Burning Man

Chris and I ventured into the dusty playa desert for our 4th year of mischief and magic. Our 2nd of which we spent together - living in a solar powered, air-conditioned, homemade hexagonal yurt that Mr. Adventure made us last year. 

He left by car while I met him 4 days later by plane. He scooped me up from the Reno Airport and we headed off into the sunset. Anxiously awaiting what magical trip we would experience. 

It's hard to sum up into words how meaningful and life changing a place like Burning Man is for both Chris and I. It's a place that really lets us reflect on how far we've come over the last year. And focus on what we'd like to achieve in the next 365 days ahead. It's a silly and strange wonderland filled with amazing people and unique situations. There is music and art. And sharing. Learning and growing. It's so inspiring to both of us.   

For now, I'd like to share some of Chris's photos - his images really seem to capture that otherworldly glow that a place like the playa has.  You can read his articles about Burning Man here and here

 

Waiting in line with our yurt strapped to the roof of the adventure wagon. Solar panel soaking up that sun. Photo by Chris Miele

Waiting in line with our yurt strapped to the roof of the adventure wagon. Solar panel soaking up that sun. Photo by Chris Miele

The flags are the first and last signs of "home." Photo by Chris Miele

The flags are the first and last signs of "home." Photo by Chris Miele

Black Rock City is not the kindest of environments but look at that heart and soul oozing through the cracks of the playa. Photo by Chris Miele

Black Rock City is not the kindest of environments but look at that heart and soul oozing through the cracks of the playa. Photo by Chris Miele

Sunrises are magical at Burning Man. Photo by Chris Miele

Sunrises are magical at Burning Man. Photo by Chris Miele

Just having a morning boogie & bloody mary. Life is good. Photo by Chris Miele 

Just having a morning boogie & bloody mary. Life is good. Photo by Chris Miele 

Every year this artist builds different words. One year it was Believe. Last year it was Love. This year, Dream. Photo by Chris Miele

Every year this artist builds different words. One year it was Believe. Last year it was Love. This year, Dream. Photo by Chris Miele

So much fun interactive art in the middle of the desert. Photo by Chris Miele

So much fun interactive art in the middle of the desert. Photo by Chris Miele

The dust storms were pretty intense this year. One of the worst I've been in. Visibility was down to a few feet. Photo by Chris Miele

The dust storms were pretty intense this year. One of the worst I've been in. Visibility was down to a few feet. Photo by Chris Miele

Pirates and mischief and magic, oh my. Photo by Chris Miele 

Pirates and mischief and magic, oh my. Photo by Chris Miele 

Cool glowing art orb. Photo by Chris Miele

Cool glowing art orb. Photo by Chris Miele

When you're wearing a pink sequined onesie and you find your gigantic disco ball. Photo by Chris Miele

When you're wearing a pink sequined onesie and you find your gigantic disco ball. Photo by Chris Miele

My friends breath fire. Photo by Chris MieleO

My friends breath fire. Photo by Chris MieleO

The inside of our yurt palace. Photo by Chris Miele

The inside of our yurt palace. Photo by Chris Miele

Magic. Photo by Chris Miele

Magic. Photo by Chris Miele

Taking a cruise through town. Photo by Chris Miele

Taking a cruise through town. Photo by Chris Miele

The dance game is my favorite. And this is my favorite  picture from the dance game. Photo by Chris Miele

The dance game is my favorite. And this is my favorite  picture from the dance game. Photo by Chris Miele