Back to Burning Man
I was still settling into my move to New Orleans and had way too many things to do to get ready for Burning Man, which is always a challenge to say the least.
I had to buy some proper "costumes"; ironically I barely wore any of them because of how things played out, more on that in another post.
In fact, I'm going to try to keep this post very short.
So, basically I rushed to pack and ended up still leaving a couple days later than I hoped to, which meant longer driving days.
I drove 2300 miles to get out to northern Nevada to attend TTITD aka That Thing In The Desert aka Burning Man. Now I've made this trek before, so I'm no stranger to the long drive, but I've got to be honest, every year it gets harder on my body. By the time I made it to the event, I was already physically and mentally burned out, but the work was just getting started.
For the next few days I worked and partied my butt off.
I saw a lot of people I hadn't seen in years.
One night I got lost and wandered around for hours. That sucked
Along with hundreds of other folk, I was at Burning Man a week before it officially started, but honestly once you're there Burning Man is in full effect.
However for a variety of reasons, I was not feeling like staying around and I made the decision to head out of Dodge. I'm still not sure whether it was right thing to do or not. But at the time it felt like what I had to do for my own survival.
Unfortunately I didn't make it that far before I had a tire blow out on my trailer.
There and Back Again is the subtitle to The Hobbit, a 1937 children's novel by J. R. R. Tolkien.
I started writing this post awhile ago and never got around to finishing it for a variety of reasons. I'm going to post it now as is, mostly so I can clear the decks and move on, so to speak.
P.S. I did actually finish and post about the trailer. BM and NOLA are actually still stories that are unfolding.
Jon Danniells is an adventurer and traveler, a teacher and student, a husband and a father, a cook and a farmer, a "week-end warrior" (very amateur athlete) and has not earned any money on these labors of love.When I googled myself what showed up first was my IMDB listing, which is basically a resume for my 20 and then some year career in film, for which I fortunately do get paid.