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Tamara says ...
This has been my most memorable summer. I am approching 40 my kids are getting older, my youngest was at summer camp most of the summer so I had to do something to keep my self busy. I am a personal trainer and fitness instructor, so needless to say nutrition has always been a priority of mine. That being said, in January of this year I was diagnosed with celiac disease...turned my life upside down! Although eating "clean" before hand helped somewhat, all of the whole grains, low calorie, low fat, ect. was out the window and forget about anything with wheat! Which brought me to a new way to shop organic and whole food stores, it was not up to me anymore, or my wallet. That some how dictated my summer plans, with a girlfriend in hand we traveled our nearest coast in search of whole food stores such as Trader Joe's, Whole foods, and fresh market on on way to beaches, of course. At this stage, the best of both worlds with two women with no kids at the moment! Now it is the end of August, wishing I could hope over to Trader Joe's again like it was up the street not two and a half hours away but to my surprise and delight a Fresh market has just opened 15 minutes away.....Thank you!
08/25/2010 7:22:12 PM CDT
Jenna says ...
My most memorable summer was when I took my two daughters on our first family vacation. We went to Buttermilk Falls in Ithaca, NY. We hiked the rim & gorge trails, camped, and visited some of the small towns around Ithaca.
08/25/2010 7:35:28 PM CDT
Cathy E. says ...
My most memorable summer was 2005. I completed one life long dream and began the next one. At the start of summer, I graduated from college with my degree in education at the age of 42 and at the end of the same summer found out I was expecting twins.
08/25/2010 7:35:31 PM CDT
Lisa says ...
My most memorable summer was of 2009. I just got married that April...then in May my husband had a seizure (2nd one in his life) which caused posterior dislocations of BOTH arms & one arm broke in several places.....during surgery (a plate with 10 pins to put it back together) he suffered a heart attack....in goes the stent....So, my Summer & many months there after, was spent being my husbands nurse 24/7....& getting acquainted even more than one can ever imagine as a newly wed! (He could not use his arms for weeks!) I did it all...with all my heart.....
08/25/2010 7:39:24 PM CDT
Angela says ...
The year, 1987, and the summer was full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. My ballet company and I traveled to Russia to dance as part of a cultural exchange. It was still the Soviet Union back then, and I was able to see for myself how lucky I was and am to live in the United States. From the Hermitage Museum to Red Square and Lenin's tomb, I was able to take in amazing art, unusual food and see a dying culture. I savor that experience, and, by the way, if you are a dancer or know one, I, also, got to dance on a raked stage. Cannot imagine how ballerinas stay on their toes at an angle :)
08/25/2010 7:40:40 PM CDT
lisbet says ...
Well it was actually THIS summer! I signed a pledge in June to speak, read, and listen only to Japanese for 9 weeks as part of a language intensive training program. Let me tell you, that was intense. I also took part in a tea ceremony club and a calligraphy club, and learned how to make onigiri. I got a hand cut image made by one of only four remaining Japanese kami-kiri (paper cutting) artists in Japan. It was a fascinating AND incredibly stressful summer, so I could use a party :)
08/25/2010 7:44:00 PM CDT
Sher says ...
My most memorable summer was 1998, when our family moved out of a 3000 square foot house into a brand new 30 foot RV. We took an amazing three month trip across the United States and into Canada, stopping at many National Parks,and museums,and did a lot of sight seeing along the way. It was the trip of a lifetime, and a great history lesson for us all. We really enjoyed our family time together, and have so many good memories and pictures.
08/25/2010 7:46:16 PM CDT
Joe Williams says ...
Most memorable summer. The summer I went to cheerleading camp in Tulsa Oklahoma. It was fun but it sure was HOTTTTT!!!!!
08/25/2010 8:00:33 PM CDT
Mary Zwolinski says ...
love it-want it-thank you
08/25/2010 8:03:00 PM CDT
brenda says ...
Definitely the summer I took my 2 sons to Virginia. They were 7 and 11 at the time. We rented a bright red sports car and hit about every tourist attraction the state had to offer. I was surprised by how much they loved Colonial Williamsburg. Water Country USA and swimming with the dolphins in Virginia Beach were big hits, too. They're grown now, but that's a trip I love to remember.
08/25/2010 8:03:54 PM CDT
B. Schurle says ...
I think my most memorable summer is this one. All of our family--my husband, daughter, son-in-law, their two miraculous 16 month old twin daughters, our two sons (one from chicago and the other one about to start med school) plus their girlfriends, and I were able to sneak away to Colorado for a few days. We stayed at or near friends' cabin in the majestic mountains. The cool crisp weather made for delightful hiking (first time for our granddaughters), white water rafting, plus evenings spent together. I think the food, folks, and fun made for a most memorable summer.
08/25/2010 8:04:55 PM CDT
Kelly says ...
This summer has been the most memorable for me. The youngest of my four children started school. This is the first time in eight years that I have had more than an hour go by and I did not hear "Mom" Very sad, almost as if I have earned my wings. Very bitter sweet! :)
08/25/2010 8:10:06 PM CDT
Jane says ...
1966-I was fifteen; visiting Cape Cod with my parents and stranded on an anchored raft surrounded by stinger jellyfish. A boy with the prettiest blue eyes and frecked nose began to talk with me, and thus began a 10-year penpal relationship in which we "grew up" together.I visited him once at Brown University, and he visited me once in Pittsburgh. I think I should go now and look him up on Facebook!
08/25/2010 8:10:50 PM CDT
Nora Zajac says ...
