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Elizabeth P. says ...
My most memorable summer has to be while my husband was deployed to Iraq. On the morning of my birthday (early July), he called with a surprise saying, "Darling, I'm on my way home." The sweetest words (and the sweetest gift) I can imagine.
08/24/2010 11:42:52 PM CDT
Danielle says ...
My number one memorable summer was in 1990 when me, my mother and my sister hiked the Grand Canyon. I was 11 and my sister was 3. It was quite the adventure that was not researched by my mother enough. Little did we know that this hike was for experienced hikers. But my mom had the thought that if you were going to look at it, you might as well hike it. We made it down to Phantom Ranch in one day and back the next day. I recently made a trip back to Arizona and got us all shirts that said we made it all the way down. All three of us are quite proud of our adventure and my sister and I want to do it again...only this time a little more prepared. Thanks Mom!!
08/24/2010 11:44:40 PM CDT
nis says ...
I had traveled to Huatulco, Mexico with my brother and we stayed at a hotel that was on the beach that had open huts outside with hammocks; I laid on it and closed my eyes. All I kept hearing were the waves of the ocean and the slight warm/cool wind. All my troubles had disappeared for that one day. I was so comfortable and content, I did not eat nor use the services for the whole day!
08/27/2010 7:46:20 AM CDT
Regina says ...
While each summer is better than the last, my most impressionable one was probably when I was 16. I spent 45 days backpacking through Europe with a group from my high school. We started in London and ended in Rome. It really opened up my eyes for experiencing other countries/cultures and sparked my love of travel.
08/27/2010 7:46:12 AM CDT
Lindsay says ...
Five years ago, one side of our family rented a huge beach house on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina. For an entire week, we chased crabs on the beach, built sandcastles, played card games, and cooked huge family meals. Wish I could turn back the clock!
08/25/2010 12:51:37 AM CDT
Lisa McLeroy says ...
The best summer was in the 70s when a boy named Frankie lived across the street while his stepfather went to school at the nearby Air Force base where my Father was stationed. Of course, I had a crush on him, but his whole family was cool! His mother had 6 names, which I can still recall! His brother Tony was distant, and his sister Debbie was a good friend. Today (8/27) is Frankie's birthday. I always think of when he moved away and the song that I remember from that time is "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross.
08/27/2010 7:46:12 AM CDT
Amber B. says ...
In one summer, I graduated from college, got married, went on a European honeymoon, moved to Texas, and began graduate school. Busiest summer ever, and also the most fun!
08/27/2010 7:45:40 AM CDT
Jill Babore Turco says ...
My most memorable summer to date was this one! I just married the love of my life!
08/27/2010 7:45:30 AM CDT
Sara Austin says ...
My most memorable summer was this one because we learned how to have fun as a family without spending money...we went to parks, visited libraries, relaxed and just enjoyed each other.
08/27/2010 7:45:11 AM CDT
Lisa R says ...
Mine was in 2004. I got married and moved across country with my new husband. It was an adventurous summer.
08/27/2010 7:43:23 AM CDT
Karen says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer of 1988, our second son was just born and we were fortunate to have just moved into a home on the North Fork of Long Island. We were surrounded by beautiful farms and farmstands selling farm fresh produce. (Before we had a Whole Foods) We had lots of good friends and family visit and enjoyed lazy days exploring and at the beach....good memories
08/27/2010 7:43:24 AM CDT
Tracy Lotz says ...
Going to Disneyland with my family. And my aunt, uncle, and cousin came out from Colorado to meet us there. It was so fun. When my family got tired and went back to the hotel, I stayed with my aunt and uncle and we hit so many more rides together. It was awesome!
08/27/2010 7:43:31 AM CDT
Athena says ...
My most memorable summer has to be this summer. I got to spend 2 wonderful weeks on the beach in Florida with my whole entire family. This was the first time I've been able to vacation with my dad in 20 years. It was pure bliss having my 3yr old have quality time with grandpa the pics and stories will be cherished for a lifetime. The invigorating walks and talks on the beach with dad were fabulous.
08/27/2010 7:43:35 AM CDT
michelle says ...
My most memorable summer was when I was a young child, I lived with my relatives in Northern Ontario, Canada for the summer. It was a summer of swimming everyday in the community pool--in fact I learned how to swim that summer and how to dive off of a diving board! I remember also going into the rocky Northen terrain to pick blueberries and my aunt baking the most delicious blueberry pies! It was the summer that I got introduced to the Nancy Drew Mystery books and remember my uncle grilling steaks on the small BBQ outside..this was in the 70's!
