WIN: Mystery Box of Summer Fun!

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WIN: Mystery Box of Summer Fun!

Mystery Box of Summer Fun!

 

Summer's just around the corner, so this month, we're giving away a very special Mystery box of Mystery to one very lucky Mac|Lifer. What's in the box will only be revealed the second it arrives at your door, but we know you love a good mystery.To be eligible, you'll need to leave your best summer memory in the replies!

Mac|Life "Mystery Box of Summer Fun" Contest rules: The winner will be chosen at random from qualified entries. All entries must be received no later than July 31, 2011. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. Employees of Sponsor, its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents, and foregoing employees¹ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. If two or more people enter identical designs and that entry is selected as the winner, the entry received first will be awarded the contest prize. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Future US, Inc. c/o Mac|Life Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.

 

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Mohamad Olabi

Nothing was more fun than my wedding day last summer

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wboro101

A family vacation to Hawaii! It was the trip of a life time. Me my two brothers and parents visited the hawaiian islands. We visited Maui and O'aha. We visited Pearl Harbor and many other amazing placed

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arjay67

Every summer for the past 6 years I have spent one week in the TN mountains with my family. Motorcycling, helicopter tours, theme parks and way too many shops full of kitch.

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donahue4

The Haunted House ride on the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD.

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3lewsers

A week in the Outer Banks is enough for me.

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sunbears

We just left always sunny, 105F Austin TX for a few days on the Oregon Coast. It was overcast, 60F, and windy on the beach. Gorgeous!

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him1532

First family vacation in 10 years! All family members get together back home.I am looking forward to meeting my cousins for the first time.

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lisatry

I'd spend days at my grandparent's house in Brooklyn. I was given a quarter to buy a Lois Lane "Annual" comic book, which seemed very thick and sure to take a long time to read. I'd set up headquarters on their porch, off the stairs, where I had a good view of the street. I sat there in this green chaise longue (we called it 'chays lounge'), with my feet up, sipping lemonade from the tall, never empty glass (my grandmother kept topping it off) that was resting on the matching green cafe table. High culture in Brooklyn!

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toadliy

Best summer memory: Taking a cruise around the Mediterranean Sea with my family. Stops included cities in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey. Absolutely unforgettable.

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melapple

Fishing with my cousin who is no longer with us. He used to compete with my mom on who got the first fish. Sometimes a dip in the lake so the fish wouldn't get away happened!

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blueberryjam

I remember the summer when, like many young boys who have read about Huckleberry Finn, myself and my good friend set out on a rubber raft with sandwiches down a local stream convinced we would make it to the Mississippi River. Even though we didn't make it more than 10 miles, the adventure and dreaming were enough to put it up there as one of my best summer memories.

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16jambal

Ocean Fishing with my family!

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paul1998

My best summer memory is when i got and ipad for my birthday

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NTR

It's simple: best summer memory is the one I spent visiting my mother in Sedona, AZ as an adult. It would turn out to be our last summer together and we made enough memories from Tuscan to flagstaff to last a lifetime.

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Ryanpatrick358

My best summer memory is geting my first laptop!!!:)

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TheCastro

My best summer vacations was last year. I just bought a 2004 Volvo S60R and decided to see my buddy out in California. I'm near DC. So I drove out to Kansas first to see my family there, then I headed through southern Colorado. All along the way I recorded video and took photos with my iPhone and kept uplaoding them to facebook and such.

I drove through Wolf's Pass in the Rockies and it was awesome. So I went south and saw the Four Corners National Park and the Navajo people working and living out in the areas around. I like the way the desert and the stacked rocks look out there, it's peacful.

Then I headed out to the loneliest road in America and drove out onto the Salt Flats and laid my car out full speed. 158 :)Along the road people hop out and organize rocks on the salt near the highway saying things like Jim and Susan '68 and such, it was neat. I also saw a sign that said B-52 bomber range, and there were craters and targets still out there, history is cool.

