Summertime with the Jug

bikes outside the jugIt’s hard not to associate the Jug with summer —  especially with FIBArk and other festivals that happen downtown. Since the Jug is across the street from Riverside Park it’s in the heart of the action. But, of course, we see evidence of the Jug everywhere. Happy summer!

This is the place to be.

This is the place to be.

Part of the landscape.

Part of the landscape.

FIBArk — the mark of summer in Salida.

FIBArk — the mark of summer in Salida.

Ferris wheel fun

Ferris wheel fun during FIBArk.

Boaters doing their thing during FIBArk.

Boaters doing their thing during FIBArk.

Catching air.

Catching air.

Catching fish.

Catching fish.

Two registers! Double time.

Two registers! Double time.

Always service with a smile or a crazy look.

Always service with a smile or a crazy look.

Waiting in the shade

Waiting in the shade

Raise your can.

Raise your can.

Busy good times. ,

Busy good times. ,

 

Calm waters.

Calm waters.

Mike Potts kicking back on a summer float

Mike Potts kicking back on a summer float

Dan Zettler — real men do wear pink.

Dan Zettler — real men do wear pink..

Keeping good company.

Keeping good company.

Cheers.

Cheers.

Summertime in Salida.

Summertime in Salida.

A Pass You Can’t Pass Up

A driver’s license and a season pass to a ski resort may be the two most important IDs for a Coloradoan. Monarch Mountain’s One Planet One Pass is a prized possession for many residents of Chaffee, Fremont, Pueblo and El Paso counties. Why is a season pass to Monarch Mountain such a gem?

“Hometown Mountain”

Tailgating on the closing day

The nickname seems appropriate. The lift lines don’t snake around and around; the lift operators often address you by your name; you can tail gate in the parking lot and there’s a family friendly portion of the lodge where many skiers and snowboarders set up their crockpots and coolers.

Definitely, season pass holders say one of the attractions of Monarch is this laid back atmosphere.

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