I live in Hopkins (actually I'm about to move to Minnetonka - I close on Aug 27 - Cutting it a little close - oh well.)
PaulinMN wrote:Yep, things are always fairly quiet here in MN. I'm actually the regional contact for the state, and it's always been hard to find other local burners, although I know they're here....
I didn't know we had a regional contact for the state. Hello Paul!
I've only ever found a few BM people around here, and somehow all related to the band "All The Pretty Horses" (I met Emily out there, and she knows Cali and a few others). In my old neighborhood (very suburbian Lakeville) I was a curiosity, there was extreme interest in the creativity I'd do, but why would I go to some hippy event - they just couldn't understand it!
I think we should have a "<I>MinnesotaBurningMan</I>" discussion group on Yahoo? Do you want me to set it up, or is there something similar already? Advertize it on eplaya, and maybe we'd get quite a few people sign up (and be active chatting) to be able to do a regional get-together every now and then?
PaulinMN wrote:So is this your first trip to BRC? This year will be my 6th. How many are in your camp? Do you have a theme camp? We've had a theme camp for the last 3 years, but we're not doing it this year - this is supposed to be the "back to basics" year for us.
It's my 3rd year (although I was trying to go since 1998). I'm camping with the GF, I hope to RV it, but she think we'd be ok with a "popup". I know... a little chaos in my planning!
I am making an art exhibit out on the Playa (I have registered, etc, and got my spot), so I'm planning to haul a generator (which I need to get or rent), and I still need to build a fair bit of the exhibit ...
Hmmm... I seem to be showing my character, I am <B>*so*</B> a last minute planner type of person! And all while buying a house! And just a month or so after going through a divorce (ok, the paperwork is still going through the courts). Talk about juggling everything!
PaulinMN wrote:BTW,I'm trying to find a travel companion for my drive out - if you know or hear of anyone please send them my way!
Sorry, I need to drive myself with all my (tons of) stuff:
+ Leaving Friday night, expecting to arrive early Monday (to setup the art).
+ Starting my return Monday morning (estimating to get back Wednesday night).
I did the drive last year, hauling a big 12x8 trailer, so had to keep to about 55-60mph. It took me 30 hours drive time. Quite a nice drive I thought. I think I might be able to do the limit this time. I also want to put some obvious signs to tell other Burners on the road
Both years I bought my ticket at the gate, as a "sort of" insurance in case I didn't get there, I keep thinking I should buy one before, but I just know I won't. Maybe someone will have a low-cost ticket at the gate because someone couldn't come.