Site ColumnsBy Michelle
June 29, 2007 - 11:17 AM
I was away in Virginia Beach last week, hence the lack of site columns. Even though I grew up in the Washngton, DC area, I had never been there before; we've tended to go to the Delaware and Maryland beaches, and our trips in Virginia have tended to be to the mountains. Because we're fans of nautical history, we went to several maritime sights, including the Portsmouth Naval Museum, the Newport News Mariners' Museum and the Jamestown archaeological sites and settlement recreation. The former has a lightship in drydock; the Mariners' Museum has a recreation and some of the remains of the USS Monitor, which sank during the Civil War; and the Jamestown settlement has reproductions of all three ships that brought the first colonists, the Susan Constant, Discovery and Godspeed.
But of course we also spent lots of time on and around the beach. Every beach town I have been in on both sides of the Atlantic has had pirate souvenirs, iron-on t-shirt stores and lots of fried fish, and this was no exception. The water was quite warm; there were dolphins and pelicans in the morning, seagulls and schools of fish in the afternoon, and mole crabs digging in the surf all day long. We had a huge seafood buffet one night and watched a beachside production of The Tempest near the old Coast Guard station and Naval Aviator Monument. Our hotel had an indoor pool overlooking the beach and a breakfast room from which we could see the pirate cruises and parasailers in the water. All in all, a lovely week away.
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from June 2005:
- Trinneer Says Writing Was On The Wall For 'Enterprise'
"[The] rumor mill began in our third year and I was pretty certain that we'd get our fourth year, and then I was pretty certain that that was gonna be it," Connor Trinneer (Tucker) said. "If you're not really behind it, that was my thought, they'd cancel it - and they did."
- Fan Film Series Crosses Trek's Gay Frontier
The fan-produced Star Trek series Hidden Frontier announced that it would do something that never seemed possible on any of the official Trek shows: a storyline involving two gay Starfleet officers.
- Shatner To Explain 'The Science of Star Trek'
William Shatner (Kirk) narrated a television special based on his book I'm Working on That: A Trek from Science Fiction to Science Fact that poked fun at both Shatner and the series that made him famous.
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