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Stefoni says ...
My most memorable summer was this year! My husband surprised us with a week exploring my childhood in NJ and NYC. He showed our 3 children my old house, took us to my favorite restaurant and ice cream store, and strolled the streets that were my favorites in high school. We laughed, explored, and invited our children to know their mom in an even deeper way. The memories are some of the sweetest I have known in our 14 years together.
08/25/2010 4:27:50 PM CDT
Andria Ballard says ...
My most memorable summer of 09 was when my mother turned 98 years young. We had such a celebration. It's such a joy to still have her here. She is such a blessing. On her 100th day we will have to do more celebrating.
08/25/2010 4:28:36 PM CDT
CeaCea Golem says ...
It was the summer of 1971. I was a veggie hippie girl in Colorado. It was a sumnmer of love, work concerts and FUN. My father was a organic farmer and rancher there in the flat lands of Colorado. Daddy has long passed but the teachings of mom and him have stuck with me forever! EAt healthy!! I learned how to drag a irragating device with a tractor , to work for daddy during the day and start and keep my dark summer tan. I also learned about love or what I thought was love (smile). We wen to parties down by the lake. We'd go to concerts in Denver! I got to sit in the limo with THE WHO (the band). Hold Joni Michell's hand for just a minute. I wanted to be JUST like her! Party in a hotel with Rod Stewart and his band...I could go on! Dressing in tye dye I made my self and selling candles I made in the park in Manitou to the tourists! It was a summer I'll never forget! Thanks for the memories!
08/25/2010 4:29:11 PM CDT
Carolee says ...
My most memorable summer was when I lived at Wrightsville Beach, NC in-between my sophomore & junior years of College. I was 20 and my job had extremely flexible hours, so I was able to play at the beach all day!
08/25/2010 4:29:31 PM CDT
Brenda says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer I turned 16. I was "going steady" with a senior I met in the spring of that year, during rehearsals for the school play. He was my first boyfriend, and everything was new and special. Our dates took us to a lot of fun places, but I remember most the way the green dash lights gleamed in the dark, dimly lighting the planes of his face. I thought he was handsome and even gallant. To me he was a 20th century "Renaissance Man" who not only enjoyed hunting and fishing, but poetry and music, as well. I was in awe of my tall poet, and I would have followed him to the ends of the earth, if he had asked.
08/25/2010 4:29:31 PM CDT
Kristina Whitaker says ...
I'll never forget the summer I went canoeing on the Niobrara River in Nebraska. On our overnight a storm brewed up and about blew our tent over -- it flooded the campground and washed away our canoes. We were rescued by a livestock truck!
08/25/2010 4:30:20 PM CDT
Wen says ...
I attended EXPO 2010 in Shanghai China this summer, it's very crowded & I stood in long line for 2 hours to get into Japan expo. It was awesome to see so many high tech design & robots, I even saw my image reflected on the big screen , very interesting. I also visited Beijing , toured wherever I came to see, all the memorable places, such as The Great Wall, National Palace museum & Tiananmen Square. Sightseeing is most rewarding experience as it gives you impact & reflection of the human history.
08/25/2010 4:30:53 PM CDT
Nancy J O'Connor says ...
It was the summer of 1977 and I spent six weeks in Oxford England attending a college summer program. We visited Rolls Royce (got paint on my coat and left it there!), Lloyds of London and Jaeger Sports clothing. One of my classmates and I "hitch hiked" across Ireland and I did not tell my parents until about 5 years later! Great fun, travel, learning and experiences.
08/25/2010 4:30:59 PM CDT
Tony says ...
My most memorable summer was 2008. After not visiting my family for 8 years I was able to save a travel to see them. I had changed so much but they loved me as I had never left.
08/25/2010 4:31:03 PM CDT
Donna says ...
My most memorable summer was the year I married my husband. We went to Sandals Ocho Rios, Jamaica for our honeymoon. I had never been on a plane before, so it was my first real trip. Watching the sunset, taking a walk on the beach, pictures by the gazebos put romance in the air! Five years and going strong now...
08/25/2010 4:33:07 PM CDT
Dana says ...
My best summer would be the one where I learned to drive. I spent the whole summer just hanging out with friends and going to the shore.
08/25/2010 4:35:27 PM CDT
Lynn says ...
During my awkward childhood years (you know struggling to identify with your ever changing outside self ) I was blessed with the opportunity to spend the entire summer (4 summers in a row) with grandparents who moved when they retired to Arizona. I was able to escape all awkward feelings simply being away with people who cherished me my grandparents & all their friends. Of course their friends had grandchildren also who were away from home fighting those same feelings. Daily swimming , pee wee golf and the best food ever (Grandmas!) It was a wonderful time and place that I think back on with warm satisfying feelings.
