Burning Man 2015 in Pictures I: Supply Trip to Reno

So, early in 2015, we decided we should build a gigantic flaming mirror maze in the desert. Lacking any suitable deserts nearby, we decided to go to Burning Man in Nevada. On the way, I took a few thousand pictures.

Any large project such as this one requires extensive planning. We’ll cover that later. This post is about the frantic last supply trip to Reno (Nevada), which is the closest major center to Black Rock City. Most people traveling to ‘The Burn’ end up in Reno at some point, even if it’s just traveling through.

Reno is a casino town, if somewhat overshadowed by Las Vegas. Our home away from home was the ‘Eldorado’ hotel and casino:

The Eldorado, Reno, Nevada.  Our home away from home.
The Eldorado, Reno, Nevada. Our home away from home.

They had a surprisingly well designed parking garage:

Our favourite parking garage.
Our favourite parking garage.

Where we parked our (still very undusty) trusty steed:

Our Trusty Steed!
Our Trusty Steed!

And took another gander at the glitz of the Eldorado before venturing inside:

The Glitz of the Eldorado by day.
The Glitz of the Eldorado by day.

Inside, we found the shortest escalator ever, as S demonstrates:

The Escalatrix De-escalates the Shortest Escalator I.
The Escalatrix De-escalates the Shortest Escalator I.
The Escalatrix De-escalates the Shortest Escalator II.
The Escalatrix De-escalates the Shortest Escalator II.

After checking in, we went in search of supplies!

Sadly, we were not allowed to go on the cart:

No cart for you. :(
No cart for you. :(

But we were successful at Trader Joe’s (protip: excellent supply store for Burning Man):

Trader Joe's Success!
Trader Joe’s Success!

We then went on a brief[1] walk outside, and saw an ‘ampersand’:

Ampers and ampersands.
Ampers and ampersands.

And then went quickly back to the Eldorado:

The Eldorado by Night.
The Eldorado by Night.

For some much-needed rest to prepare for the long journey ahead.

[1]Reno did not feel like a optimal place to go for a nice night walk.

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