I* have all the time in the world to plan – 40-hour work week, five-minute commute, seven-hour sleep, husband in camp all week, two fairly aloof cats – about six hours every single day, spent mostly in front of the computer. And all of the world at my fingertips.
The problem with this situation is that every little whim of curiosity that scampers through my mind can be immediately satisfied with “research” – and then it’s five hours later, and bedtime, and nothing real has been accomplished.
Don’t get me wrong – a lot of this time HAS been spent doing actual planning for our Burning Man adventure… but NONE of it (aside from the Galaxy Hut build-weekend trip to the coast) has been spent gathering physical things together. And The Man Burns in 94 days…
* (this applies to the northern sister only – the southern sister is much more involved in life, and therefore does not laze around playing online all day ;o)
Hello indeed, world!
This is Christa, and I’d like to welcome you to the online diary of the wondrous adventure that my sister Heather and I are planning – a trip to Burning Man 2015!
One of the main thoughts behind this is that we have benefited greatly from all of the online resources that other folk have made available, and want to contribute to that mass of knowledge by sharing our own planning, preparations, and experiences.
So far, we have acquired two tickets (I got into the virtual lineup about 15 seconds before Heather, and managed to get tickets before they sold out, which they had by the time Heather’s turn was up!), applied and been accepted into the Lamplighter’s camp, reserved a cargo van to drive ourselves and our gear down (hoping that we manage to buy a vehicle pass during the next major ticket sale), and built a Galaxy Hut as our primary shade structure. Ooh, and Heather has started an awesome collection of costuming, including some fantastic pieces from a quirky shop on Main Street in Vancouver, BC.
Details to come, including photos and notes about the Galaxy Hut!