Oh, in 1958 we fell in love, foolishly squabbled, and broke up, all because we were stubborn and young. On the Fourth of July, after a tearful week, the phone rang. Would I like to go with him to see the fireworks? Would I! We speak about that evening with wonder, all these fifty-some years later. The angels were upon our shoulders, guiding us. We will be married fifty-two years this fall, and he is still my darling love.
08/25/2010 8:13:59 PM CDT
Joyce says ...
My children were young, I was newly divorced, and about to return to College in the Fall. We drove to Mexico in a VW Bug, with $85 from my mother-in-law, planning to camp out on the coast. Our first stop was the Tijuana farmer's Market. The food was beautiful, fresh and embarrassingly inexpensive, though I definitely appreciated it. Everywhere we went, people were caring and generous. We were given food, invited into homes. We only spent one night sleeping out of doors. A single mother with young children seemed to invite so much generosity. My children are grown with their own families now, but they always say it was the best Summer ever. We had a wonderful time, met wonderful people and had fresh beautiful food every day, and came home with $0.52! My brother-in-law insisted on filling our gas tank, and with my mother-in-law's gas credit card, we traveled 500 wonder-filled miles!
08/25/2010 8:16:30 PM CDT
Ann says ...
Hoping to create memories this Memorial day weekend. Hubby and I are moving into our first new house together. After being married for 20 years, and living in a condo, we're super psyched to have some grass, to roll in - and yes, space for our BBQ. So a goodie basket is just what we need - we probably won't have much to eat for a while...saving for mortgage!!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter and dream of yummy Whole Foods goodies!
08/25/2010 8:17:21 PM CDT
sogogo says ...
my most memorable summer was when i adopted my kids. returning to the USA as a mom was the most special time! since my kids are from Africa, i was happy that it was summer -with long warm days, swimming pools and wonderful fruit & veggies!
08/25/2010 8:18:34 PM CDT
Shirley Davis says ...
To walk in the steps of Jesus shocked me when my husband said we are going on a pilgrmage to Jerusalem! That was 2 years ago and an experience never to be forgotten. To walk up the Via Delarosa and carry the cross of Jesus with 3 other tourists brought tears to my eyes. Floating in the Dead Sea made me giddy! What a wonderful time we had!!
08/25/2010 8:21:52 PM CDT
Loren says ...
My most memorable summer might be a weird one to some people, but it was the first year of my marraige to my husband and the time I became a new mom. My husband was in deployed in Iraq with the Army in 2006 and I was a new mother all alone. This summer was memorable because I truly got to bond with my 1st child. By the time my husband came home when my son was 7 months old I felt like a pro at being a new mom!
08/25/2010 8:22:18 PM CDT
Linda Grant says ...
The summer I took a cross-country road trip with my dog. I spent 5 weeks on the road, going wherever I wanted and seeing what I wanted of our country. I visited Yellowstone and Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. I was surprised by the beauty of the desert--a place I'd always considered empty and lifeless. It was full of color and amazing diversity. I went to bed with the sun and got up with the sun. I had loons serenade me at a small lake in MN. I met a teacher in ID making movies to teach his class about Lewis and Clark when he returned home. I sat in the visitor's center at Custer's Last Stand and watched a thunderstorm rage outside while learning about life in the calvary or in a Sioux village. I wish I could have gone another 5 weeks--our country is so amazing you couldn't see it all in a lifetime of trips but I feel fortunate I got the chance to see all that I saw.
08/25/2010 8:23:38 PM CDT
Jo Love says ...
My most memorable summer, was traveling the midwest checking out the wineries, from Door County to Missouri.
08/25/2010 8:36:12 PM CDT
Lagelle says ...
My most memorable summer must be the year I gave birth to my 1st child. Midori was born on June 20,2004! Although things didn't go according to plan for my labor/delivery it was still an exciting time in my life. I remember all the sleepless nights but receiving tons of help & meals from friends and family! She is now 6 years old and in 1st grade, my how time flies <3
08/25/2010 8:37:18 PM CDT
Joyce Crum says ...
My most memorable summer was 1975 when my parents and aunts and uncles went to Hawaii and were left alone with our cousins for the first time. We shortly realized only one of us could cook. One day the four of us went to some mountain top family property and went hiking through the woods. It was quite beautiful. Our cousins were city dwellers and were enjoying the change of scenery. We journeyed too far down the mountain side and caught the attention of a cabin owner in the valley. He soon started shooting at us. I presume with buckshot and we were out of range of real harm. In any case we did get the message and started climbing straight up the hill as fast as we could. It was steep, rocky and hot. If that wasn’t enough, my cousin stepped into a yellow jacket hive and we had angry swarming bees around us. Fortunately we were all unharmed but it was a memorable experience. To this day I don’t think our parents know of our eventful day on the mountain.
08/25/2010 8:40:02 PM CDT
Laura B. says ...
My most memorable summer was the summer after my high school graduation. Before I went off to college, I spent the entire summer with my friends. It was bittersweet because we were all going our separate ways, but some of those friendships are still important to me. I made a lot of wonderful memories with a lot of wonderful friends from my small hometown high school and I will never forget it.
08/25/2010 8:40:16 PM CDT
Rachel says ...
My most memorable Summer was 1996. I met my husband at camp, we were just 16 at the time. We now have two beautiful children and we are still happy and together after 14 years! Of course I have had memorable Summers with my kids too (Beach trips, Disney World), but b/c the Summer of 1996 started it all, I chose that one :)
08/25/2010 8:49:08 PM CDT

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