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Deb says ...
The summer I remember most was my first year as a lifeguard and teaching swimming lessons. I especially remember one girl about 12 years old who did not have confidence to learn to swim, while the 7 year olds were swimming like fish already. Her mom always was outside the fence watching, while she was enrolled in swimming classes all summer. She would only swim if you held her hand and she always looked at her mom through the fence. I told her mom I needed her daughter's full attention on me and asked her not to watch behind the fence for the last week of lessons. The girl relaxed when her mom left and was swimming fairly well by the end of the week. A total success and she had the biggest smile when her mom saw her almost swim across the pool. This was my most memorable summer being a lifeguard.
08/25/2010 5:00:38 PM CDT
arlene vogel says ...
This summer! My daughter graduated high school and we had a grand party in our backyard. It's been a wonderful summer outside:)
08/25/2010 5:02:07 PM CDT
Kerry Dufresne says ...
This is my most memorable summer so far! I have lost some weight,so I feel much better.I spent some time at the Jersey shore with family.The weather was wonderful.I also found Whole foods market,and plan to make healthier meals for my family.I also want to exercise,and continue to get healthier.
08/25/2010 5:02:54 PM CDT
Stacy W. says ...
Summer:1989, the year I spent my first Summer with my Mom and my new Step Father Clint. I had not lived with my Mom in 3 years because of Family problems. Here I was , an angry teenager who knew it all and had seen it all too. My Step Dad would play one-on-one basketball with me, and we`d go on hikes thru the woods...(until I saw that snake), then well...lol... I would yell and scream and take all my frustrations out on Him, and He`d calmly accept it all, loving me anyways. My life turned around that Summer and to this day; 21 years later, He is now simply "Dad". My Mom passed away Summer 3 years ago. We miss Her dearly, but I know She`s at peace knowing that She found the best Father any daughter could have.
08/25/2010 5:04:01 PM CDT
brent says ...
Taking a train trip with my wife to Denver and heading out to Rocky Mountain National Park for awesome hiking, wildlife watching, and RELAXING!
08/25/2010 5:06:10 PM CDT
Mia says ...
The summer of 2010 was pretty great. My five year old son and I spent 10 days visiting family and seeing the sights in Washington DC. We had a wonderful time.
08/25/2010 5:09:55 PM CDT
Lee Rezai says ...
My most memorable summer was 15 years ago. My children age 4 and 9 and my husband went on vacation to Colorado sightseeing. We had been to PikesPeak, then headed north to eventually get to Yellowstone Park. As we were traveling through Utah using a map we had picked up. We saw what appeared to be a shortcut to our next destination. After driving for sometime, the highway ended and turned into gravel. We kept going thinking we were heading in the right direction we started seeing signs that read "no tresspassing" " underground explosives" and others. We were lost but kept going. After 2-3 hrs of driving, suddenly we came onto a highway. It actually was a shortcut, just on Gov't property where we weren't supposed to be. Pretty scarey, and pretty sure we were not the only ones who had ever taken this route.
08/25/2010 5:10:27 PM CDT
elisa coppelman says ...
GOTTA HAVE: -GREAT FAMILY -GOOD FRIENDS -SUMMER BREEZE AND A HUGE BERNISE MOUNTAIN DOG!
08/25/2010 5:17:02 PM CDT
Kim Hilkemeier says ...
My favorite summer was 3 years ago. My youngest daughter (5 at the time) had just been diagnosed with a hip condition called Legg-Perthes. She wanted to go to Disneyland to meet Minnie Mouse. It doesn't take much to get us to decide to go there! I was worried about her getting to exhausted to walk around. Yes, I am a paranoid mom! While we were there all she wanted to do was meet Minnie. When we finally got the chance to have our daughter take her turn at meeting Minnie. They hugged and Minnie drew hearts in the air with her finger tips for my daughter. The whole time I was just bawling like a baby! Every trip since we all remember that moment and I still get a little teary eyed. I love those special moments of childhood!
08/25/2010 5:19:09 PM CDT
Lisa Mitchell says ...
My most memorable summer was 1971. I had just finished my freshman year at college. I accepted a summer job in the Grand Tetons. I drove there and back all by myself! The mountains are absolutely awesome! I took a long route back to Oklahoma from Wyoming and stopped in UT, NM and TX to visit friends.
