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By Michelle
July 13, 2007 - 8:53 PM

Hello World!

Back after another mini-vacation, this one to my in-laws' home in Hanover, Pennsylvania and various surrounding sights. We decided we needed to go to Hershey, both to visit ZooAmerica and to take a spin around the free Chocolate World entertainment - we didn't go to Hersheypark because neither of our kids is a roller coaster fan, and the park's rather expensive for people not going to spin, drop and flip! Instead we headed from Hershey to Ronks, driving through Amish heartland past dairy farms to a town that houses both magnificent crafts and The Outhouse - a store that sells gag gifts, magic tricks and accessories for the room for which it is named. There are a number of amazing smorgasbords nearby, so we had an enormous dinner as well.

We spent much of the rest of July 4th weekend at Codorus State Park, which was created when a Hanover paper company received permission from the state to build a dam that engulfed the town of Marburg and created a beautiful lake on whose shores live waterfowl, groundhogs, deer and hundreds of other animals - those are just the ones we saw the most. The hiking trails pass through pine forests and along cornfields, almost always within sight of the water. We left the kids with their grandparents for a couple of days and came home for some summer concerts, but the kids were back by Tuesday night...we all had to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix together, after all! Which I will not write about and risk spoiling for people except to say that we all really liked it.

Trek BBS Today

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Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from June 2005:

  • 'Enterprise' Earns Three Emmy Nominations
    The cancelled Star Trek: Enterprise was given three nods for Emmy Awards in its final season, and William Shatner (Kirk) received a nomination for best supporting actor for Boston Legal.

  • Stewart To Join RSC Complete Shakespeare Festival
    Patrick Stewart (Picard) announced plans to take part in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of all 37 Shakespeare plays during a year-long marathon in Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon, which is also where the RSC is headquartered.

  • Killing Kirk Prepared Moore For Overhauling BSG
    Ron Moore revealed that he cried when he wrote the death of Captain Kirk in Star Trek: Generations, saying that it gave him ideas that he later incorporated into his new vision for Battlestar Galactica.

More news can be found in the archives.

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Who is the reason 'Star Trek XI' will be a big success?
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Damon Lindelof 1.4% - (14 Votes)
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Total Votes: 977

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