magickmama (magickmama) wrote in burning_man,
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WERE BACK

well it was a very long trip off the playa sunday night. we left a few hours after the temple burn, which got us stuck in a four hour exodus off the playa. then a traffic jam at a dead stand still just after nixion. we turned around and took the turn off to sparks. so we ended up going all the way to reno to get around the traffic jam and back on 95 to vegas. we will not be doing that again. we both had no slept but every two hours, taking turns driving. i would sleep two hours and he would drive then me, then him. we finally got to vegas by 10pm monday. we spent another three hours packing stuff up in the rv, then we slept till 9am the next day. we spent the next day cleaning and unloading the rv. wed. we went to the spa and got massages, and had a great dinner at the rotating restaurant on top of the stratosphere. we flew out of vegas the next day at 11:40 am spent the whole day flying back home. we had a plane change in DC where one of fjord's bags didn't make it on the next plane. they just delivered it today. we didn't get any food on the flights, so we didn't eat till we got home and to I-hop at midnight. all in all it was a very long trip home.

we have decided that we are going to drive out next year for sure no matter what. there is a lot of stuff that we did without because we flew out. then there is trusting someone to get our gear out there was really rough. we were lucky that we had someone who we could trust to do it this year. with all the troubles she had with the trailer on the way out, we were lucky she didn't just abandon our gear. we are hoping to have our own rv by next year. we are going to start working on getting house ready to sell by jan. we are thinking of making our own art car for next year too. we want to take the fire pit on a trailer around the playa everywhere and serve tea. we are thinking of getting a quad to pull a trailer with the fire pit, a nice sitting area and shade structure. i would like it to have some way of misting people during the day while they ride on the trailer. that is what we want to do, but what we get done is another story. it is funny how we all start planning our next years burn before we ever leave the playa.
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