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Nora Hennesy says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer of 2005. I had just graduated from high school and followed my Swiss high school boyfriend back to Switzerland. Of course that didn't work out, so I spent 3 weeks in Paris, staying at a hostel. There is nothing like drinking, eating, and philosophizing with complete strangers. Half way through my stay there I realized I was broke (probably due to all the wine consumed) and from there on out I ate nothing but cheese, bread, a few cheap bottles of wine, and what ever produce I could find at the stand across the street. I spent a lot of time sitting by the Seine and just wandering around. I meet a lot of great people, ate some amazingly simple and wonderful food, and completely lived in the moment for those three weeks.
08/27/2010 7:57:42 AM CDT
Holly says ...
My most memorable summer was in 2009, when I drove half way across the United States. I reunited with relatives and friends along the way that I haven't seen in years. Spent some time with my sister, who celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary.
08/27/2010 7:57:55 AM CDT
zgutierrez says ...
Memorable Day of the summer:The 1st time there was no drama or bickering at a family grilling'. Alot of food,football & beer,when both my husband & my family plus some extended family get together, anything can happen. It was an odd event.. but one foe the books =) and its never happened again..lol
08/27/2010 7:58:13 AM CDT
Dyana Lopez says ...
My best summer memory was when I went to El Salvador to spend time with my family there. We went to the beach and sightseeing. It was just a lovely time that I won't soon forget.
08/27/2010 7:58:35 AM CDT
Wendy says ...
This past summer was one of my most memorable. Took the family to TX and enjoyed a safari drive through a conservation center where we all got up close and able to feed some beautiful animals like giraffes, wildebeasts, emus, etc.
08/27/2010 7:58:37 AM CDT
Rachel Roland says ...
My most memorable has been this summer, so far. I live in Phoenix, AZ, and we took a family vacation to Redmond, WA in July. It was so beautiful there and my children had a great time playing outside (impossible to do here unless it's the middle of the night), and we just enjoyed the fresh air. It was a great trip that I'll remember forever.
08/27/2010 7:58:56 AM CDT
frances tutt says ...
Camp tumbling waters in GA. Gigi and I had a blast. It was simply the best ever. My uncle owned the camp and I went free. I could not afford it otherwise. Thanks Uncle Horace!
08/27/2010 7:58:57 AM CDT
miriam says ...
Most most recent memorable summer was 6 years ago when I spent 2 weeks roaming Italy and Croatia. Dubrovnik was beautiful as were the people who lived there. Very warm and hospitable. How could you act any other way when you live on the water in such a picturesque port? Prior to that was a coming of age summer in Atlantic City at the Breakers Hotel, which is long gone. My family would go there every summer. I miss the days of long walks on the boardwalk and getting up at 6 am to bike ride along the boardwalk. What more can someone ask for than an entire summer of smelling the great salt/ocean air?
08/27/2010 7:59:11 AM CDT
Jamie C. says ...
With a lot of advanced planning and a little bit of luck, one summer I put together a 4 week vacation touring the desert southwest with my DH and three children. It was once in a lifetime family bonding and a highly educational experience we remember it with great fondness.
08/27/2010 7:59:20 AM CDT
Kathy says ...
The summers we visited my grandparents' farm in the mountains of WV. We'd play all day in the nearby creek and then go pick vegetables for the evening dinner. Green beans, corn, basically anything was at our disposal. For dessert, we'd have a tomato picked from the garden sliced into bowls with a touch of salt. I still remember how amazing they tasted - still warm from the sunshine and incredibly fresh. We'd have extra napkins to keep our chins and laps clean while we ate them and watched "Starsky & Hutch" (haha). I also learned how my grandmother made corn relish and sweet & sour pickles which she canned and we'd look forward to getting in a package every Christmas. At night we would go out on the back porch where all the cousins would pile onto the long porch swing that my great grandfather had made. We'd sit there really quiet and look at the sky which was jam packed with stars. I remember how noisy it was - the crickets, bullfrogs, all the night time creatures clamoring for their moment. The warm, soft breeze while we swung to and fro often put many of us to sleep (and I think it was our parents' secret weapon!) I really miss those summer time visits and am sad that my own children will not be able to experience that little slice of heaven.
08/27/2010 7:59:30 AM CDT
Sharon says ...
This summer has been my most memorable so far because I am trying to become more self sufficient, eating healthy, and leaving a much smaller carbon footprint. I am loving canning all of the fresh fruit and veggies I have been getting. It's hard work, but it's very satisfying.
08/27/2010 7:59:30 AM CDT
Kim Huebner says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer of 92, I was 6 months pregnant taking drivers ed in June. July was so hot and I had hives but also got to spend a week with family at my aunt's cabin. August 17th I went into labor and had my son that evening and while watching the news it said it was snowing across the state (MI). Although I had many memorable summers as a child and teenager in MI that summer will always be the closest to my heart.
