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Amy says ...
This summer has been my most memorable. My oldest son turned 4, my daughter is 2 1/2 and my precious baby boy is now 4 months. A summer full of swimming, parks, beaches, and camping trips has been amazing. Reminds me of my summers growing up. Only better.
08/25/2010 7:54:12 AM CDT
Jessica says ...
Summers I remember as great are the ones when I was younger and would play night games with all the neighborhood kids. Our parents would sit on the porch and watch us and we'd end up having a big bonfire late into the night. Those were some of the most relaxed and careless summers.
08/25/2010 8:05:03 AM CDT
linda says ...
The summer after my senior year in high school was pretty memorable. No responsibilities, no worries, we were just having fun until everyone went their separate ways - to college or work or travel.
08/25/2010 8:25:42 AM CDT
Holly Wang says ...
My most memorable summer was definitely last summer. I had just moved from San Diego to New York City on a whim and I was all out of sorts. I thought moving was going to be a huge adventure, and it sure was, but not in the way I had expected. I left behind my friends, family, and boyfriend thinking that I'd make a new life for myself on the east coast with a fabulous job in the city. It was definitely much harder than I expected and I worked 7 days a week - let me tell you, no weekends? Bad idea. I barely made any money and lived off of pasta and tomato sauce on most days, and crackers and cheese other days. But even though it wasn't the most uplifting experience, I learned a lot and am still living in the city today. But now, I am living in a better neighborhood, my boyfriend moved across the country to spend his first summer in New York and funnily enough, I live across the street from Whole Foods. We have our nightly walks thru Whole Foods where we pick out snacks and items for dinner.
08/25/2010 10:23:10 AM CDT
Alex Bramwell says ...
My most memorable summer is the one I'm having right now - a California boy spending a summer in NYC!
08/25/2010 10:25:48 AM CDT
Rocio Cornejo says ...
My most memorable summer was this year for the first time I visit Cancon. I traveled to Chichen-Itza a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization. It was amazing, I would definitely visit cancun again! The food there was excellent as well as the service!
08/25/2010 11:08:32 AM CDT
Monica Jeffers says ...
Summers spent at Lake Greenwood. It had everything!
08/25/2010 11:08:48 AM CDT
Amy says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer of 2001 when my best friend and I drove across the country to move to California from New Jersey. We camped the whole way and visited historic landmarks, toured National Parks, and gambled in Reno. To sum it up in one word: unforgetable.
08/25/2010 11:27:04 AM CDT
Erica says ...
WHAT a giveaway! My most memorable summer was my freshman year in high school. I attended a camp to learn how to "rough it" in the wilderness and then we hiked part of the Appalachian trail. Just fabulous.
08/25/2010 11:30:56 AM CDT
emmakaye says ...
We are talking really long ago! I was just 16 and so tired of being sent off to summer camp in Maine. I went behind my parents' backs and contacted my 6th grade teacher whose family had an ice cream stand on a major road. They made all their own ice cream with real stuff like cream! (Natural long before it was trendy.) I got to make cones, splits, and frappes (milk shakes to the outside of New England world)--and of course sample all the flavors. It's hard to choose when Ginger was one flavor and Grape-nuts (soo crunchy!) was another. But like most New Englanders I always came back to the best--coffee ice cream.
08/25/2010 11:34:06 AM CDT
Jeffrey Vilarino says ...
For my partners birthday this year. Our first together. I made a memorable special dinner of his favorite dishes. With our new outdoor grill I cooked memories of his past childhood on the east coast with fresh seafood ingredients and local farm veggies and fresh local fruits from Texas as a birthday treat surprise. With a romantic setting... and devotion to domestic affairs this brought the best of living life as best it can be! Thanks You Whole Foods for helping me out.
08/25/2010 11:52:01 AM CDT
Eugenie says ...
My most memorable summer was in 1991 when my husband and I took a 2 1/2 month cross country road trip. We started from Massachusetts and drove across the northern U.S. and back through Canada. We visited many national parks, did a lot of hiking and camped out every single night.
08/25/2010 11:59:55 AM CDT
Amanda Garcia says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer I turned 16. A small group of us girlfriends got together and made a "baby sitters club" type group. We didn't have meetings every week or anything like the books but we did have 1 phone number that we could all be reached out and then we divied up the sitting jobs. Besides strengthening our friendships and our purses :) I actually made some additional lifelong friends. 2 of the girls I repeatedly babysat for even stood in as jr bridesmaids in my wedding. It was like gaining 2 more little sisters! During this summer most of us were learning how to drive and there are so many more memories.
08/25/2010 12:19:55 PM CDT
Lindsey Clark says ...
My most memorable summer was the first summer I spent away from home at college in TN. It was beautiful and full of friends who were like family. Daily coffee house trips with free, wonderful coffee bc my friends worked there, peach stands, and days spent on the river in the mountains. Couldn't ask for much more!
