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Karen says ...
In 2007, we packed up the vehicle and drove to Wyoming, tent camped in both Yellowstone & the Grand Tetons, and a day of white water river rafting in Jackson Hole. Stayed in bed & breakfast places / motels on the way there and back. FUN, FUN!!!
08/26/2010 7:58:21 AM CDT
D says ...
Road Trip 2009 - Three weeks traveling East - Niagra Falls, Cooperstown NY, Boston, NYC, Ellis Island, Philadelphia, Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pittsburgh, 7 Civil War battlesites. Our daughter produced an awesome DVD movie complete with music from the 1800+ pictures taken. When your 16yr old helps plan the trip and then still tells everyone it was the BEST trip of her life, you know it was something special!
08/26/2010 8:00:07 AM CDT
Synthia Humphrey says ...
This summer I went home to Des Moines, Iowa for a family reunion. I have not been able to go home for five years. I was able to spend time with my mother, who is now 93 years old. I met my new nieces and nephews. I saw family members I had not seen in years. I met family members for the first time. This is one of those summers for me that was priceless.
08/26/2010 8:01:20 AM CDT
Stefanie says ...
My most memorable summer was my first summer after my first year of college because I was on my own and had a great job as a lifeguard. I got to be around water all day getting tan and I was doing something I love. This summer was filled with a great job, friends and a lot of fun memories.
08/26/2010 8:01:45 AM CDT
DebK says ...
Road trip 2008 - 3-week family trip out East, starting in Niagara Falls and heading for Cooperstown NY, Boston, NYC, Ellis Island, Philadelphia, Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pittsburgh. When your 16yr old daughter helps with planning, loves everything we did on the trip, creates a DVD from the 1800+ pictures as a keepsake from the trip and then continues to tell everyone that this was the BEST trip ever, you know it had to be special.
08/26/2010 8:06:13 AM CDT
Kathleen Sheridan says ...
My most memorable summer is always the one that has just ended as I love this season for going to the beach, swimming in the ocean and eating all the fruits of the summer harvest!
08/26/2010 8:09:09 AM CDT
Mary H says ...
Summers of my childhood were all memorable.We were free from school and homework. We played pick up baseball games on the street, made go-carts from wooden grocery crates and old baby carriage wheels, rode our bikes to the park and the pubic pool...with no parents. We caught fireflies in glass jars, read comic books and traded baseball cards. We only came in when the street lights came on. All in the Bronx.
08/26/2010 8:09:58 AM CDT
Barbara says ...
This summer has been my most memorable. I bought a sweet little house last year and have been working on landscaping and planning my first garden in almost 30 years. When my 3 year old granddaughter comes to visit my "beautiful new house" she immediately says, "Gee-maw, lets go pick the garden". She puts on her pink-flowed garden boots and her matching gloves, picks up her little basket and we go pick the garden. She loves the cherrie tomatoes because there are so many to pick at one time. She asks for help picking the cucumbers because they have "stickers". She very methodically checks the big boy tomatoes and determines they are not red enough to pick and we should let them stay a little longer. Sometimes there are yellow squash to pick. Strawberries are not producing at all. She then decided she wanted some flowers around her new playhouse I had installed. I told her I had some we could plant. Last weekend, she planted seven gerbera daiseys in three planter boxes in front of her gate to her playhouse. After we planted her daiseys, I told her I needed her help next year because I wanted to plant some Caladiums. I showed her pictures of the tubers and explained how I would dig the hole and she would put the tuber in the ground and then showed her a beautiful picture a vibrant red and green Caladium and what the tubers would look like when they came up. Her response, "Those are leaves". Surprised at her response, I said well there are different colors to choose from, so I showed her a vibrant pink and green, she loves pink. Her response again, "Those are leaves". She left me speechless. Needless to say, I am having a wonderful and memorable summer with my granddaughter making beautiful memories and having a great time. Barbara Brannon
08/26/2010 8:10:56 AM CDT
Heide says ...