08/25/2010 4:40:55 PM CDT
Megan M says ...
The last summer before I graduated college - such young, innocent fun! While it's a long time ago now, I still remember that feeling of having so much ahead of me, and being really excited to see it all!
08/25/2010 4:41:38 PM CDT
Janice says ...
Camping at on the guadalupe river with my family, swimming and jumping from rocks and watching a hang glider float from the top of a mountain right into our campsite. We ate fresh cold watermelon and simple burgers & chips. This was 1975 or so...but still so vivid in my mind. Happy times!
08/25/2010 4:43:38 PM CDT
Marianne says ...
The summer I chaperoned my kids and the singing group to which they belonged on a motor trip across the United States, stopping at such places as Mt. Rushmore, The Badlands, Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone Park. Our land is beautiful.
08/25/2010 4:43:52 PM CDT
michelle young says ...
It would be summer of 2008 - I got married to the love of my life and we spent a glorious week traveling the beautiful Oregon coast.
08/25/2010 4:45:33 PM CDT
Betty says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer of 2005, when my older brother and I went backpacking through Europe, a final realization of a pact we made as teenagers. We had a blast, exploring cities and wonderful foods and different cultures. Since my brother passed away last year, the pictures and memories I have from that experience is one I will cherish forever.
08/25/2010 4:46:14 PM CDT
Nia says ...
My most memorable summer was a trip to Panama. I knew life would be different there being that I was from the city- I just didn't know it would be THAT different. We landed in Panama City and I was so excited to be in another country. It looked like a foreign country on tv: tall buildings you find in any city but billboards and signs were in a different language. Then we took an 8 hour ride out into the country. Upon arrival, I saw my mattress drying outside of a tin roofed building- our hotel. A little different. I was fine until I had to go to the bathroom. Yes, it was outside and just a hole! My host family had a kick out of every flabbergasted reacion I had. They made me go outside and chase the chicken we were having for dinner. Sorry WholeFoods, I think they had you beat on freshness. While the culture shock was definitely memorable, I took away a deep appreciation for the simple things in life, such as time with family.
08/25/2010 4:48:04 PM CDT
heather fox says ...
the summers i spendonvacation with my family
08/25/2010 4:51:58 PM CDT
Karilyn O'Brien says ...
My most memorable summer was when my family and I went vacationing through Virginia. We started in Williamsburg, onto Monticello. Then we relaxed by hiking in the Shenandoah Valley and finished up in Washington, DC.
08/25/2010 4:52:51 PM CDT
Emma says ...
My most memorable summer was last one, being successfully treated for a rare and undiagnosed condition after over a decade of torment. I had a great medical team, but for months after surgery I was so ill I could consume nothing but Reed's Ginger Brew, which I bought by the case at Whole Foods.
08/25/2010 4:56:18 PM CDT
Soo says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer I rented a cottage in Nova Scotia. I spent the day driving to picturesque spots and taking some wonderful stills...beautiful!
08/25/2010 4:56:37 PM CDT
Patricia Moneta says ...
My most memorable summer was getting my first horse at age 14, loved it.
08/25/2010 4:56:59 PM CDT
mary jean white says ...
My most memorable summer was 1973 when I married the most handsome man alive.
08/25/2010 4:58:54 PM CDT
Jennifer A. Wesolowski says ...
My most memorable summer was 1996! It was the very last summer my dad was alive and it really was a summer for firsts! In August the whole family was gathered to celebrate my nephew Scott's 14 birthday. It was the first time in 34 years I saw my dad wear a pair of shorts and then actually go out in public. For me too! I wore a bathing suit for the first time in 24 years! I figured if my dad was willing to put on a pair of shorts (never happened before) then I could go and have fun too. It was the first summer I wasn't self conscious. Well not too long after our wonderful summer birthday party, my father was coming home from the grocery store, came up the stairs sat down and then passed away. No inkling or warning to us but it was the best summer because we were all together, having fun,celebrating and enjoying great food and conversation. We actually weren't worried about how we looked! My dad in his shorts and me in my sisters bathing suit! I learned alot that summer. Enjoy life and live to it's fullest. You can enjoy healthy good food especially when it is shared with those you love. Even if I am not the chosen candidate I really love shopping at my local Whole Foods! Yea! Grass Fed Beef! The Vegan Mousse is a treat I always love to see on the shelf. Live well.
08/25/2010 5:00:23 PM CDT

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