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Carol says ...
I don't have one most memorable summer but fond memories of many summer weekends and vacations spent camping with family and friends at a state park in The Thousand Islands area in northern New York State. We would begin in May and continue until Canadian Thanksgiving in October - we would start waterskiing as early as possible in the season, but it sometimes felt like we were moving the ice off the St. Lawrence River when we skied in May! Many of the same families from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, plus several Canadian cities would all be there every weekend, every year - and many have remained friends to this day some 45+ years later -- have even "friended" some on Facebook! Just great times in an absolutely beautiful area of the country! Great food, great friends, great times – and wonderful memories!
08/27/2010 8:03:21 AM CDT
Kellee Adams says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer I worked at a summer camp in the Poconos. The kids came from a background that was totally different from mine. I taught and coached swimming, and lived in a bunk with 15, 13-year old girls. I made lifelong friends, and learned valuable lessons about how to be patient with squirrely 6 year olds who do not want to get in a deep, cold lake, to remember what the world looks like to a young girl, the lessons that we can learn from one another, the messages we pass down to the next generation, and that I CAN swim across a freezing cold lake at 6am if I have my buddies with me!
08/27/2010 8:03:25 AM CDT
Lisa says ...
My fav summer was the first time my family took a trip to Disney with my 5 and 11 year old! It was 4th of July, very hot and we had a blast!!
08/27/2010 8:03:30 AM CDT
Kylie west says ...
My most memorable lobor day thanks to your store was last year! I live in a small town in central La and spent last year with some family in Metarie. My cousin shops your store on a regular basis due to her sons allergies to wheat and several other things. Well while grilling and letting the kidds play, I bit into the best sausage ive ever had! Pineapple teriaki!!! That was all I ended up eating that day. Well there is no whole foods close to me except for baton rouge which is a bit far to shop but when my dad comes to visit he has an ice chest with all my favs!!! Thanks for your wonderful variation of sausage and fresh cuts of meat and fish!
08/27/2010 8:03:37 AM CDT
Donna Boone says ...
The summer I look back at most is the summer I spent after graduating from high school. My mom and I drove across half the country to visit relatives in California. It was a great way to see the country and connect with mom.
08/27/2010 8:03:42 AM CDT
Lauren says ...
This summer was definitely my most memorable summer. I got married, went on my honeymoon, bought a house and started my own business. I am exhausted but so happy!
08/27/2010 8:03:53 AM CDT
Jimmie Shelley says ...
The summer I married my wife of course.
08/27/2010 8:04:09 AM CDT
Jill says ...
my most memorable summer was this one in 2010 because it was my first summer as a mom. i remember as a child the excitment summer brought, with days spent in the pool and nights outside catching fireflies and listening to the crickets. now i can pass that same heartfelt joy to my son...watching him take his first "step" onto grass and watching his face as a breeze blew by. the same wonder that was on my face is now on his, and it will only get better as he gets older. labor day will be a day to ring in the fall, but say goodbye to our first summer as a family.
08/27/2010 8:04:09 AM CDT
Dee says ...
The summer of horror - moving from sunny Orange county to dreary midwesterner the summer of my freshman year. Talk about culture shock - and things would never be the same : ) in a horribly good way.
08/27/2010 8:04:10 AM CDT
Michelle says ...
We, as a family, took a month and drove from our home in Florida to California and back. We had no itinerary. We only made 2 reservations for the entire trip because you need one for the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. We stopped several places along the way and since there are 6 of us, we camped for most of the trip in a tent. We saw The Alamo, Carlsbad Caverns, The Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, The Grand Canyon, the Pacific Coast Highway, The Sequoia National Forest, Alcatraz, Pier 39, The Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas. I think I listed most of them. We have a blog page of the entire trip listed on our website. This includes the top 10 don'ts for camping. There were also bets on how many miles we would drive before our old van would break down. I believe our friend back home, Dan, won that pool . But, what they didn't guess was that we broke down twice on the trip. It was very memorable as well as adventurous. We followed Route 66 for a lot of the trip and saw a lot of history. Did you know that you can watch all of the Star Wars movies as you drive through Texas?
08/27/2010 8:04:16 AM CDT
Katrina Macy says ...
My most memorable summer is the summer I spent in Alaska with my husband. It was the first summer that we spent together as a married couple and in such a beautiful place. He is in the service and I am so proud of him. I am also very thankful that I was able to spend a beautiful summer together just the two of us. We are now stateside and I can still vividly imagine the beauty Alaska has to offer and the beautiful walks we went on.
