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by sprite
Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hexayurt vs Popup Camper?
Replies: 34
Views: 5075

And the above is without bringing our daughter along. She brings us into another realm of what's necessary to bring.
by sprite
Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hexayurt vs Popup Camper?
Replies: 34
Views: 5075

Nah, flying in with just a checked bag and carry-on won't really work for me. I want a comfortable home base, and for me that means things like chairs, a nice fat air mattress, a table for food prep and to lay my crap out, a shade structure that's separate from my sleeping area. All that's without t...
by sprite
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hexayurt vs Popup Camper?
Replies: 34
Views: 5075

I'm not sure how that compares once we get into the cost of plane fare and of shipping our stuff. But it certainly gives me something to think about with a pad and paper.
by sprite
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hexayurt vs Popup Camper?
Replies: 34
Views: 5075

Although, come to think of it, I haven't looked into the additional mileage fees on trucks and vans versus RVs. it may well be much more reasonable. As mentioned above, not workable for car seats, however.
by sprite
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hexayurt vs Popup Camper?
Replies: 34
Views: 5075

In our particular situation, the van or box truck idea becomes untenable just due to distance. When renting a popup or trailer, The mileage is unlimited. But the mileage cost on renting something with an engine- at 2200 miles and 55 cents a mile over the 500 mile max, that's an extra $1000. Plus the...
by sprite
Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hexayurt vs Popup Camper?
Replies: 34
Views: 5075

Wow, you guys are being a really great help sorting things out in my head. I'm definitely moving away from the pop-up idea, but i will start a thread devoted solely to that topic if the guy continues to be really interested in doing it. Thanks for all the info on the Springbars, Phil. I can't wrap m...
by sprite
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hexayurt vs Popup Camper?
Replies: 34
Views: 5075

Well, we'll be doing a trailer either way. Whether it's a uhaul to bring out our furniture, tent and full-size traffic signal set-up, or a camper with all the furniture and crap enclosed inside, we'll be doing some sloooww driving. I don't know that it will be any slower than it was last time. We ha...
by sprite
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hexayurt vs Popup Camper?
Replies: 34
Views: 5075

Interesting... I've considered those canvas tents in the past, but since they're several hundred dollars more expensive than the equivalent nylon tent, I've said "maybe a few years down the line." But it would be cheaper than renting a popup for a week and a half. And easier than a hexayur...
by sprite
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hexayurt vs Popup Camper?
Replies: 34
Views: 5075

Hexayurt vs Popup Camper?

We went to the playa for the first time in 2007, took a few years off due to family/finance issues, and will be returning in 2011. I'm not fond of the idea of tent camping for this round, especially considering that we have a young daughter that we may be bringing, and that I may be pregnant when we...
by sprite
Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: So...you didn't get to go this year?
Replies: 39
Views: 6819

I'm here at home with a two-month old. Too young to leave behind or to bring with. Next year...
by sprite
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How to listen to BMIR and other BM stations online?
Replies: 2
Views: 790

If you have Quicktime, you can use it to open this url and see the view from center camp and hear bmir: rtsp://qtss.telascience.org/live.sdp
by sprite
Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Last minute virgin anxiety
Replies: 48
Views: 8673

Awesome! I'll be there!
by sprite
Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Last minute virgin anxiety
Replies: 48
Views: 8673

Holy Crap! We leave tomorrow for our virgin burn, supposedly at sunrise or just before but it's already 10:20 here in MI, and we just realized that there's no way we can fit everything in the Escape that we planned to. We can't get rid of the traffic signal,not when we put this much work into it alr...
by sprite
Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar... Volume#2
Replies: 15534
Views: 882980

I have no energy at all today. I would love a a couple shots of espresso and/or a trip somewhere that's brutally different. There are half a dozen coffee franchises within a couple block radius, but alas, no drinking on the reference desk, where I'll be for the next several hours. :cry:
by sprite
Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar... Volume#2
Replies: 15534
Views: 882980

They're like massive double-fried jelly doughnuts. They're big in Hamtramck, Detroit's Polish town. They are truly majestic. Every Fat Tuesday, all the morning news anchors broadcast from Hamtramck, where people consume massive amounts of paczkis, sausages and beer starting at around 6 or 7 in the m...
by sprite
Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar... Volume#2
Replies: 15534
Views: 882980

I forgot it's Fat Tuesday today! Paczki, anyone?
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by sprite
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar... Volume#2
Replies: 15534
Views: 882980

Well now that i'm home after a crazy-ass long day, I'll take a scotch on the rocks. hold the habaneros, please. :-p
by sprite
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar... Volume#2
Replies: 15534
Views: 882980

Mmm. Wasabi. Now THAT I can get down with!
by sprite
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar... Volume#2
Replies: 15534
Views: 882980

Oh, man. Habaneros are a bit hardcore for little ol' me. Any chance they can be switched out for some serranos or something?
by sprite
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar... Volume#2
Replies: 15534
Views: 882980

Hi! Hi! What's a good drink for a stuffy nose? Something spicy, maybe? A bloody mary with lots of horseradish, or maybe a screwdriver for the vitamin c... Hmmm.
by sprite
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5445
Views: 729769

PineMom, I'm from metro Detroit. At the moment, the two of us are planning on camping on our own, but I'm hoping that over the next few months, we'll find our way into a larger camp. I know there's a lively burner community around here, and I plan on making it to an event sometime soon. *skips off t...
by sprite
Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5445
Views: 729769

Hi from Metro Detroit

Me and my guy are finally going to make the trip out to the playa this year, as I've been saying "someday" for the past ten or twelve years. I'm really, really excited. I'm going to grab our tickets with my next paycheck. Wheee!!! I am a little nervewracked about how I can contribute. I've...

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