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Kate Snodgrass says ...
When thinking back to my most memorable summer a few came to mind. The most memorable of them all was the summer I was sixteen and a half & newly driving long distances. That summer I drove to camp to serve for 2 weeks. When the two weeks were up I drove home exhausted. A tire blow out occurred on a lonely country highway. Only high grass and a gravel road were close by. Thankfully a man in a truck helped put a spare tire on my vehicle. I proceeded to drive home very slowly from there. It took almost twice the time to get home but I was oh so grateful.
08/27/2010 8:13:15 AM CDT
Angela Regan says ...
My most memorable summer was when I was about 19, I went with a college roommate and her mom to Myrtle Beach for a week. We stayed in a beach house that was oceanfront. It was so much cooler than staying in a hotel. The house had a screened in porch oceanside with a hammock.Laying in that hammock, with the sea breeze blowing in and listening to the waves, was so peaceful.
08/27/2010 8:12:37 AM CDT
Kelly says ...
It's so hard to pick one. Every summer is a great summer. Sun, sand, long days, sleeping late. The best!
08/27/2010 8:12:28 AM CDT
Suzette Greer says ...
Summer is a new chapter in my life's book each year; I try to relish those gone by and look forward to those ahead. But there are a few incredible memories of summers past. One of those includes traveling with our pet Blue Jay, “Pickle” to our cottage on Lake Erie in Ohio; there was a miraculous ending. We lived in Tampa, FL at the time, so this was a long, long trip and included 2 hotel stays. We were raising Pickle to be released, but he was orphaned at the same time of our annual pilgrimage to the lake, so he had to come along on our adventure. Pickle traveled alongside us in the car, as had "TJ" the cat, "Snoopy" the dog, and many other furry & feathered friends, and later even included “Odine” the raccoon. But Pickle didn't quite know he was a bird. He sat on the steering wheel and hopped from head to head to get the best views out of the window. He perched in a cage a night in the hotels and woke us well before the alarm. Pickle loved fresh fruits and berries, organic seeds and fresh bread, and the obvious: worms. We would stop at farmers markets and little stores along the way, and of course, a few bait shops, to satisfy his needs. When we arrived at the lake, Pickle delighted in his newly learned skill of flying and flew laps throughout the cottage. He would land on my dear grandfather's head and we would all belly laugh. One day we decided the time was right to let him fly outdoors. We released him and he promptly flew to the tallest tree. He screamed there for hours. He was NOT ready to be on his own, and he was squawking at us as if to say "Get me down from here!" After getting a ladder, climbing the tree and shimmying out onto a branch, Pickle flew onto my head. I then climbed back down, and took him back to the ‘safety’ of the cottage. Shaking our heads with disbelief, we decided to wait until summer's end, and to release him in Virginia on our way home. We did release him in Pound, VA, into a beautiful little area owned mostly by our relatives called Mill Creek. We were told the most miraculous part of this story months later. It seemed that Pickle couldn't resist humans. One day he flew down to the porch of the local store, and onto one of the wheelchairs of an invalid couple. They thought it was a miracle; they didn't know about Pickle's journey, and we never told them. This was one of my most memorable summers…
08/27/2010 8:12:19 AM CDT
Mary Colangelo says ...
I don't remember the year but there were many on Little Sebago Lake in Gray, Maine with my grandmom. Our grandmother swam in the lake with us and played games with us, made homemade doughnuts and other treats, told us stories, cleaned the fish we caught in early morning, and cooked them for breakfast...as a child, I lived for those summers in Maine. Those summers were summers of magic that I want to live now.
08/27/2010 8:12:00 AM CDT
jayedee says ...
my most memorable summer was the year my kids had chickenpox. the first one broke out the week that school ended for the summer and the last one broke out the week before school started in the fall.....i had one itchy kid at a time.....ALL summer. we spent our summer taking oatmeal baths and dabbing on calamine lotion lol
08/27/2010 8:11:55 AM CDT
Kelsey says ...
My most memorable summer would be when I was about six or seven. My mom would always call us in from playing and have all this fresh fruit cut up, and sometimes cookies, for my sisters and I and even for some of the neighbor's kids too. What a life, playing and eating good food all day everyday! I can't wait to be a mom like that for my kids.
08/27/2010 8:11:53 AM CDT
Isabel says ...
Best summer was four years ago. I graduated from doctoral school, my son was playing little league, and we won, making it all the way to their world series. Spent the summer traveling by car with family and friends. Lots of BBQ's, sun, and nights lighting up the sky with fireworks.
08/27/2010 8:11:41 AM CDT
Thea says ...
My most memorable summer was in 2000, when I spent it in Kenya. I got to spend my summer with awesome people in a wonderful country. Great landscapes, food and culture. I made lifelong friends and I'll never forget that trip. I'm a mom now and I hope I can bring my daughter and my husband there someday so they can experience a little bit of what I did.
08/27/2010 8:11:41 AM CDT
Lynn R says ...
My most memorable summer was 2002 - 8 years ago - the last time we all went on vacation together. The 3 of us - my 6 year old daughter (at the time), my husband, & myself. It was a very enjoyable vacation with all of us being together & having the time of our lives. We went to the beach, walked the board walk at night, did some shopping, & ate good food. Unfortunately, the economy has gotten the best of us & we haven't been on vacation since then. But those memories will never be forgotten.
08/27/2010 8:10:48 AM CDT
onemotherslove says ...
When I was little, my favorite summers were lived in my swimsuit. We had an above ground pool and I was in it every day, all day. It was great because we didn't have air conditioning, so I stayed cool. We often had friends over because not everyone had a pool back then. Good times. I'd love to win the prize pack!!
