Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Some Time in the Desert....

I haven't made an appearance here for a while.... I just got back from a week in Black Rock City. Where is Black Rock City, you may ask? It's in Nevada and it's the home of the infamous Burning Man Festival.
I have been to burning man once before, and it's an experience unlike any other you will ever have in your whole entire life. It's crazy, magical, treacherous, full of love and giving, and is everything you never expected.
I spent the week with two of my bestest friends, plus a whole crew of other lovely people, and without kids or anything else that I had to be responsible for. There is no wifi, my internet couldn't even get the slightest of signals, and I was completely off the grid for 5 days. And I needed that.
On the downside, there were white-out dust storms for the first three days I was there, it was in the 30's at night, and I somehow managed to come home with a bit of sun poisoning on my arms. And, 2 days after getting home I am still trying to clean the playa dust off of everything I brought.
On the upside, I was truly free for a few days. I got to ride my bike through the desert day and night surrounded by magnificent art, kind souls, and music everywhere. And I even managed to watch the sun rise one morning, which is one of my goals for my 38 bucket list. Burning man is a lot of work, but it is so worth the work. However, I am very glad to be home. And clean. And sleeping in my own bed.

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  1. Wow, looks like a great time. So glad you enjoyed yourself. Love the pic of you and your friend :)

  2. Never been. Doubt I ever will go. But it looks like an amazing experience if you don't mind camping and dust! :)

  3. Good for you! It sounds absolutely amazing!