. How time flies.


On a no way related note, we’d like to send out a special Stupendbreast Alert! Stupendbreast Alert! to all the ladies (and gentlemen) in pink who got their walk on this weekend for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

They could be seen out and about in Frisco, all dressed up with 39 miles to go in their fuchsia boas and other accouterments. Pink tents were also spotted around Summit Middle School in Frisco.

They’re still at it today. We hear the parade of pink will be rounding the corner out of Frisco and heading over toward Breckenridge today. There are cheering stations along the way for anyone who wants to go lend a few supportive rounds of applause to their efforts.

Catch them at:

7:30-8:15 a.m. at the Frisco Marina

8-9 a.m. at First and Main in Frisco

9:30-11 a.m. at Summit Interiors

10:30-11:30 a.m. at Gold Hill Trail Head

10:45-11:45 a.m. at High Country Furniture on Highway 9 in Breckenridge

11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Breckenridge Recreation Center

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the finish on Main Street in Breckenridge.

We hear flair, posters, music and other general festive gear is welcome at the cheering stations. All the deets are online at


Well, folks, it’s dry as a dead lizard in the Sahara desert out there. Slather on some lotion and do all your rain dances.

We out.

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