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Gail says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer before my dad passed away. He'd been sick for a while. We spent the summer going for walks and talking. I cherish the time we spent together during his last few weeks.
08/26/2010 1:15:11 AM CDT
Nicky says ...
My most memorable summer was about 10 years ago when my mom and I went camping for a week. We started on the northern california coast and drove east camping at different lakes and seeing different sites. Loved every minute of it and am so lucky I got to spend so much quality time with my mom!!!
08/26/2010 1:16:23 AM CDT
Wynne Corson says ...
My most memorable summer was the year I was 12. We had a summer home on a lake in Iowa and I practiced swimming a long way all summer long, so I could swim across the lake (just over a mile.) My Dad rowed along beside me to make sure I didn't get in trouble and it was not a speedy journey, but I was happy to meet my goal when I got to the other side of the lake! And my parents were proud of me for sticking to it and getting it done.
08/26/2010 1:18:52 AM CDT
Ruth Smither says ...
My most memorable summer was when my husband and I drove out to California and took the coastal highway from Santa Barbara up to Monterey. We visited the Hearst castle and Pebble Beach along with the 17 mile drive in Monterey. It was magnificent!
08/26/2010 1:27:08 AM CDT
Babs says ...
My best summer, thus far in my life, was probably the summer of 2006. I took an excursion to Europe and met a young Irish sous-chef working at a quaintly-posh restaurant in the Lac-Leman region of Switzerland. Needless to say, I developed a relationship with both the chef, the land, and the EPIC food. Lavender and honey roasted cornish game hens... Om nom nom! We ended up indulging our collective wild streaks by taking off to Amsterdam for a week, and then to Prague. (lucky for us, its super cheap to bounce around Europe when you're over there) It was the most spontaneously romantic time of my life. Go young love. Theres nothing else like it.
08/26/2010 1:39:25 AM CDT
hari says ...
I had not had a vacation in ages, and my visit to Phoenix to see my son was more than I could have hoped for. Wonderful in every way. It was worth waiting 20 years for a vacation!!
08/26/2010 3:07:28 AM CDT
carolyn sterling says ...
The summer my sister and her husband took me to colorado and other states in the west when I was 16. One night in Jacob's Lake, AZ the whold sky was covered with stars...literally. The most amazing thing I have ever seen to date. Good company, good food, good grilling, good traveling. Yay for my sissy!!
08/26/2010 4:56:24 AM CDT
Lisa Smith says ...
My most memorable summer is EVERY summer since our kids were born! We love spending time as a family in the great outdoors, especially in the warm summer months! Our vacation home in Michigan gives us a chance to escape the heat and humidity of Cincinnati and enjoy some amazing outdoor adventures and great starry nights!
08/26/2010 5:31:32 AM CDT
S. Dolecki says ...
Every weekend during the summer if the weather looked favorable, my parents and all 6 of my siblings and dog would head toward Holland Michigan from Chicago for a weekend of boating and camping. We would anchor the boat off the dunes and my brothers and sisters and dog would climb the dunes. When everyone reached the top, we would race to the water. My dad made an attachable grill for the boat and we would enjoy hamburgers for lunch. I didn't realize until now- 35 years later- how much fun those boating days were....
08/26/2010 5:42:07 AM CDT
Ruth Anne says ...
So many to choose from, but one from my teen years was when I went with my skating teacher, his family about and about 10 other skaters, to a little village called Villars in the Swiss Alps where we skated for the summer. The rink had a roof, but was open air on the sides, and when we skated early in the morning, the clouds would come right into the rink, fogging up the air until the sun got hot enough to burn them out. We stayed in a large villa, and every morning I would wake up and look out the window to a view that could have been a postcard! We ate wonderful swiss chocolates, pastries, cheeses and of course cheese fondu! We climbed mountains, and traveled by rail all over Switzerland and even into Italy and France, where we ended up in a parade on Bastille Day in Chamonix. So many wonderful memories from that summer...
08/26/2010 6:03:48 AM CDT
Rosie says ...
Two years ago (2008) as I was able to stay home with my newborn daughter. Despite the stress and undpredictability of caring for a newborn, our fist child, I miss those days...
08/26/2010 6:33:28 AM CDT
Linda says ...
My most memorable summer was in 2005. My husband and I lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland for a year, working for Habitat for Humanity. We missed our kids SO MUCH we got them plane tickets and shipped them over in the summer for a week! It was crazy--awesome!
08/26/2010 6:53:17 AM CDT
Ntianu Cloud says ...
