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Melanie says ...
I would have to say that our most memorable summmer would be this summer. My boys and I took a 13 hour each way road trip, 2 boys a mom and 3 dogs, to an organic raw milk dairy/bottling farm in Missouri. It was a working vacation but we had a wonderful time and learned a lot!!! Grass fed beef is something we really strive for - to buy and to raise and harvest ourselves!
08/25/2010 8:55:47 PM CDT
Faith Landau says ...
I would have to vote this summer in as the most memorable..although we did not do anything too grand..the one long trip we planned was great because everywhere we went and every plan we made worked out almost perfectly. My husband and my two girls 8 and 10 ( who are at a great traveling age , finally) took a twelve day road trip from Rhode Island stopping in D.C and then Colonial Williamsburg on our way to renting a house in the outer banks. I was a little anxious at the onset, for a few reasons: I get really car sick, I am a clean freak and was worried that the rental house would not be as clean as it looked in the photos and alas- no Whole Foods for 12 days. Well the trip down was a ok and the rental house in the outerbanks was better than we even hoped for, it did'nt hurt that we had 12 days of sunshine! My two sisters and their kids stayed with us and they took over the kitchen- which was a real vacation for me! Now that we are back at home and going thru a couple of days of rain I am already getting Nostagic about our Perfect Summer Trip. I will hold on to those sunny memories and hold onto my feelings of gratitude for as long as I can ( hopefully at least until the first real pretty snow day!)
08/25/2010 8:57:45 PM CDT
Rosalinda says ...
My most memorable summer was a trip to Washington DC with my family last year. My son was starting to learn about the history of the United States and what a better way to show him. the look in his eyes when he saw how big the White House and Monuments were is unforgetable.
08/25/2010 8:58:04 PM CDT
Jennifer says ...
My most memorable summer was in 2000. I was able to marry my best friend that July and we have created more wonderful memories ever since.
08/25/2010 8:58:51 PM CDT
Tina says ...
My most memorable summer was 2005. A mission trip to Jamaica was the highlight. It changed my thinking permanently to see how people in another country live. I was more blessed than the people we ministered to. We visited everyone from children in an orphanage to the elderly in nursing homes, and all ages in between. It is true that a smile is the universal language. I will never forget the people, or the fresh fruit and veggies that are in abundance there.
08/25/2010 9:00:35 PM CDT
Harriet says ...
Most memorable summer involved a 19 day retreat in upstate New York. It was challenging, but got through it, partly because of meeting a wonderful friend, and looking forward to awakening each bright summer morning to his smiling face!
08/25/2010 9:03:12 PM CDT
Pam says ...
The summer right after college. I was unemployed and actively seeking work and my sister was recovering from foot surgery. We both lived at home and hung out by our parents pool. I would help her get poolside and then leave for an interview. When I returned she would still be there waiting to here all about it. We chatted, read books, drank ice tea/lemonade and enjoyed the whole summer that way. We had so many great conversations about what life had in store for us. It made looking for a job stress free knowing my sister would be waiting by the pool for me. It was bitter sweet when I finally got a job and her foot healed.
08/25/2010 9:03:24 PM CDT
Barbara Kirch says ...
The summer of 1969 was one I'll always remember. We were living in Buffalo NY, and our daughter was just a year old. We would pack a portable grill and drive to the Canadian Side of the Niagara Falls Parkway. We would stop at a grocery store and pick up ground beef, rolls, fresh fruit and have a picnic at one of the many beautiful spots along the river. Sometimes we were fortunate enough to be able to buy freshly picked seasonal produce right from the growers. Once we found a u-pick strawberry farm, and stopped to show our daughter how strawberries grow. By the time we came out of the field to have our containers weighed, the farmer's wife laughed and said, "I'll weigh your little girl instead." When I looked at my child, she was one big strawberry with juice dripping down her chubby wrists and mouth!
08/25/2010 9:19:06 PM CDT
Patti M. says ...
I must have been 8 or 9 years old, spending time with my grandparents in Tennessee of all places! To a native Calif. girl, this was like being on another planet. My little sister and I went swimming in Evans' "lake". This was really a small pond in the back yard of family friends. We paddled out to the "island" in the middle and waved to the folks back "on shore". We swam with little polliwogs and small fish and frogs. Later there was home made peach pie and home made ice cream. I thought we were in paradise.
08/25/2010 9:19:53 PM CDT
Debra says ...
Our honeymoon, at the beginning of July, spent in Seatle and Victoria B.C. is my most memorable summer. I can still feel the cool crisp morning air, clear skies and beautiful landscapes. Each morning it was a treat to get fresh produce and flowers from the markets and don't even get me started on the coffee. Wow! That vacation hit everything I love and I was lucky enough to share it with my one true love.
08/25/2010 9:27:14 PM CDT
Nicki says ...
I have to say that this summer ranks pretty high up on my list of most memorable summers. I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Greece, Italy and Spain with a few very close friends. Being immersed in those cultures for 16 days really changed me, and how I view the rest of the world. The biggest thing is that I noticed how simply they live. I've always loved how important relaxation time and meals are to European cultures as well. They really do help to live a better, less stressed life. Of course, being introduced to new foods and wines is always a plus as well!
