Tag Archive: Burning Man Festival

BRC 2012 Playa Aerial View

Sprite & Erin’s wedding depicted @ the Temple of Juno. Awesomeness!!

Gaudi – Podcast “Burning Man 2011” Set

GAUDI – podcast “Burning Man 2011” by GAUDI

Now That’s A Look!

Super-post:  I am combining this week’s contribution to the That’s A Look! files with a submission of retrospective images of my soon-to-be husband, Jimmie R. Martin.  About this time next week we will be amidst our global friends in a ceremony to unite us for eternity.

And I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to post this priceless image:

Tinker, a well known staple of the Internationally renowned Reno Housewives Themed-Camp readies and primps to perform entroupe as bridesmaids at another Black Rock City wedding.  A stunning example of Haute Couture collision in the high desert.

Jimmie, a.k.a. “Tink”, was one of the original founders of the Sierra Safari Zoo in Reno.  We host, and are privileged care givers to over 150 guests, who are our extended family through good and challenging times.  Jimmie is an astute and dedicated papa, whose heart is as big as the universe. He’s an amazing man,  Lo amo caro!

We have a great community of human and non-human members – at the zoo AND out on the playa!

This year our campmates get to be “our” bridesmaids!  But, we’re still ready and raring to maid-it for all the other happy couples out there.  We love making processions through the dust, or is that we love making dust through processions!! 🙂

At the end of September we head off to Washington, DC for our legal wedding, but the important one will be here at home camping out amongst our spiritual siblings, and enjoying the joy.

I present my love and life-mate, Jimmie:

Jimmie, and Alfie as a baby

with friends

ear kisses and purrs

all smiles

More current photos will follow! See you when we get back.


The Temple Rises

Images of the Temple of Transition under construction and a few of the wonderful crew who are constructing it. More to be found via the Burning Blog.

🙂 :: The Burning Blog

Update: More images as it rises.

Pyramid Lake Tribal Food Drive

Reposted via Camp Comfort & Joy:

Are you going to Burning Man?

As you drive through the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation, Look for Comfort & Joy’s bright Day-Glo flags decorating Taco Stands in Nixon & Wadsworth to easily find drop-off points for Food Donations… and amazing fresh Tacos.

On your way home from the Burn, Donate your leftover non-perishable camp food to local Paiute tribal charities helping foster children & victims of domestic violence.


(1) Nixon: Bunny’s Tacos
Serving Frybread / Veggie Tacos
Downtown Nixon – Approx 60 miles south of Gerlach
(Also be sure to visit the Tribal Mueseum in Nixon)

(2) Wadsworth: Elaine’s Stop
Serving Indian Tacos / Frybread / Taco Salad
1 Mile North of I-80, Exit 447

Be sure to support the tribe by buying gas & stopping for a Taco – they’re delicious!

You can also donate unwanted Bikes to tribal charities at these licensed food vendors. All food + bike donations are collected directly by tribal members & benefit local people in need.

Playa Ho! Burning Man here we come!!

For the next two weeks I’ll be offline as we’ll be out in the desert for the Burning Man Festival.  I will see you on the other-side!

Post Artown, I’ve been busy busy with preps and the reconstruction of my Vardo – sort of a glorified wagon for carting out our camps’ bikes & sundry gear…  We are collectively known as the Reno Housewives, and this year we number 18, so between all of our gear, we needed a trailer just to cart out our bikes for the lot of us. Look for us at 9:00 and G streets!

Here are a few snaps – still under construction – of “Nata” Vardo 2.0.  She needed a lot of re-build after last year’s adventures:

Still have a lot more to do, but the roof is back on and I’m feeling excited, so I thought I’d share while I still have some energy.

Off to pack, pack, pack!!!

See you after 09.10.10,

Local Color

This is a clip from a National Geographic special titled The Haunted West, depicting Gerlach in 1972.Gerlach, NV, about 107 miles north of Reno is the home to the Burning Man Festival each year.

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