Summit Up June 12, 2010: Where we write until we’re tired |

Summit Up June 12, 2010: Where we write until we’re tired

A trashed campsite, cleaned up by do-gooders!

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that keeps seeing signs of summer everywhere, even though the evil weatherman has hinted we might see snow this weekend, which can’t possible be true.

Yep, the Dillon Farmer’s Market has started back up, the Frisco BBQ Challenge is coming up next weekend, and Doo-Wop Denny is back playing his Sunday afternoon/evening gigs at the Blue Spruce in Frisco. DWD, as you may know, plays oldies, and he has a devoted following of folks who come to dance to his fun show very week. We were laughing at the ad in our paper, though, which said “Enjoy the golden oldies and dance until you’re tired.” This is a far cry from “party til ya puke!” isn’t it? It’s not even going as far as “dance till ya drop!” or “boogie till yer butt falls off!”

But that’s OK. DWD’s crowd is mostly older folks. Which reminds us to remind them to tip well! We’ve heard disturbing rumors of the DWD crowd being a little tight with the garnish for the waitstaff and DWD himself. If you like the show that much, make sure you take care of the folks who are making it all possible!

We’re just sayin’ …


OK, this just in, the first Camper Scum Alert! of the summer (and possibly ever, s’far as we recall). Leo and Mike write thusly:

“We hiked up to open up our irrigation water for Maryland Creek Ranch up high at South Rock Creek this past weekend. Here’s what we found when we got there (photo). Look you camping BUTT KNOCKERS, ever hear the saying “If you pack it in, PLEASE pack it out” No worries – we packed out yer’ 10-pounds of trash back to the ranch for you! But next time you’ll get an irrigation shovel knocked upside your head. And oh by the way, this area isn’t even a legal camp site anymore! May 1,000 ticks infest your under garments!! Please don’t trash our wilderness, friends!”

Second that! When you’re out hiking or camping, don’t leave so much as a gum wrapper behind … please! It’s just common courtesy.

On that note, folks, we’ve gotta run. Have a great weekend!

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