My most memorable summer was in 1995. My second child-we didn't find out the sex- was due in June. It was the hottest summer in Cleveland the temperature was over 100 degrees F for weeks and my labor would not start. I walked, more like waddled, the mile between my mom's house and my own trying to get her to come out. I tried every herb and technique to start the labor. My doctor was worried and trying to get me to schedule a c-section birth, while I was on the phone my water broke and I had to be rushed to the hospital. She is still like that today, waiting till the last minute to do everything.
08/26/2010 6:55:05 AM CDT
Linda Walker says ...
This summer we took our first vacation in 16 years-the first for our two children ages 7 &5. Just to watch their wide-eyed expressions from the drive to Pennsylvania, being in a hotel room for the first time and the actual trip to Sesame Place was priceless.
08/26/2010 6:57:16 AM CDT
Ar says ...
I married my awsome hubby!!
08/26/2010 6:58:27 AM CDT
Mary LaBudde says ...
The best summer was in college. I took a train to see my cousins in Colorado with my 10 speed bike. I spent the ride there with a little girl with long hair sitting next to me and braided and styled her hair the whole way except when we met a person doing sign language nnd they taught us some basics on how to communicate with deaf folks. In the mountains we hiked to Mt. Evans which was a bit dangerous, slept under the stars and tried biking the mountains, phew! It was the 70's, so on the train ride home, someone of course had a guitar and that was the end of the trip, listening and singing along!
08/26/2010 7:12:36 AM CDT
Ming Lee says ...
As a teen I was lucky enough to spend several summers as a archeological field worker in Nevada. The days were long and dusty, we were excavting in a cave that had been used by the original North Americans, camping in a farmers field and had access to showers every other day. It was fun and intense. The food, well, oatmeal every morning, peanut butter and jelly for every lunch and dinner, some sort of stew. Drinks were water (no ice) or gatoraid, with the occaiosnal celerbatory beer. We had fun and it was a lesson of enjoying the moment and when good food or drink happened to cross our paths,sheer pleasure.
08/26/2010 7:21:02 AM CDT
Trista says ...
My most memorable summer was the first summer with my son. After trying, praying and waiting for a child for years, it was such a celebration to finally have him! We took adventures everyday out in the community. He showed me the world anew- we just had fun enjoying the sunny days of summer together!
08/26/2010 7:24:24 AM CDT
Teri says ...
My most memorable summer would have to be the first summer we moved to Cape Cod to live with my grandparents in 1982. We lived near the beach and were able to hunt for our own clams, quahogs, mussels and oysters. All of which were a surprising new treat to my taste buds! Nana's house was THE gathering place for all of our large Italian family. We spent many afternoons with clam bakes, making homemade ice cream and enjoying each others company. The best ending to any day was watching the sunset at Campground Beach; the sun went down to thunderous applause!
08/26/2010 7:28:52 AM CDT
Olwen says ...
The summer I was 18. I spent a gap year before college in India. A group of us toured the south of the country teaching English, playing and have fun doing drama with local school children. Two little girls taught me how to pick some of the food fresh from the field and to cook an Indian dish - all the time with their Mother and Grandmother smiling on. Then we all sat down together to eat. I was 50 this month and the memory is still so vivid in my mind of their kindness and what they shared with me.
08/26/2010 7:40:55 AM CDT
Sonia says ...
O' I can remember the freedom of Summer as a young teen. Cut-off shorts, a good tan, and staying outside as long as possible.
08/26/2010 7:44:40 AM CDT
jamie gramkow says ...
Your "salad bar in schools" is a GREAT idea. I've forwarded the E-mail to a couple of the nutritionists I work with.
08/26/2010 7:48:32 AM CDT
susan matluck says ...
My most memorable summer was the first summer my husband and I took the kids to Cape Cod.Everything was new and exciting thru their eyes.Looking for horsecrabs on the beach, kite flying,miniture golf,bike trails,homemade icecream at" Sundae School " and oh so many fun things.We try to go back as often as we can,but nothing beats the first summer of wonderment!!!
08/26/2010 7:49:26 AM CDT
Karen says ...
My most memorable summer was the year I turned 21. My birthday is in the summer and my friends and I had standing reservations every weekend at the beach--and boy did we make the most of it! I had my first real boyfriend, and was looking forward to my last year of college before starting law school. Life was so simple then....
08/26/2010 7:53:06 AM CDT
Deb Van Pelt says ...
Great picnics every summer on the US Air Force Base in Westover, Mass...watching my dad play softball and meeting all of the people he worked with.
08/26/2010 7:56:57 AM CDT

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