Three-day weekends really are the best weekends ever. You use the extra time to travel and get away from your day-to-day routine, or you can take advantage of all the fun things that your home city has to offer, which you normally don't get to take advantage of. This (very warm) Memorial Day weekend, our readers did both -- and welcomed summer with a bang. You swam with stingrays, volunteered, went skydiving and traveled everywhere from Chicago to Australia. You know, all in a weekend's work.
Just in case you forgot, the premise here is that as much as we look forward to the weekend (even when it's only Monday), it's also fun to look back on the amazing couple of days you just had and appreciate that time.
Check out the photos below, and don't forget to take a snapshot of your favorite moment next weekend and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll feature it in next week's Best Weekend Ever slideshow.
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