08/27/2010 8:10:40 AM CDT
Carisa says ...
I'm having a hard time determining the most memorable because two very important milestones are battling it out...In the summer of 2007 I finally married the love of my life. We had a beautiful August wedding surrounded by people we love! It wasn't extravagant but it was a perfect day filled with happiness, good food, lots of dancing, and even a quick run to the bar next door (in the middle of the reception) for a group shot with our guests! Now I reflect on this summer which has me 8 months pregnant with our first child. Our little girl has been kicking up a storm, keeping me up at night and growing bigger every day! Everyone seems to feel bad that I get to "deal with" this last trimester during the summer, but I just feel blessed to able to have these moments as part of my life. I joke that, although she is due a the end of September, this Labor Day may take on a whole other meaning for my husband and I!
08/27/2010 8:09:59 AM CDT
H. Elliott says ...
Every summer is my favorite summer! This year has to top my list. My grandmother turned 80, and to celebrate we all met at the beach. My grandfather had passed away in the winter and the oil spill had happened. We really cherished that family time and the ability to go the beach. We enjoyed the wonder of it all. That's a great summer!
08/27/2010 8:09:30 AM CDT
Becky Sher says ...
I remembered one summer in Hong Kong when I was a teenager, our family was having a barbecue in the Garden of Falls within walking distance from home. The roaring of the falls was loud but soothing. Dad was enjoying his freshly grilled honey BBQ chicken wing with his hands while I took a picture of him. It captured the contentment and love overflowing from his bright eyes and a big smile on the face. The picture was long gone, but I will always see my late father's face at that moment.
08/27/2010 8:09:27 AM CDT
Poopak says ...
My most memorable summer is the summer of 2008 that my sister and my parents visited me in US and we made trip to San Diego and LA. Our breakfast was at the Whole foods market in La Jola and lunch and dinner at local restuarants.
08/27/2010 8:09:09 AM CDT
James Parkert says ...
<a href="http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/2553" rel="nofollow"></a> Whole Foods salads are my favorite summer treat...
08/27/2010 8:08:54 AM CDT
Susan Lamb says ...
The summer I was 15 was the first landing on the moon. I spent the summer in Kentucky with my cousins and we stayed up all night to watch. It was an amazing sight. My cousin had a 65 Dodge Dart convertible and we had a grand time with the top down, going to town to the A&amp;W Root Beer Stand. Those were the days!
08/27/2010 8:08:52 AM CDT
Robin Karwowski says ...
In 2004 I spent the Summer studying abroad in London. This was the most educational and culturally challenging experience of my life. I learned so much about myself and my world. It lead to a school major change to International Studies and a several more trips abroad. I found a passion and a love for foreign policy and credit that summer.
08/27/2010 8:08:49 AM CDT
Kristine says ...
My most memorable summer was a summer in High School that my mom flew me to CA to stay with my grandparents. Their friends had some kids that were a few years older than me and they took me around CA during those weeks and I had so much fun! From bonfires on the beach, learning how to drive on mountain roads, to a double date with cute guys in a 4 person airplane where they flew us down the coast for dinner and back, I will NEVER forget that summer!
08/27/2010 8:08:17 AM CDT
Beverly Hall says ...
My most memorable summer was this summer (2010). My grandaughter, husband and I started a garden as a hobby and it turned into a neighborhood produce stand. We supplied tomatoes, cucumbers and squash to neighbors and co-workers, but most of all it was a learning experience for Camrynn, my 9 year old granddaughter. She didn't like tomatoes before, but now she likes them fresh from the garden. We harvested corn, okra, broccoli, all types of peppers both sweet and hot, we ran from frogs in the garden, Camrynn fought dragon flies, played in the water, picked all kinds of veggies she'd never seen anywhere else but the grocery store, but most of all, we had loads of fun and took tons of pictures. Now we're making marinara sauce out of the abundance of tomatoes left so that we can remember summer all winter long.
08/27/2010 8:07:54 AM CDT
Sarah says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer when I got engaged to my husband, 23 years ago. I don't think any summer will top that one, for me.
08/27/2010 8:07:51 AM CDT
Susie Davis says ...
One of my most memorable summers was 2009. We traveled across country and visited many new places. Virginia Beach and Washington, D.C. were two of the fun places we stayed. Of course the most fun we had was exploring Manhatten for the first time and discovering a Whole Foods in the Time Warner building and stopping by for lunch. Nothing like finding something familiar amid the unfamiliar! Just a great time traveling with family!
08/27/2010 8:07:50 AM CDT
amber says ...
My most memorable summer is the current one. My 3 children are all old enough to go in the pool by themselves and everyday they were in it for either an hour or all day long. Our weekly thursday trip was to the farmers marker. We went berry pick many times and had a fantastic 2 week vacation in Myrtle beach. We still have a few weeks left before school starts. Although the weather is starting to cool down here we are going apple picking next week and building a camp fire. Should be lots of fun.
08/27/2010 8:06:52 AM CDT
Christienne Miller says ...
This summer 2010 was the most memorable for me because I got to teach my 3 1/2 year old about the wonders of kayaking and the beauty of the waterways in Tennessee. It was also remarkable because I reconciled with my father, after not having contact with him for 20 years. I also was blessed with meeting my 1/2 brother, who is now 24 years old. Though I was born in the original summer of love, 2010 is my summer of love!
08/27/2010 8:06:49 AM CDT
Luke S says ...
My most memorable summer was probably the summer I turned 17. My friends and I had just gotten our licences and we had so many possibilities. We just drove around and adventured. It was fantastic.
08/27/2010 8:06:45 AM CDT

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