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August 9th, 2007  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Assateague – The Birthplace of Playa del Fuego

My apologies friends. This entry is a bit late due to technical difficulties with getting the images to load. Special thanks to Loopy, one of our awesome Blog Volunteers and also to Rob Carlson and Rae Klein who permitted use of some of their images since my camera took a swim in my cooler and was OUT of commission for most of this visit.

See y’all in the dust – here is the final entry from a month long adventure through Regional Land.

Bex

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It was a long month on the road and the very last stop on the journey was to the East Coast to Assateague Island to meet up with True from Albany-Troy (NY), Ben Sarsgard from Baltimore – Washington area, Andy Wing from Philadelphia, PA, and OMan from NYC.

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July 30th, 2007  |  Filed under Participate!

It’s Never Too Late To Volunteer

Photograph by Heather Gallagher (CameraGirl)

Did you know that excessive volunteering guarantees you a spot in heaven? At least, that’s what we’ve heard from people that know stuff about this sort of thing.

OK, so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but volunteering in whatever capacity you can is still a great way to participate and play a part in making Black Rock City the marvelous place that it is.

Plus you’ll be creating some good karma for both you and your fellow citizens. So you’ve got that going for you. Which is nice.

I do realize that Burning Man is mere weeks away and you may be saying to yourself, “But Timmmii, how can I possibly volunteer now? Isn’t it too late?”

Well, no, it’s not too late. It’s never too late for you to volunteer!

Yes, it’s true! You can still volunteer at Burning Man after you arrive, and No, it doesn’t matter that you didn’t sign up in advance.

Here’s what you do:

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July 27th, 2007  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

New York Happy Hour

Greetings from the road once again friends!

I’ve been laying low in the Big Apple, trying to catch my breath and prepare for the last leg of this journey through Regional Land. While here I did managed to stop in to the weekly Burner Happy Hour that happens in NYC.

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July 25th, 2007  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Transformus!

Not a moment to loose, I returned to the states from London and took off running the next morning to find Transformus and my Dirty Southern Burner friends. The drive to Deerfields was familiar. The air was steamy and humid, very different from my last visit to the region. Everything was huge and green, the fields of tobacco and corn were significantly taller and bursting with activity.

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July 24th, 2007  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

UK Burners!

The shock of hitting the streets of London after Nowhere was rough. It really did feel like returning from the playa but it was time to move along and find out what the UK burners are up to.

My first stop was to Salisbury to meet up with Russell Wiltshire, one of the Regional Contacts for UK. Russell lives many hours from London so we met in the middle and paid a visit to Stonehenge.

Russell Wiltshire
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July 14th, 2007  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Going Nowhere

Maybe you’ve heard of Nowhere?

You might think I’m referring to the vast expanse of nothingness that occurs between the urban environments of our lives. In a way I am, but this time I’m referring to the European Regional Burn that happens in Spain. Appropriately named as it does in fact take place in the middle of nowhere.

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July 12th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

Get there green–Bio fuel airport shuttle, and much more

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OK, sometime while I was sleeping the kids over at the Burn Clean Project sneaked into the workshop and cranked out an amazing web page, crammed with ways to Green Your Burn. Their latest addition? A BIODIESEL AIRPORT SHUTTLE BUS. How. great. is. that? Catch a ride from the Reno Airport or Amtrak station straight to the playa cruising on clean, green biodiesel. But wait, it gets better: first they take you to Wild Oats to buy nice, tasty, healthy ( and we’ll admit, hella expensive ) food for your week in the desert.

But wait, there’s more. Don’t want to ride with them? No problem–their site outlines just about every way to get to the playa that’s just a little bit greener; they’ve even figured out how long it will take to walk, for crying out loud.

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July 11th, 2007  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Apogaea – The Colorado Regional Burn

Hello friends!

Once again I hit the road to find out just what the heck is happening in Regional Land. This time, my visit took me to Apogaea, the Colorado Regional Burn.

Located about an hour outside of Colorado Springs on private land, Apogaea is a little treasure tucked up in the mountains. The drive from Denver took about 3.5 hours and was one of the most majestic and beautiful drives I’ve taken in years. Snow capped mountains, green fields, winding streams, big jagged rocks, it’s been years since I have traveled to such mountain country. I had forgotten the massive scale of things in this part of the country and found myself in awe for most of the drive.

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