My friend Sylvia and I went to Portland for the August long weekend to see Star Trek in the Park presented by Atomic Arts.
It was the last of the theatre group's Five Year Mission and we'd only heard about it last fall so we made sure to go.
I am grateful we did, and that's for a lot of reasons.
The show was free, held in the late afternoon at Cathedral Park, and a blast. They did The Trouble With Tribbles, word for word, scene for scene.
Fun as it was, the more important aspect of this was a weekend with a friend.
We had a well-organized, relaxed, well-paced time in a city where it's easy to get around.
We used public transportation or walked.
We ate well.
We went to the largest bookstore in the world.
But best of all we dedicated a weekend out of our lives to spend together and for that I am grateful.