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Jane H says ...
My most memorable summer was the year that we adopted our foster children. They were 2 yrs old at the time and loved doing picnics anywhere we went. We would pack lunches and go to the zoo, go hiking at state parks. Every summer thereafter has been quite a blessing to us all and we still do our picnics. They are now 4 1/2 and fill our days with memories each and every day.
08/27/2010 8:06:38 AM CDT
Jes says ...
My most memorable summer was the first summer I spent in Colorado...outdoor adventures, delectable food, and friends!
08/24/2010 2:06:04 PM CDT
Christine says ...
My most memorable summer was 2007, the year my husband and I got married. We spent two weeks on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta enjoying each others company, drinking and eating lots. Those memories will always be something we talk about.
08/24/2010 2:09:00 PM CDT
Evan Thomas says ...
My most memorable Summer was the Summer of 06 after my freshman year of high school. We went to Rome! It was the first time out of the country with my family besides Canada, and my first European vacation. It was so much fun to explore a new culture with new language, and now I'm even majoring in Classical Roman and Greek. The best part of the trip was when someone from my class recognized me at the center of the vatican because of a shirt I was wearing; we had NO clue either of us were on an Italian vacation and yet somehow we ran into one another.
08/24/2010 2:10:30 PM CDT
Jenn Burka says ...
My most memorable summer was this past one - I spent ten weeks in Vietnam doing community service work. I helped renovate a school, build two houses for two poor families, and teach at a summer camp for local children in rural Vietnam. I also got to explore central and south Vietnam, immersed in the culture and especially in the food. I tried duck embryo and dog and weasel and wild boar and pigs ears and beef intestine and basically anything that was put in front of me!
08/24/2010 2:18:09 PM CDT
Lisa says ...
It would have to be nearly every summer of my childhood. Days spent at the pool, nights spent catching fireflies and everything in-between - attempting to learn to dive every summer and never mastering it, trips to the fireworks tent on the outskirts of town every July 3rd, and of course, the week long cross-country family road trip. Summers just don't have quite the same meaning as an adult.
08/24/2010 2:31:58 PM CDT
Donna Vabulas says ...
This has been my most memorable summer! I left my job after seven years, for ethical reasons. I wanted to pursue my dream of selling at a Farmers Market, and I am a vendor at Grafton Farmers Market here in Massachusetts. I sell eggs from chickens that I feed organically and veggies that I grow without chemicals. I have happy hens and happy customers! It is very satisfying,even though I don't make a lot of money. However, my husband recently broke his arm (devastating for a musician!) and now we are pretty strapped. He gets out of the hospital tomorrow and is also out of work for several weeks. I would LOVE to win this and have a cook-out for our friends, it would be lovely to entertain at home and still pay the mortgage! Life's a Garden, Dig It!
08/27/2010 8:05:49 AM CDT
Teri says ...
This summer has been my most memorable. My precious niece turned 1 just a few days ago and in June her little brother was born. These sweeties will be going with their Auntie to Whole Foods cooking classes as soon as they are old enough!!
08/24/2010 2:59:39 PM CDT
Jennifer Hyduke says ...
My memorable summer was the summer I accompanied my son, as a junior golfer, to the PGA Spa and Resort in FL. We met great people, shared great food and it is a time we will always remember together!
08/24/2010 3:11:59 PM CDT
Portia says ...
My most memorable summer was actually the summer of this year. I attended a family reunion and was able to spend time with family members I have not seen in a very long time and some that I had not met at all. It reminds you that the simple things, food, friends and family mean everything.
08/24/2010 3:12:35 PM CDT
Laila says ...
Went on my very first cruise out in the West Carribean. Had a chance to swim with the dolphins and even got a kiss. It was such an exciting trip. I hope to do it again.
08/27/2010 8:05:23 AM CDT
Kathy Watson says ...
One of my most memorable summers was when my son was born. It was in the heat of August, so that summer I sweated a lot, but learned to slow down, enjoy the moment and our new family member. (who is now 17 years old by the way!)
08/24/2010 3:26:34 PM CDT
Theresa says ...
The summer I moved out of my parents house to go off to school. Very memorable. I really grew and became self-reliant.
08/24/2010 3:42:04 PM CDT
Ray says ...
The summer I got married was very memorable.
08/24/2010 3:43:08 PM CDT
CW Gillihan says ...
Given my age - 20 - it may come as little surprise that this has been my most memorable summer to date. The memories begin in Venezuela, where I visited my girlfriend and her family. Between the dancing and the beaches I ate some of the best food I've ever encountered. Queso blanco, plantains, yuca, arepas, avocado, wine (no se preocupa - the drinking age is 18 there)...amazing, no doubt. Then it was off to San Francisco, where I spent the summer interning at a non-profit and living with my older brother. Again, the food draws me in, as San Francisco is filled with farmers markets and artisan food products. Finally, I ended the summer working on a farm in Northern California, where everyday my dinner consisted of whatever I decided to pick off the vine (or tree, or bush) that evening. A summer for foodies, indeed!