08/27/2010 7:43:42 AM CDT
Monica Wittmer says ...
My most memorable summer was the last one with my Dad - it will always stick in my head, because it was the last real quality time I got with him before he suddenly passed away. We took the kids fishing, adopted puppies together, threw a big party...That is the summer forever in my mind.
08/27/2010 7:44:05 AM CDT
Debbie Howard says ...
My most memorable summer was the year I went to New York with my family. We went to the Statue of Liberty and she was beautiful. We also saw ground zero and it was so sad.
08/27/2010 7:44:17 AM CDT
Kyra says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer I met my now husband, and became pregnant with him with our first daughter. (We move fast haha). A month after we met I was pregnant and we moved in together. Our beautiful little girl was born the following May, and is soon to be a big sister this Christmas! That summer made me a wife and a mother and I would never trade it in for anything.
08/27/2010 7:44:20 AM CDT
Jeanette Hamilton says ...
Summers growing up are my most memorable. We played outside barefooted from daylight to dark. Lemonade stands, building forts, jump-roping, playing hide and go seek during the day. Laid in the cool grass at night and stargazed. Life was simple.
08/27/2010 7:44:26 AM CDT
Julie says ...
The first summer we took the kids to the beach. We went with my parents and I don't know who was more excited, the kids or the grandparents! We had so much fun playing in the sand, splashing in the waves, making dinner together....great memories for everyone.
08/27/2010 7:44:36 AM CDT
Heather Sharp says ...
I spent a summer in Granada, Andalucia, in the south of Spain. I was 21 years old, had little "real" responsibility, and I spent my time eating fantastic food, drinking good wine, and dancing. And dancing, and dancing, and dancing. To this day, when the old man and I want to have a good Friday night, we procure delicious wine and make tapas. We sit and listen to music, eat and drink, and are happy.
08/27/2010 7:44:38 AM CDT
HealthCoachChristine says ...
My most memorable summer would have to be the summer of 2007, when my husband and I got married and spent a 12 day honeymoon is Tahiti! A month later we conceived our first child, a son! My son has become the inspiration in my life to make necessary lifestyle changes, become a Holistic mom and return to nutrition school. I am now a 'Holistic Health Coach for Moms,' and I am sharing my knowledge with the world!!! I love helping moms make their own formula, homemade foods, or quick healthy meals for their families. Nothing is more empowering as a mom, then being able to give your child the best health by naturally boosting their immune system, and giving them a head start on life, as they are rapidly developing. It's simple, easy and fun but it's a world that so many are not open to. Look up MomsCoachforLife to learn more about what I do and start living your BEST LIFE NOW!!! =)
08/27/2010 7:44:39 AM CDT
Gayle Escobar says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer of 1997. The previous fall, I had met up with a group of Michael Jackson fans that I met on the internet. We wanted to go to whatever city Michael Jackson would open up for his HIStory tour. We went to Prague in the Czech Republic and Budapest Hungary. We all had so much fun with each other and Michael that we decided to do it again in the summer of 1997. We traveled to London and watched Michael perform for the second leg of the HIStory tour, where I actually got to sit in the mix tower seats right behind his Mother Katherine and his then wife, Lisa Marie Presley. Seeing Michael Jackson live and experiencing his magic was something that felt like a dream in the moment. Now that he's gone, it's something that I will cherish for the rest of my life. This weekend would have been his 52nd birthday and I'm forever reminded that he was "Gone Too Soon" but I know I'm one of the lucky ones.
08/27/2010 7:45:04 AM CDT
Karen says ...
Definitely the first summer this "city girl" spent at my grandparents farm. I was probably 6 or 7, and I remember going with my grandpa to gather eggs, milk cows and catch fish from the stock pond, then watching my grandmother turn all those various ingredients into amazing meals!
08/27/2010 7:45:05 AM CDT
Suzanne says ...
Summer picnics on the rolling hills of grass outside the Utah State Capital building in Salt Lake ... under the cherry trees.
08/27/2010 7:45:06 AM CDT
Amy says ...
This summer has been my most memorable. My oldest son turned 4, my daughter is 2 1/2 and my precious baby boy is now 4 months. A summer full of swimming, parks, beaches, and camping trips has been amazing. Reminds me of my summers growing up. Only better.
08/25/2010 7:54:12 AM CDT

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