Monday, August 19, 2013

Gratitude Monday--Weekend With a Friend Edition

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.


the Bag Lady said...

It sounds like it was a fabulous weekend, and spending time with a good friend is priceless.

Leah J. Utas said...

Aye, it was and it is.

Bossy Betty said...

Food? Friends? Books? Perfect!!!

Hilary said...

I'm glad you had that time, Leah. It sounds like it was right up your alley.

Virginia Lee said...

That sounds wonderful! How much fun. And The Trouble W/Tribbles! Wow. I'm glad you had a weekend w/a friend and the added fun of Star Trek in the Park. Yay!

Leah J. Utas said...

Bossy Betty, you're right, it was.
Hilary, thanks.
Virginia Lee, it was one of the best ever times we've had together. STITP was more fun than decent folk ought to have.

messymimi said...

Everyone needs time with good friends, it feeds the soul.

David Cranmer said...

"We went to the largest bookstore in the world." Say no more!

Leah J. Utas said...

It truly does, Messymimi.

Aye, David.

Crabby McSlacker said...

What a great adventure... books, friendship, beautiful surroundings and Star Trek! So glad it was a wonderful trip.

solarity said...

All those elements sound wonderful separately. Combined? Suoerb.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

Crabby and Mary Anne, it'll be hard to top this one.