My best summer was spent backpacking through Europe with colleagues. We spent 7 weeks "training" from country to country and ended our journey in Paris. I think we were the only backpackers returning home with shopping bags full of new clothes, leather goods, and porcelain! It was just great!
08/26/2010 8:12:55 AM CDT
Robin Garcia says ...
My most memorable summer was spent sailboat racing in the Long Island sound. Great fun, new friends, family bonding and created the most memorable experience!
08/26/2010 8:14:42 AM CDT
Laura says ...
The most memorable summer is when I feel in love with my sweetheart. We had so many fantastic dates during that summer. We had gone on many picnics together while we went hiking in varies locations. We have now been married 16 years coming this fall.
08/26/2010 8:15:30 AM CDT
john simpson says ...
summer trips was always involved baseball!!!! me and my dad driving to san fransico to see the giants!!! this when i was young we saw 2 series 1 was Alanta with HANK ARRON he hit a foul ball and my dad dived and even got the ball wow what a memory i remember fisherman warf with crab and the ocean i will never forget it john
08/26/2010 8:15:38 AM CDT
Pam Johnson says ...
Life is full of Summers. When you are a child your summer is filled with endless days of play. Rememering the first time I went to Disney world with my folks, My Dad worked his labor intense fulltime job and did grass cutting and other odd jobs to save up to take us it meant alot to him to be able to take us and we were so excited! This Summer I got to take my child to the Beach to see the ocean for the first time she got to pet a dolphin! Life is full of Summers.
08/26/2010 8:17:32 AM CDT
Carlos says ...
The summer of 1983, a 10-week bicycle trip from New York up to Canada, across the continent and down the West Coast to San Diego. Will never forget the bears rummaging around my tent in Vermont, the French couple in Montreal who brought me a bowl of homemade vanilla icecream to wolf down before letting me pitch my tent in their back yard. The woman in the car on a remote Ontario road who pulled up beside me, rolled down her window and asked the following questions as I kept pedalling: "Been traveling far?" "Are you hungry?" "Would you like to have a home-cooked meal?" After I answered in the afirmative to all the questions, she invited me to follow her to her house where she and her husband treated me like a king with a huge pile of fried chicken and fixins with homemade pie and icecream for dessert. Then there was the scary time in Saskatchewan with the guy in the truck following me around town and then inviting me to his farm about five miles out of town down a long dirt road. "No thanks," I told him as I decided to pay for a dingy room above a noisy tavern. The mattress took the shape of a U as the center sank to the floor when I climbed aboard. Not sure the sheets were clean. It was nice to be out on the road early the next day. Bucked tornado-warning winds for three days. Experienced 30-mile downhills. Met interesting people all along the way. Will never forget the dairy farmer in Alberta who invited me, as the last rays of the sun were diminishing in the West at around 10:30 p.m. to stay in the RV in their back yard for the night. When his wife came home a little later and saw this scruffy stranger sitting at the table conversing with their pretty teenage daughters, she didn't seem to happy, but her husband must have assured her everything would be OK. In Sand Point Idaho, there was a family that let me and another guy I started riding with in Alberta stay in their guest home behind their house. She even gave us the keys to her car so we could venture down town for the evening. There was this guy and his wife in Port Angeles, Washington, who let us stay with them for a week. Hurricane Ridge which is a very strenous 17-mile ride up from Port Angeles, has to be one of the most spectacular places to see. I could go on and on. That summer was tops.
08/26/2010 8:20:47 AM CDT
Laura says ...
My most memorable summer was right after high school, feeling as if I was completely free but that I better live it up before college starts in the fall. My friends and I went to concerts, city events, museums, picnics, hikes, staying up until sunrise, camping, beach trips everything we could do to live life to the fullest knowing that a world of opportunities was ready to meet us right around the labor day bend and also knowing that our lives and friendhsips would never be quite the same after that summer.
08/26/2010 8:24:08 AM CDT
Rose Weikert says ...