08/25/2010 5:20:23 PM CDT
Ilani D'Alfonso says ...
My most memorable summer was in 1999 when I was the arts and crafts counselor at the Ponkapoag Outdoor Center, a YMCA camp in the Blue Hills. Every morning, I drove at 10 m.p.h. along a dirt road into the woods, parked my car in a field and walked to circle time. Then,I unlocked the arts and crafts log cabin, and spent the day with groups of kids ages 4-14. The kids in age groups,came to the arts and crafts log cabin with their counselors,and they made creative arts and crafts projects that were based on my ideas! In my free time, I made creative arts and crafts projects! On Fridays, there were themes, and I created banners and props for the themes. My favorite was the Friday on which I converted the arts and crafts cabin into a fortune telling room complete with black curtains (large plastic bags) to which I glued paper moons, stars and suns), and a fortune telling table, covered with a matching table cloth, onto which I placed a vase of freshly picked wild flowers. Special gatherings, during which kids and counselors gave performances, were held frequentlyin the large room at the lodge. At the end of the day, on most sunny days, I walked on the boardwalk to Ponkapoag pond through the only Eastern Cedar swamp on the East Coast of America. Once, on my walk, I saw two foxes in the field just off the boardwalk. And, once, as I was standing on the boardwalk looking at Great Blue Hill, my right foot slipped off the walk, and my entire right leg went into the muck of the swamp! For eight weeks, I was in Heaven on Earth in a log cabin in the woods doing arts and crafts with kids!
08/25/2010 5:22:32 PM CDT
Ilani D'Alfonso says ...
My most memorable summer was in 1999 when I was the arts and crafts counselor at the Ponkapoag Outdoor Center, a YMCA camp in the Blue Hills. Every morning, I drove at 10 m.p.h. along a dirt road into the woods, parked my car in a field and walked to circle time. Then,I unlocked the arts and crafts log cabin, and spent the day with groups of kids ages 4-14. The kids in age groups,came to the arts and crafts log cabin with their counselors,and they made creative arts and crafts projects that were based on my ideas! In my free time, I made creative arts and crafts projects! On Fridays, there were themes, and I created banners and props for the themes. My favorite was the Friday on which I converted the arts and crafts cabin into a fortune telling room complete with black curtains (large plastic bags) to which I glued paper moons, stars and suns), and a fortune telling table, covered with a matching table cloth, onto which I placed a vase of freshly picked wild flowers. Special gatherings, during which kids and counselors gave performances, were held frequently in the large room at the lodge. At the end of the day, on most sunny days, I walked on the boardwalk to Ponkapoag pond through the only Eastern Cedar swamp on the East Coast of America. Once, on my walk, I saw two foxes in the field just off the boardwalk. And, once, as I was standing on the boardwalk looking at Great Blue Hill, my right foot slipped off the walk, and my entire right leg went into the muck of the swamp! For eight weeks, I was in Heaven on Earth in a log cabin in the woods doing arts and crafts with kids!
08/25/2010 5:23:18 PM CDT
Cindy says ...
1992 was a memorable summer. I got a part-time job as a clown entertaining at children's parties. I traveled all around Miami driving from one end of the county to the other for the next scheduled party, sometimes changing costumes in the car.
08/25/2010 5:24:31 PM CDT
Brenda says ...
My family and I visited the Big Island of Hawaii for our most memorable summer. We were fortunate to get close enough (but not too close) to red hot flowing lava! Mother Nature in all her fury! It had crossed the highway during the day and by nighttime, the road was glowing as the asphalt burned. As the lava flowed, it would reach a tree that caused a flareup as the tree burned. A little sad but very interesting to watch. When lava flows, there is nothing that can be done to stop it!
08/25/2010 5:28:54 PM CDT
john rego says ...
I can vividly remember the first summer my dad decided to put a vegetable garden in our yard. All the hard work, digging, weeding and watering and then the pay off... wow what a difference in taste! The tomatoes where astounding and the corn so sweet plus the green beans were nothing like the canned variety my mom used to try to get us to eat. I became a veggie LOVER! My father was so proud he took a picture of me and my sister each holding a cucumber and showed it to company all winter. It's funny I remembered that yesturday when a friend and I had a fesh tomato from my garden with a little salt and balsamic. Even though dad is no longer here I think how proud he would be of my gardedn and all he taught me.