Finally I got to California (My first time there) and my buddy and I drove all the way from the north to LA. That was pretty sweet, we raced on the interstate in the middle of the night, ate In'N'Out, which was better than I thought it would be after constantly hearing about it from friends.

On the return trip I swung through San Francisco and tried to see the Golden Gate Bridge, super foggy, so no pics there. But I didn't have cash to pay the toll on the bay bridge, so I held out my credit card, the guy in the booth goes, "Whooooaaaaa, no waaayyy! Here I took a pic it'll be mailed to you!" (Side note: I never got the bill, I even emailed the California Transport people and never heard back.)

The rest of the ride home was pretty uneventful except the cop that shot across the interstate and almost wrecked on my car giving me a speeding ticket. I pulled over and stopped and waited for him, he seemed pretty shaken up about almost crashing. But eventually after Oaklahoma and sleeping in Kentucky I got back home with some good video, pictures and gifts for my friends.

I should have done it again this year.

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jerrolbwallace

The best summer I had was when my mother threw a reception for my wife and I. It was such a nice spread and we were shown so much love. It was especially great because my wife and I lived apart for the first year of our marriage and that summer we were able to spend it together. 17 years later we are still going strong!

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Bfahlgren

The best summer for me occured right after high school. Me and a friend took a road trip across the US and went to nearly 20 National Parks. Lots of fun.

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I_spock

The summer between freshman and sophomore years during a canoeing trip on the Wisconsin river. It was a coming of age trip with the families of a few schoolmates who were so nice to me during the tough slog through teendom.

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newmans143

Right now, this summer. We sold our house due to my husband getting new job. Right after it sold, he got laid off already! We scrambled and found a house to rent in Ormond Beach and am getting a great tan and loving the new restaurants, etc. Found 2 Mac User groups I did not know existed and am close to some great colleges in Daytona. Finally got 3G on the ipad and helped us look for properties over there; what a godsend! Best summer ever so far!

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MacThespian

The summer after my senior year in high school (1965) I somehow persuaded my parents to let me spend it in Europe by myself. Ok, the kicker was that I enrolled in a French language and culture course at the University of Dijon for a month, but then I travelled around France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Norway, and the UK. I stayed with penpals, and grew up a lot. And I did it on the cheap--the whole summer, including tuition and airfare, cost about $930! Even with inflation, that was a bargain.

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AppleFanboy

Well, my best summer was when I got my iPad! Actually, that thing has changed my life in more than one way.

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Mannymammoth

Naah, not really I live in the High sierra so basically my ass is frozen all the time!

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jjq224

My best Summer Ever - Hmmmm. I would say working out at Boy Scout Camp 30+ years ago. I worked the kitchen with a great group of guys... well, all but one. Even the adults didn't like "Joe" (name changed to protect the guilty). Anyway, one afternoon he was getting on everyone's last nerve - even the campers. So, that night when he went to bed, we took the buffalo head from the wall in the dining hall and placed it in his cot - an homage to "The Godfather". We then picked up the platform his tent was on and set it adrift in the lake (honestly, an atom bomb couldn't wake "Joe" up). We then spent the night on the beach, waiting. The scream and "splash" the next morning was met with laughs and applauds.

Needless to say, "Joe" was mad. However, for the remaining 3 weeks he was a completely different person.

Best Summer Ever.

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JesseLara

I find it funny that the contest is for a mystery box considering one of my best summer memories was as a child when I received as a joke an empty box for my birthday. Instead of letting it get me down, that box was everything from a space station to a dungeon for the few weeks my mom allowed me to play with it until she tired of it rolling around the living room floor with me inside of it knocking things over. Never underestimate the power of a "mystery box"

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jwolf78

One summer around the age of 12, 6 of my buddies and I spent the whole summer riding our bicycles "everywhere". Each morning we would get up, and decide where to ride. This went on all summer, until that one fateful ride, when we crashed. Having too much fun and not paying attention, we crashed, just like you see during the 'Tour de France", a tangle of bikes. Now, I just ride Harleys with my friends. Hopefully, we are more mature and the same fate will not befall us.