My most memorable summer was the year I got married, August 11, 2004. We spent a week in Maine where I am from. We got married outside by the ocean at Two Lights State park. We had a double ceremony. I am Native American and we had my Elder do a Native ceremony as well as one of my dear friends did the civil part. It was very spiritual having it out in nature and having the Native part of it. We both were filled with the spirit of all that were there. Rain was predicted that day but for us the gods were shining on us. It was a beautiful sunny day and everything turned out wonderful!!!
08/26/2010 8:28:31 AM CDT
Gia says ...
In late summer of 2000, I drove from Atlanta, GA to Vancouver, BC. I went through 10 states and had a great time getting to see some amazing things about our country. Driving through Wyoming at sunrise was absolutely beautiful.
08/26/2010 8:35:12 AM CDT
Evangeline Smith says ...
My most memorable summer was between 11th and 12th grade when may parents and the four of us kids when on a four week camping trip across the country from Pennsylvania to California and back...what memories!!
08/26/2010 8:37:31 AM CDT
Lisa says ...
Labor Day was never a special day for me so winning this basket would definitely change that.
08/26/2010 8:44:18 AM CDT
Sonia Thai says ...
THIS SUMMER is my most memorable because I became a mom!! My little boy came into the world in July and he's the most amazing human being I have ever met. His smile, his expressions, funny faces, his cooing...I just melt when I see him. He's growing every day. Every day is a new day of discover for us. I have the BEST JOB IN THE WORLD - being his mom!
08/26/2010 8:45:42 AM CDT
Kim Hanson says ...
My most memorable and enjoyable summer was spent on Cape Cod. My brother in law had a beautiful home in Wellfleet that he let us use. The views of the bay and marshes from the deck truly took your breath away. I took many walks with my 3 young daughters along the shore. They discovered all sorts of natural wildlife. Of course we spent time at the beaches, jumping in waves and beach combing. A pod of whales swam by off shore one of the days we were at the beach, followed by a whale sighting tour boat. The shops were fun to explore and the girls found many treasures to keep. Cookouts with fresh seafood....need I say more. My husband has since passed away, but I will never forget the wonderful times we spent on the Cape as a family!!
08/26/2010 8:45:46 AM CDT
Jennifer Steele says ...
The past several summers I have had the opportunity to travel in Latin America with my husband and daughter (11) separately. It has been a great blessing to share adventure, great food and new experiences, mixed with meeting new people and seeing old friends with each of them. I look forward to next summer when hopefully we'll get to go for longer on a new adventure all together and with my son (9) too!
08/26/2010 8:50:33 AM CDT
Andy Stankovits says ...
Best summer so far was 2000. Graduated from Rutgers - immediatley went on a great vacation to New Orleans with 8 good college friends. Came home. Two days later - went to Culebra, Puerto Rico for another week with some good high school friends. I probably will not experience the luxury of back to back vacations for a long, long time!
08/26/2010 8:51:23 AM CDT
Terri P. says ...
every summer is memorable just being able to be with my family (9 sisters and 6 brothers)and all my neices and nephews...going on family cruises (I will miss this years). Bar-b-queing and swimming or just sitting by the pool relaxing watching the kids have fun. Camping with the whole family for the weekend....
08/26/2010 8:51:57 AM CDT
dominique says ...
my most memeboral summer was the summer I spent road trippin with my family I was about 12 at the time and we all got in the car, my stepdads burgundy colored caddie and drove to new york city it was a looong ride but I learned alot like my brother gets motion sickness and my sister has to be active or else she will go crazy and I like to sleep. It was a great bonding moment for us all and one crazy ride. We finally arrive in new york where we took in the sites and were true tourist which is funny considering everyone in the car was born here except my brother and stepfather. We shopped dined and even went to visit the dinasour musuem in new york. Got some great pizza and chinese food that you can't find anywhere but in new york. It was amazing and I love every minute of it. I was sad when we had to leave but I think the adventure was in the car ride itself we stopped in a few unknown towns memory is a bit vague but it was so cool
08/26/2010 8:56:43 AM CDT

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