Heaven in the Park — Star Trek Style

by Katy on July 20, 2009 · 9 comments

Star Trek in the Park

Okay I’ve done it, I’ve gone over the edge. I’ve already written about how Everything I Need to Learn in Life I Learned from Star Trek, and now I’m actually attending Star Trek events.

I am officially a super-geek.

But I’m not the only one.

Today my family and I packed up a picnic dinner and drove over to watch a live production of an acted out Star Trek episode right here in sunny Portland, Oregon.

Along with around 400 other people!

I thought we had left early enough to park ourselves nice and close to the action, but such was not the case. We were actually to the side and slightly behind the action. Our seats were better than other people’s though, who sat completely downhill and behind the play. Yet sit there they did.

Luckily, the actors were mostly very good about speaking loudly and besides, it was an episode we had seen before — somewhat recently.

We brought a ratty old quilt to sit on, as well as a yummy picnic dinner. Large french bread ham and cheese sandwiches, cut up watermelon, (my sister Jessie brought a whole watermelon to the house last week, and we’ve been trying to work it into every meal!) a bag of ginger snaps and our own bottled tap water made the play that much more special.

It really was heaven.

This kind of entertainment really makes my day. Not only was the play free of charge, but it got us out of the house and out of our routine. The picnic cost no more than eating at home and was 100 times more memorable than seeing yet another movie.

So thank you Star Trek in the Park. May you live long and prosper!

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristen@The Frugal Girl July 20, 2009 at 6:00 am

Now there is some free entertainment that I would pass up. lol I need a “Pride and Prejudice in the park” event.

Hope you get some better seats next week.


fairydust July 20, 2009 at 7:54 am

what fun!!!!!!


Angela July 20, 2009 at 10:08 am

That’s nothing! I went to a 2-day Star Trek convention!

Kristen- We have an annual Jane Austen Ball in Los Angeles. You should check to see if you have anything like it in your area. Sometimes historical societies will put on events like Regency dances, which are similar- the music, dance, and costumes are of that era.


WilderMiss July 20, 2009 at 10:26 am

Fun! I love creative events like this. Portland sounds like such a wonderful town. I spend an evening there one a road trip one time and was immedietly struck by how full of life the whole city is.


Angela July 20, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Oh, I forgot to say- I love the photo!


Kristin @ klingtocash July 20, 2009 at 7:39 pm

That sounds like so much fun. We just have concerts on the green in my town. We need some star trek reenactments here!


Julie July 25, 2009 at 4:21 pm


You made my day here on station A!! Thanks for sharing the picture!!!


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