08/25/2010 5:28:54 PM CDT
rebecca butler says ...
The most memorable summer was may 2010 my second daughter got married. We booked a room for a mini vacation with relatives we hadnt seen for a little while and a long time for others.IT was in orlando florida. There was good food music dancing.I have 9 children 4 are still at home. The gift basket would be well received and appreciated since my 22 year old son will be going to the peace corps next year.
08/25/2010 5:29:25 PM CDT
Christine Smartt says ...
My most memorable summer was when my husband and I went to Whistler to go mountain biking. The atmosphere, food, and company were perfect.
08/25/2010 5:29:59 PM CDT
alice martin says ...
SUMMER 2009 at Disneyworld with my husband, son and sister. We had been caring for my ill mother for 7 years, and my ill father 1 year prior to that. When my mother passed away, we were finally able to take a vacation. It was one I'd never dated dream of. We stayed on the grounds, so we took advantage of the extended hours at the park and stayed out til 3 am some nights. My husband and son rode the monorail at 1am. To a 12-year-old, this was quite a ride! We ate at the best restaurants, and rode all of the crazy rides. At one point, I went to one park, and they went to another. I'm 47, and in line for the coasters, when they would ask "only ONE?" I would reply very happily "YES"! I was able to spend time with a sister I didn't grow up with, and was only able to contact after my mother died. My son was able to just "be a kid". He was such a help to my mother, and myself, when she was ill. My husband was happy just to sample the varied foods from around the world.
08/25/2010 5:31:09 PM CDT
Meenakshi says ...
Every summer since I started cooking has been an adventure of sort with food,creativity and inspiration (circa 2009)
08/25/2010 5:35:33 PM CDT
Lauren says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer I spent 2 weeks in England and Scotland exploring and living it up in another culture. I miss the smells, sights, and most of all, the custard!
08/25/2010 5:38:43 PM CDT
Angela Sorge says ...
My most memorable summer was spent in Elizabeth City, NC when I was pet sitting (3 dogs) for a Navy friend of mine who went away for 6mths or so for training in Florida. I took the dogs to the Vet in Grandy, NC for a check up and stopped by the Farmers Market on the way back and made the best berry salad w/peaches ever! I had strawberries, blueberries, blackberries & peaches. I let fruit marinate for awhile and served them over angel food cake w/vanilla bean ice cream. I also cooked a dinner that night & served fresh tomatoes on the side, along with other wonderful compliments to the chicken. Plus, that summer I grew close to Harry, the German Shepard and the other 2 dogs. Angela Sorge (801)657-2852
08/25/2010 5:40:30 PM CDT
michelle geil says ...
My memorable summer was spent with Girl Scouts, on a trip to the Grand Canyon. We spent the entire school year planning and building our strength and camping skills, so that we would be in peak condition for the trip, which included a wonderful bus trip down long roads, perfect for daydreaming, and side trips exploring canyons and more camping on the way. I still have faded photos over 30 years old, of the friends I traveled with and the sights we shared. And I shlepped a souvenir spear all the way home for my youngest sister!
08/25/2010 5:40:52 PM CDT
wan yan ling says ...
When I was twelve, my family drove from the North Island in New Zealand to the South Island, stopping by every scenic spot, seaside fish and chippery (for awesome kumara or sweet potato fries), pie shop (egg and bacon pie!), and pre-loved bookstore that caught our eye. We loved it so much, we did it again the very next summer, only starting from the South Island and heading North!
08/25/2010 5:41:44 PM CDT
sabrinapatino says ...
One of my most memorable summers was spent at a french voyageur campat international villages in minnesota, living in tents, bathing in the lake, and canoeing every day. The only language spoken was French. Bonfires every night, a chef from Paris who cooked our meals nightly in a cauldron over and outdoor fire. Stories were shared, songs were sung, friendships and memories made...it was one of the best times of my life.... Sabrina
08/25/2010 5:44:48 PM CDT
Dieu says ...
The most memorable summer was when our first child was born. My husband and I had an interesting time learning to be parents.
08/25/2010 5:45:51 PM CDT

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