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Versatile Image

My best summer was back when I was 8 years old. My cousins and I lived in the same housing project. We would come together in the back of my apartment building and play baseball. We had a yellow plastic bat that one of us bought from toys r us and would use either a green or blue handball. We used two trees as first and second base and the edge of a fence leading into the back entrance of the apartment building as third base. I'm 30 years old now and it seem my cousins and I only meet for weddings and funerals. Which is why that memory means so much to me.

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csanjose

My favorite summer memory is when my family and I rented a beach house with my cousins in Naples, Fl. We went snorkeling everyday and found starfish and sand dollars. We caught crabs on the beach and played billiards in the attic. I know when my cousins and I all have kids of our own we'll be taking them to that same beach house where we made so many fond memories.

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cgoodwin

My favorite summer memory is playing outside our family home as a young girl, playing Hide-and-Seek with my collie dog and having afternoon picnic lunches with my mom.

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scottrice98

My best summer memory was the summer I worked in Yosemite National Park. While the work there was not exciting (working on the cafeteria line), I got 2 1/2 days off each week for the entire summer in the park. I climbed everything, including Half Dome.

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altairsjay

My best summer was the first year I joined the Air Force as a Second Lieutenant. Looking back, it was the beginning of a life of increasing responsibility and dedication to something other than myself.

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fmly mn

I am 12 days from my 20th Wedding Anniversary! Best Summer EVER was summer of 1991. I was a newlywed. We went on our honeymoon to Hawaii. My wife took me for my FIRST trip to Disneyland. We bought our first house (800 square foot townhouse). We were 21 year old kids playing house and loving it!!! Twenty years (and three teenage boys) later and she is still the love of my life and my best friend!!!

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davidi

Backpacking through South America!

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Diane J.

My favorite summer memory was in August 2006. I had taken my boys on a road trip to my sister's. We took her boat up to a lake, where we met my mother and younger sister and we spent the day, grilling, boating, and laughing.

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sbrionez

Where do I begin...

Each summer has its special memories. I remember last summer we built an outdoor movie screen. Put together a nice 5.1 audio setup and had a blast watching movies outside. Nothing like a warm summer night with your friends and family watching a fun movie outside!

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Big_dog

My Best summer was the summer of 2006, and every summer since. After 20 years of being forced to use Windows based PC's by the corporate world, I returned to the Mac. Since returning to Mac, i have time to enjoy the outdoors, travel, fish, spend time with my family and overall have much less stress. When I think about it, I get really bitter to think that 20 years of my valuable time was lost chasing down drivers, debuging/reformatting/reloading and converting dos/basic programs and trying to explain to users why the pc doesn't do what it promised. What really makes me feel great in summer is when friends ask me where if find the time to do all the neat travel and family things and I respond, "I have the time because I don't use or support Windows!"

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3lewsers

My best summer memory is one year we were driving to the Outer Banks to spend a week at the ocean beach and out of the blue my 4 year old says to me: "Daddy, if you drink posionous water, you will die!"

Thanks, son.

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lekowsky5

I have to say, and I know it's kind of on the cheesy side, but last year's summer was probably the best because that was the summer I discovered the simpleness of the iPhone/iPod. I was impressed at how easy it was to get things done and... it was kind of fun, too! Now I am a huge follower of Apple. I look up news about the Big Ol' Red Fruit practically daily and eagerly anticipate your magazine monthly! I now am about to purchase my first brand spanking- new, iMac and can't wait! This was also the summer I got my first dog, so I guess it's the best of both worlds (although I have to admit I had a strange urge to name him 'Steve')! Can't wait for this year's summer to see what new things I discover this year!