08/25/2010 9:30:31 PM CDT
Z Jacobson says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer I spent cycling around Europe - we went thru London, Paris, Belgium, amsterdam. It was awesome cuz by cycling you were able to go to the back roads places and meet the locals - it was the best!
08/25/2010 9:36:07 PM CDT
Mandy Stallcup says ...
My most memorable summer was the Summer of 1975 when I first arrived in America. I came to this great country as a 13-year-old Vietnamese refugee that year not knowing any English or what my future would be like. It was scary but also exciting to face a whole new culture and new life.
08/25/2010 9:41:29 PM CDT
Susan says ...
My most memorable summer dates back to my childhood when I attended my first overnight camp. I didn't know how memorable it was, until I became old enough to realize how clever they were at turning ordinary activities into exciting events. For example, when they observed our incidents of good posture they gave us colorful posture bands which they awarded at the weekly campfire ceremony. We could then wear them proudly for the whole week. They turned a chore into a game, making it fun, and creating good habits at the same time.
08/25/2010 9:42:30 PM CDT
Monica Hardesty says ...
I grew up on a farm and always had fresh fruits and vegetables, grass fed beef, chickens, geese, pork, and lamb in the freezer, and canned in jars. I lived in Minnesota until a few years ago and have been searching for fresh everything since I moved here. Recently, I heard that the new generation of kids growing up are the first generation of children who are not expected to live as long as their parents. This is, apparently, due to the fact that they have grown up on fast food. Thankfully, because I grew up on whole, fresh food, I instilled this on my children. Although they don't always choose wisely, they do understand the importance of eating fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. My favorite Labor Day memory was when I was 14 years old. We had a family reunion on our farm and I invited my "boyfriend." He lived "in town" and we decided to bike from town to my house. So...my dad dropped me off in town and we biked seven miles back to my house. We had a very large family and all of my aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. were there. I am happy to say, 28 years later, we are still married with six healthy, happy children!
08/25/2010 9:43:06 PM CDT
Sulema Rodriguez says ...
I'd have to say that I've had many great summers. Being a school teacher, I always looked forward to having some quality time with my two children. But the summer of 2010 was by far the most memorable. My daughter and I spent 10 days in Spain, and we had a wonderful time. It was so nice to enjoy the sights, the culture, and most definitely the food. We had a great bonding experience, and have memories that will last a lifetime.
08/25/2010 9:57:11 PM CDT
jackie says ...
This summer has been my best ever. We had our first child in June and my husband completed an ironman in July. It's been a busy, but rewarding summer.
08/25/2010 9:57:16 PM CDT
Allison says ...
Last summer was the most memorable-- my fiance and I went backpacking in Costa Rica! We saw lava flowing from a volcano, surfed in the ocean, went spelunking with the bats, and ziplined through the rain forest! And I got to practice my Spanish-- It was amazing!!
08/25/2010 9:58:51 PM CDT
Tee Kay says ...
I had really great summers vacationing as a kid with my Dad when he was stationed at the Naval base in Norfolk, Virginia. I would swim in the ocean every day, and his sailor friends and their girlfriends were always thinking up fun stuff to do like going to Ocean View Amusement Park. It was a really carefree time.
08/25/2010 10:00:05 PM CDT
Gigi says ...
Meeting my (now) husband nearly 2 decades ago while exchanging recipes for fresh shark steaks - he could grill, loved fresh seafood, and he got my sense of humor...I was hooked (pardon the pun)!
08/25/2010 10:03:03 PM CDT
kathy says ...
The summer my daughter and I took the back roads across the country, we got so lost!
08/25/2010 10:03:53 PM CDT
Claudia Newkirk says ...
Best summer ever .... this summer. We spent a wonderful week with family and friends watching our 12 year old grandson's team play baseball at Cooperstown Dreams Park, Cooperstown, NY. Pride, celebration, and memories for a lifetime.
08/25/2010 10:05:01 PM CDT
Mary Beth Turek says ...
My most memorable summer was 1981, planning our wedding and then marrying my best friend!
08/25/2010 10:05:25 PM CDT
Robyn reimer says ...
July 1995 I married the man, the type of man i never thought I would have married. My Mother introduced us. I was a strict vegetarian and he was a MEAT EATEr from Canada. Because I was able to combine my love for things green and organic ( when I was able to find them 15 years ago) we met in the middle. he now eats "meat free" 3 times a week and I hVE STARTED EATING FISH. Somehow we all feel like were giving up a little but have our kids enjoying many types of food they might not have tried otherwise.
08/25/2010 10:05:50 PM CDT
Janell Huntsman says ...
I loved the summers when we took road trips from Oklahoma to California to see my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. We would spend time at Yosemite and at some state parks where my uncle was a park ranger. This happened back in the 70's and it was so much fun!
08/25/2010 10:06:00 PM CDT

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