Send off...can't think of a better Sunday Funday!
Trip Start Sep 01, 2010
15Trip End Dec 01, 2010
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So far this morning Ryan and I have just been going back and forth saying, "Wow, we have a lot to do." and yet, niether of us has really moved...Maybe the effects of a wonderful Goodbye party
...And now its off to Burning Man! As I'm sure many of you know, this a huge event in the middle of nowhere (See map) about which I think a lot of rumors and misconceptions are floating around out there. So, as I see it, (and have seen it for the last 5 years of attendance) It is an experiment in temoprary community (in the words of the event itself) which translates roughly to a momentary Utopian hippie-esque community where everyone is in a great mood. (ryan shruggs) Sharing, gift-giving, laughing, dancing, singing...It's where all those stange artsy types (you know who you are) can put their creative engines into over-drive constructing amazing ART on a one-of-a-kind backdrop. A dry lake bed that I would imagine rezembles the surface of the moon. The conditions are extreme being in the high desert and a 40 degree tempurature swing each day, Dust and wind storms, and the legendary threat of rain (please no....please no) make for quite an adventure
This year the theme for the art installations, costumes, theme camps, etc., is metropolis, Which is fitting given that I have watched the city population sky-rocket from about 15,000 to 50,000 in five years (numbers strictly hearsay), but not so fitting given that we have made a HUGE effort to abandon our own metropolis for 3 months, and "Go native" if you will....So what better way to celebrate the theme than by throwing it completely out the window and doing exactly the opposite by spending the week dressed as Native Americans. (ryan is thrilled) I have been working very hard (hours upon hours of beading feathering and leathering) on some pretty outrageous Headdresses. Pictures to follow.
Wish us luck! with only 24 hours turn around between 5 days in survial mode and getting on a plane for 20 hours....we'll need it.
Thanks to everyone whose reading... it will be great to feel connected when were so far away.
For anyone who wants to join on...Welcome.
For anyone who wants to stop reading...you won't hurt my feelings, Peace out.
To Family, Friends, and Clients alike...your support has been invaluable. Thanks to each and every one of you, because I couldn't have made this happen without you.
and to my sister michelle...I apologize in advance for all spelling and Grammar errors...I have a degree in theater :)