08/24/2010 3:44:28 PM CDT
megan says ...
my most memorable summer thur far was in 2006, I graduated from college and planned my wedding to my wonderful husband!
08/24/2010 3:48:35 PM CDT
Katie says ...
One of my most memorable summers was 2006. I studied abroad in Argentina and in addition to brushing up on my Spanish, I also had the opportunity to eat a lot of grass-fed delicious beef. My boyfriend at the time didn't believe me when I told him how good it was....until he came down to visit me and completely agreed. Along with eating amazing food I had the opportunity to travel around the country seeing the waterfalls at Iguazu Falls, the Andes Mountains in Bariloche, the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia, the tip of South America in Ushuaia and even a day trip over to Uruguay!
08/24/2010 3:52:17 PM CDT
Donna Wiegert says ...
My most memorable would have been the year my aunt got a swimming pool and my cousin would come pick me up every day to help babysit my younger cousins but we would spend the entire day in the pool. We only got out to make lunch for them. Had a great tan that year.
08/27/2010 7:50:12 AM CDT
Colleen says ...
My most memorable summer was in 2004 just before I got pregnant. My parents took me and my husband along with my brother and his wife to Hawaii. We were there for 14 days, and it was amazing. We stayed on Oahu for eight days and the Big Island for 6 days. It's one of the few places in the world to have all five climate zones. Without a doubt one of the most relaxing, stimulating, and care-free vacations of my life. I had spent the year before losing a lot of weight, and it was one of the few times in my life I was pleased with how I looked. My husband and I spent so much time together exploring and learning about Hawaii but also about each other. Since then we have gone on to have three kids, two cars, etc. But Hawaii is always a beautiful memory we have to help us reconnect and grow together.
08/27/2010 7:50:13 AM CDT
Nancy S says ...
My most memorable summer was the year I had jaw surgery and my jaw was wired shut for about 6 weeks. Most of my friends abandoned me because it was hard to understand my speech and I wasn't able to do a lot of the fun things everyone else was enjoying. But one special friend stayed by my side, bringing over movies, taking me to free outdoor concerts, etc... and then out for a great dinner to celebrate when the wires came off! Although I had known him for a while, that was when I really started getting an inkling that there was something extra special about this guy. I was right - and we were married a few years later. :-)
08/27/2010 7:50:46 AM CDT
Tami says ...
Summer of 1988 - graduated high school then spent the summer in Alaska before heading to college. So many amazing experiences in such a seemingly short time.
08/27/2010 7:50:47 AM CDT
Mary Capps says ...
I always remember the summers growing up in Boston the best. Every July 4th, we'd have a barbecue with family and neighbors on the tiny grill my father built out of discarded bricks, with hot dogs, hamburgers, and most importantly, watermelon! My friends and I would spit the seeds all over the yard, hoping the seeds would sprout, giving us the joy of summer watermelon all year round (yes, we were idealistic children). Then, as the nip of fall was arriving, every Labor Day, we'd drive to Brockton, about 20 miles south of us, and attend a picnic on the grounds of a local convent with a primarily Lithuanian congregation. Well, they called it a picnic, but it was definitely more of a Lithuanian cultural festival, with food, beverages, music, dancing - just one big party!
08/27/2010 7:51:17 AM CDT
Barefoot Liz says ...
My most memorable summer was 2009. My son and I went on a short vacation (just one state away). We stayed in a cozy B&B which welcomed children. The grounds were lovely and my son adored playing lawn games. We sat on the porch together while drinking tea and chatted away. It was such a wonderful bonding experience. I long for the day when we can go back to that B&B.
08/27/2010 7:51:27 AM CDT
Leslie Chiappetti says ...
My most memorable summer was this one, 2010. We lost half our house in a flood a month ago, but we witnessed a town coming together to help each other and try and bring a community back from devastation. After it happened, we all met at the park to cry, helped each other rip out dry wall so the mold wouldn't hurt our families and anyone who still had a working washer and dryer helped their neighbor wash their sewage soaked blankets, clothes and bedding to try and minimize what we all lost. In the end we lost, but we gained stronger friendships and community!
08/27/2010 7:51:37 AM CDT
Laura Bushnell says ...
I spent my childhood attending summer camp. I would go to the first session in June and then convince my parents to send me again to the final session in August. The summer I was 15 was the last year I attended camp. I remember swimming in the lake, canoeing down the river and log rolling. There were campfires and sing-alongs and great times with friends.
08/27/2010 7:51:42 AM CDT

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