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T.J.

My best summer memory is when I quit my non-paying internship and got a job at a local CompUSA in the year 2000. It really was a great turning point in my life - this random retail job spurred a lifetime of tech geekiness that has served me well. Although this memory doesn't sound like the most fun (I'm not claiming it was the most fun), it helped me formulate an interest and path that nothing else in my life ever has. Plus, it was my introduction to Apple computers!

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tykirk

It had to be the summer of my 16th birthday. Me and My white '68 Mustang couldn't be tamed.

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yuvygroovy

The best summer of my life was the summer of 2003. My family took out pet chameleon with us on a trip to Yosemite National Park in Wyoming. We placed the chameleon in many different places around the park to see if it would change the color of the object around it. One day, we placed the chameleon on a gray rock with some moss on it. Sure enough, the chameleon turned gray, but had green spots. As we were taking photos, a bald eagle swooped in and attempted to pick up the chameleon. Right when it got the chameleon in it's clutches, I hit the bald eagle with my walking stick and it fell to the ground, wounded. The whole family knew that there weren't many bald eagles in the wild, so we felt bad. Using our previous knowledge obtained via wildlife tycoon, my family and I took the bald eagle home to nurse it back to health. When we took the eagle to the vet, we found that it was not only wounded, but had contracted cholera as well. We vowed to stay by the eagle's side as the vet nursed it back to health. Eventually, we developed a bond with our new pet, Amigo. We gave our chameleon away to family friends and kept the eagle as our new pet. He has plenty of room to fly around in our backyard, and we are all trained in falconry so we can handle him. He is fed a steady diet of fish. The doctor says Amigo could live another 15 years under these conditions. Although we met Amigo in harsh circumstance, he is still the reason the Summer of 2003 was the best summer of my life.

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lilihaz

Summers on Nantucket

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chuck B

I'd say my best summer was the summer of '94. I was on a newly commissioned destroyer on deployment in the Mediterranean. We made so many port visits that summer that we called it the love boat cruise. You know, underway one night, into port the next day for two or three days, and repeat. Our first stop was France to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings, that was special for all of us. Great times.

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fakeXsound

2008 - Going to The Receiving End of Siren's final concert

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prhyme

The best summer of my life was 2005, when I met the love of my life on Myspace. She lived in Seattle, I lived in Sacramento. She came down to meet me face-to-face, & 3 days later, we'd already exchanged "I love you"s, & I was headed up I5, back to Seattle, in her passenger seat. I spent the next couple months waking up & falling asleep next to her, & realizing that I could totally do that for the rest of my life. I lost my job (turns out, they frown on people just not showing up for 50-something shifts), but it was completely worth it. Almost 6 years later, I'm even more crazy about her than I was then, & we're raising the best 2 year-old daughter anybody ever had, anywhere. So, kids, the moral of the story is: Sometimes, doing something reckless, impulsive, & irresponsible TOTALLY pays off, so go sick.

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apple227

best summer ever....hmmmmm....yep its gotta be last summer when i went to watch the last night luanch for the space shuttles

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exfed

My best summer memory WILL be of this summer. After visiting the Florida Gulf Coast many many times since 1956 on vacations as a child and adult, THIS summer will be my first as retired and actually living on the Florida Gulf Coast.

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TommyO0O

While trying surfing with my friend Peanut, I saw a fin and we didn't stop paddling until I ran aground.
After I put my glasses on, I could see the dolphins jumping clear of the waves and seemingly having a great time. We laughed but were too exhausted to go back out so we called it another beautiful day in Beach Haven.

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htown1962

As a kid I'd go to the swimming pool from noon until dinner time. After dinner baseball with friends, once we got tired we would climb the neighbor's plum tree and eat green plums with salt! Almost every night was reserved for hide-and-seek.

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davidi

Backing through South America. Starting in Peru, then Bolivia, Chile, and finishing the trip in Argentina.