08/27/2010 7:59:42 AM CDT
Karla Jo Ford says ...
Summer of 1978, I fell in love with a man named Dan. We were married two years later & have been together, raised five kids, worked our tails off & are looking forward to being grandparents for the first time this coming January! 1978--- best summer ever! Longer---- by dan fogelberg trips to the plaza swimming running biking hanging out learning to love God & each other! Thanks for the memories!
08/27/2010 7:59:43 AM CDT
Sandra Taylor says ...
This summer has been one of my most memorable. Had lots of fun with our one year old grandson and the whole family.
08/27/2010 7:59:45 AM CDT
Christina says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer I met my husband (15 years ago).
08/27/2010 8:00:06 AM CDT
Margaret says ...
My most memorable summer? I have to list just one? Well, the first Summer I went to Europe was fantastic!! The Summer I got married was amazing!! The Summer my Daughter was born was glorious. So I cannot pick just one!!!
08/27/2010 8:00:27 AM CDT
Jilana Bond says ...
How to pick the most memorable is really hard. I have a good one and a bad one. I was 15 just got my learners permit and we were off to Wisconsin Dells. We had so much fun and then the last day of our trip we were at a food court and my dad was having some not so clean Chinese food. Next thing we knew he bit down on something that shouldn't have been in his food and it cracked his tooth and he went into a seizure. (Important note as to why to eat clean....you never know what's in your food.) Hear I am only 15 and just got my drivers permit and I have to follow an ambulance with my little brother sitting next to me. Talk about being scared to death but I will never forget it and my dad turned out to be okay. This summer we took our 5 children and my parents to Disney World.....what a blast that was.
08/27/2010 8:00:32 AM CDT
Jessica Fairclough says ...
My most memorable summer was summer of 2009. My family went to Jamaica, where my husband is from. I met my beautiful, amazing step children for the first time. We also were able to see where he grew up, all the places that are important to him, and we even went to see where Bob Marley lived his magnificant life. My oldest daughter especially loved the trip. She was in awe of Jamaica's beauty and I felt so proud of her, taking in the true beauty of the country, not just the "tourist" view. We plan to go back every other year!
08/27/2010 8:00:51 AM CDT
Susan Gotham says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer of 2009. It was the best and worst summer a gal could have. My twin girls, now happy and healthy 14 month babies, were born in June - three months early. My girls were in the BW NICU from June 25 to Oct 13. After 9 surgeries between them I am happy to say they are doing beautifully. It was the worst summer because I spent most of it in a dingy hotel near the hospital waiting to hear good news or bad news. I sat by NICU isolettes until I was too sore to stand up. I didn't eat/sleep and all my money went to the gross hotel. It was the best summer because I had my girls, Reese and Grayson, and now I can't imagine life without them. And after all we went thru, after all the girls went thru, I do it a hundred times over just to have them in my life. Despite everything I am the luckiest mom in the world.
08/27/2010 8:01:08 AM CDT
Karri says ...
My favorite summer is this summer! My husband and I have been traveling all summer trying new yummy restaraunts and We are opening a yoga studio this fall!
08/27/2010 8:01:21 AM CDT
Suzanne says ...
The first summer I dated my husband . We had such a carefree lifestyle back then!!!!
08/27/2010 8:01:59 AM CDT
Carol Zamfir says ...
My most memorable summer was when I turn 16. You are going to laugh but it is the truth. My dad put a working toilet in our home, well sort of our home he turned a porch into a bathroom it had a tub and toilet in it and it was the best thing ever. We no longer was embarassed to have friends come over and my parents gave me a 16th birthday party it was a lot of fun, but the best part of the whole day was what my dad did for our family. Oh and I am not as old as you may think, however the house was.
08/27/2010 8:02:09 AM CDT
Connie N. says ...
It would be one of the many summers that my family drove up to Canada to visit my grandparents. All of the kids would be loaded into the back of the camper shell and go. We would watch the scenery go by from the back of truck.We went to the Butchart Gardens in British Columbia and then rode the ferry to Vancouver Island. I got to meet all sorts of people and experience things as only children can, with wonderment.
08/27/2010 8:02:19 AM CDT
Ronique Breaux jordan says ...
Driving with my children around Florence, Italy when they were toddlers. Perfect weather, wonderful food and a USO office conveniently located, just in case!
08/27/2010 8:02:42 AM CDT
Susan says ...
My most memorable summer was when all three my kids were (4, 6, and 10) we went camping like 6 times that summer. It was the great outdoors with friends and great food on bbq. We swam, hiked, biked and just enjoyed each others company!
08/27/2010 8:03:02 AM CDT

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