CONTEST: How I (Wish I) Spent my Summer Vacation

We have our winners! Congrats to Lacey who won our Grand Prize and Naomi who won our 2nd Prize. Thank you to everyone who participated!

At Mable’s, summer is our favorite season and we’re so glad it’s finally here! We believe that you don’t have to be school-aged to have an absolutely fantastic “summer vacation”. So how are you spending your time so far? How do you wish you could spend your summer vacation? Tell us about your summer (real or imagined) and you can win a prize pack of goodies from Maybe you already visited a certain person or place, or maybe you dream of fantastical summer adventures; whatever it is, tell us those ideas and wishes.

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One Grand Prize Winner will get a little more summer fun with:
Transversion by Loop NYC Cocktail Wristlet Purse
Set of 4 “winky vision” Pink Elephant Coasters
12 oz. Retro-Themed Cocktail Shaker
Set of 100 Cocktail Mermaid drink markers
Set of 75 Cocktail Squid drink markers

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A 2nd Prize Winner will receive the following goodies:
Set of 4 Tiki Coasters
12 oz. Retro-Themed Cocktail Shaker
Set of 100 Cocktail Mermaid drink markers
Set of 75 Cocktail Squid drink markers

How to Enter
In the comments, write about either a) how you’ve actually been spending your summer vacation or b) how you wish you could spend it. You don’t have to identify if your flash fiction story is truth or fiction. Make it at least a short paragraph, and as long as you want.
Use the e-mail address where you would like to be contacted if you win. Your email address will only been seen by the Mable’s Crew and will never be shared or sold.

The Fine Print
Contest runs from July 5, 2007 – July 31, 2007
Open to U.S. residents only, ages 18 and older

Make your entry as true or imaginative as you’d like. Just keep it fun! Here are some examples:

This summer I’ve spent the 9-5 hours at work, but everyday when I clock out I head to the beach. I watch people lounging, playing and surfing, look for seashells, and just breathe in the fresh, salty air. It helps me unwind, and it’s really fun for me as well. I only get about a half hour before I have to head home to make dinner and just go about the rest of my day, but that half hour at the coastline is what has made this summer beautiful.

On the first day of summer this year I packed up a little suitcase, hopped in my propeller plane, and have been traveling the globe every since. I’ve soared over the pyramids in Egypt, nearly skimmed the rainforests of Belize, soared above the mountains of India, and grazed the black sand beaches of New Zealand. By the end of summer I will have visited just about every place that I’ve ever dreamed of! I guess I’ll have to visit the rest of them next summer…

Good luck and have a great summer everyone!

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  1. Lucy Bauer
    July 6th, 2007 | 12:29 pm

    I am a mother of three, we are going to spend our entire summer traveling aroung San Diego. We plan on visiting all the wonderfuly beautiful spots that our city has to offer. I am going to journal all of our travels and write a book for parents. The book will be a guide for San Diego families, it will have directions to each location, pictures and activity lessons to do at the location.
    It will be a great summer full of fun.

  2. Michael
    July 9th, 2007 | 9:49 am

    I long for those summers of old when I’d get together with my friends and we’d bike ride as far as we could just to see what is out there. We weren’t old enough to drive yet, but we liked to go exploring. Mysterious sewer pipes, babbling “creeks”, the annual air show at the military base, train depots, hidden bike jumps, those were real fun times. This summer I think I’ll go back to those days when responsibility wasn’t high up on our list of vocabulary words.

  3. July 11th, 2007 | 6:43 pm

    My summer has been almost totally nonexistent, between all the crazy rain we’ve had and being massively pregnant with my second child. No travel plans, no fun outings really. A tiny bit of swimming pool action. My baby is due July 30th, so I’m hoping that we’ll still have some summer fun opportunities once he’s out of my belly.

  4. Lacey
    July 13th, 2007 | 1:38 pm

    The sun is brightly shining outside.

    And I’m stuck inside working.

    Often, I daydream of summer vacation. I’m sort of old fashioned at times, thinking about wanting to see and visit many of the touristy things from when the Interstates first connected our nation, in the 1950s. I’ve even been cultivating my black Betty Page hair to fit the part!

    I think about getting a vintage Chevy, then taking a road trip along the remanants of Route 66, stopping at every gaudy tourist trap along the way to snap photos. I’d visit every state park, national park, and interesting dive along the way, trying to recreate the classic American road trip. I’d stay in hotels shaped like teepees. I’d eat at the tacky restaurants with over-sized cow statues outside them.

    Mostly, I would just like to see what I missed, being born nearly thirty years too late to catch these parts of the country in their heyday! That’s how I would love to spend my summer vacation.

  5. Laura
    July 17th, 2007 | 1:29 pm

    For two summers in my early 20′s I took geology courses(in college) that went somewhere in the states to study the geology of the area. We visited (hiked, burned and wore ourselves out) all the National parks in Az, Ut, Nv and my favorite Hawaii. The National Parks offer their version of a “Passport” which we each bought. Every National Park we visited from then on out, gave us a stamp stating the time and date we were there. It has always been my dream to get to more of the National parks out there and have my little passport stamped and I’d love to start out my summer by visiting Yosemite. =)

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