08/27/2010 8:05:10 AM CDT
Chelsea says ...
My most memorable summer was the one I spent as a camp counsellor!
08/27/2010 8:05:20 AM CDT
Mariana says ...
Best summer memory might be this year, when I moved to FL with my husband facing the challenge of living away from everything we've ever known and growing.
08/27/2010 8:05:21 AM CDT
Kara says ...
My most memorable summer has been the onethat is drawing to a close. I have had the opportunity to stay home with my son since I am a teacher. Stevie is 9 months old and I was able to see him eat delicious, fresh Whole Foods table food for the first time as he experimented with tastes. I was next to him on the floor when he first crawled and stood. We took I'm on his first big trip to Tellowstone and Jackson Hole. This summer will be hard to top!
08/27/2010 8:05:22 AM CDT
deeanna manning says ...
my most memorable summer was when i was pregnant with my first child and we had no air conditioning. we were young. it was in the 90s. we would sit on the porch and run the sprinklers just for some cool mist. i would lay on the floor under a ceiling fan and spray water up w/a spray bottle just to cool off.
08/27/2010 8:20:02 AM CDT
Es says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer I went away to college. I was so desperate to move out of the house I left in July. It was a very confusing, but fun, alcohol-ridden time. I was very different from the kids in my suburban college- having grown up in a big city. But it was a lot of fun, I became good friends with a couple of my roommates which made the transition easier and I learned a lot about what to expect in the fall. And the campus was really pretty, made of red brick- something not too common in South Florida.
08/24/2010 4:01:17 PM CDT
Dee says ...
My most memorable summer was my last year as a camp counselor--oh, about 30 years ago! I loved my work, my surroundings, and my friends.
08/24/2010 4:08:27 PM CDT
Megan Birchfield says ...
It was the Fourth of July 2000. This would be the last year that my Dad would be healthy enough to put on his famous 4th BBQ. We had 2 out door tents filled with tables loaded down with food. Dad was manning his new grill while wearing his dark red bbq apron. The yard was full of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. It seems like everyone one that was invited showed up. Not only did the show but they came baring food! Lots of food! The kids had the backyard set up with a slip n slide and a water sprinkler. Many rounds of hot potato and red rover were played that day! The adults all sat around eating and reminiscing. Catching up with those family members that lived out of town and such. It was a good day...
08/27/2010 7:50:04 AM CDT
Cathy says ...
My most memorable summer(s) were those spent in Alaska. With the long hours of daylight, we were able to enjoy daytime pleasures like hiking and biking well into the evening hours. BBQs consisted of freshly caught salmon, halibut and the occasional treat when friends brought caribou and other wild game. Good food, good friends and a beautiful environment!
08/24/2010 4:24:53 PM CDT
Beth H, says ...
The summer that really sticks out for me was the July that i turned 7 years old. My parents took me camping at Lake Tahoe. My birthday is close to the 4th of July so there was a huge fireworks show over the lake. My dad also rented a little boat and i remember him teaching me how to drive it! I have a picture of him and i on the boat with huge grins. Such a good time and a memory i'll always cherish.
08/24/2010 4:27:34 PM CDT
Lisa says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer I spent a month with my sister and brother-in-law demolishing parts of a house they'd just bought. I left just as they needed to start constructing what we'd torn out. ;-) Demolishing is so much faster and easier!
08/24/2010 4:29:20 PM CDT
MaryJ says ...
Summer of 2004... my husband and I got married in Atlanta, then flew to Italy and drove to Monte Carlo and France... wow, I married my best friend with so many family and friends to share the celebration, followed by a romantic adventure with my adoring husband... doesn't get any better than that!
08/27/2010 7:48:12 AM CDT
Claudette Cottle says ...
Most memorial summer was the whole family together to celebrate our son before he left for his second tour of Iraq it was a bitter sweet day but the first time in years we had all been together at our house. Our mobile home might be small and are yard tiny but it seemed to magically grow as each person arrived what a great day we had.
08/27/2010 7:48:50 AM CDT
Kathryn Aufman says ...
Picnics with my children- flying kites and blowing bubbles. Nothing beats the time you spend with your kids!!
08/27/2010 7:48:51 AM CDT
Lindsay Muldoe says ...
Our most memorable summer is the summer we got married and instead of doing the huge wedding thing, instead afterwards we had a huge bbq in the park with pretty much all of those ingredients! My husbands family flew in from the states and my family gathered here in Canada and we all just bbq'd and had a great time. I'd love to do it again :)
08/27/2010 7:48:52 AM CDT

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