08/25/2010 12:33:55 PM CDT
Mary Beth Schmidhamer says ...
My favorite summer memory was when my boyfriend and I were at my dad's for a picnic. We were eating and he looked at the onions, looked at me, looked at the onions, looked back at me and I said"go ahead because I'm going to get some." I thought it was neat because he was worried about his breath.
08/25/2010 12:44:25 PM CDT
Mary says ...
This summer was very busy and memorable. Celebrated my niece graduating from High School, my great nephew being Christened and planning and attending my 30th High School Reunion. Seeing all my classmates and getting reaquainted was awesome. In the process we raised money for our local soup kitchen in memory of 3 classmates who had passed away and couldn't be there in person, but we know they were there in spirit.
08/25/2010 12:53:49 PM CDT
Cassyt says ...
Summers when I was 10 to 17 in Minnesota were so amazing. Growing up on a lake, I got my own sailboat at age 10. True, it was a hand-me-down from my dad. We ate watermelon then jumped in the lake to get the stickiness off. Dad grilled burgers a lot and we ate outside each night. When I was was younger, I remember my day mowing the lawn at 9:30 at night. It was still light out! Sure, we had to pick up sticks and hang laundry out to dry, but what an exchange for fishing and water-skiing and canoeing the summer away. Every childhood summer should be as memorable.
08/25/2010 1:11:47 PM CDT
heidi holloway says ...
The summer I was pregnant with my first son was all about discovery and awakening. Awakening to the fact that I had a little person in me and my food choices suddenly mattered to a whole lot more than my waistline. Organic no longer just meant "cost more" and summer cook-outs were not just all about the s'mores.
08/25/2010 1:37:42 PM CDT
Heather says ...
My most memorable summer was last summer, 2009. We spent a wonderful week at Lake Powell on a house boat. My two girls were 3 years old and 8 months. My husband and I had a great time exploring the beautiful lake with them and playing in the water. We were forturnate to have my mother and father-in-law along with us to really bond with our girls.
08/25/2010 2:07:34 PM CDT
Darren Fitzgerald says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer of 1997. My family was never close growing up and now we are all spread out over the country. In 1997 when my oldest sister, who is in the Navy, found out she was getting transfered to England for 4 years, we planned a family reunion down the shore in Wildwood for all our families. 13 of us spent 3 days in 3 hotel rooms and it was wonderful. We laughed and joked about our childhoods and growing up. We have not all been together since, but that time together was priceless.
08/25/2010 2:11:14 PM CDT
Robin says ...
I, like many residents of the Gulf Coast, will never forget the summer of 2005. While the memories of five years ago are still burning brightly in my mind and the aftermath of Katrina and Rita is far from resolved, there is one thing I'll remember most from that terrible August. It's not the fear I felt watching satellite images of the storm bearing down on everything and everyone I knew and loved, and it's not the heartbreak, despair, fear, and countless other emotions that washed over me as I witnessed the destruction of my beloved South Louisiana. No- the thing I'll remember most is the resilience of my people and the camaraderie and unfailing support we offered each other with no regard to race, creed, background, etc. in the face of unspeakable tragedy. That summer I saw the best and worst of what can befall the human race, and not only is it a season I'll always remember, it is a summer that has left me forever changed.
08/25/2010 2:22:02 PM CDT
Traci Linehan says ...
My most memorable summer was in 2006 when my two friends and I spent three weeks in Europe. We spent out time enjoy fresh fruit and veggies that were sold at local food stands in each city we went too. It was nice eating the cold, juicy fruit on hot summer days.
08/25/2010 2:25:32 PM CDT
Joanna says ...
My must memorable summer was when I was 12. I went to Jamacia with my ten year old sister in June, touring the island on a learning trip for kids. Then in July our whole family of 7 went to Jackson Hole Wyoming for a family reuion/vacation. August me and my sister got to fly as minors (so cool when you're the 'big sis') out to Washington State to vist our grandparents and Aunt. I still look back at that summer and think how lucky I was to have parents willing to let me do all that. Plus I really got close to my sister which I didn't appreciate then, but I do now.
08/25/2010 2:26:13 PM CDT
Kelly says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer our family went on a Disney cruise!! I was 7 (summer of 1990) and thought it was the absolute coolest vacation in the world. We had so much fun and I just remember it being a fabulous time for our family.
08/25/2010 2:28:38 PM CDT
mellette hawksley-smith says ...
My most memorable summer was when I moved to Hawaii in 1972. My boyfriend and I were in our 20's and just getting our lives started. We moved to a little cottage on the North Shore of Oahu with pounding surf across the street. Our move to Hawaii had cost us everything we had but we didn't care. We started baking our own bread and eating lots of fresh fish and fruit. My biggest worry was if I had enough bikinis!
08/25/2010 2:32:24 PM CDT

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