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Start here - tell us about yourself and what brings you to ePlaya.
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Hello everyone -

Post by lapetitevirginie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:16 am

I am a virgin burner from ye 'ol Commonwealth of Virginia (my journey from one side of the country to the other shall be a comedy of errors) who is very excited about finally making the trip to the playa this year.

I don't have any specific questions, as I am still compiling my bible of things to remember, things to forget, and things to wing at the last minute - but I just wanted to jump right in, get my tootsies wet, and say hi.

Can't wait for this momentous occasion!

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Re: Hello everyone -

Post by Savannah » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:18 am

Bonjour, lapetitevirginie!

Love your avatar. :)
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Re: Hello everyone -

Post by lapetitevirginie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:24 am

Thank you and thank you! :wink:

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Re: Hello everyone -

Post by illy dilly » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:26 am

Welcome to eplaya!
Sounds like you're off to a great start!!!
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Re: Hello everyone -

Post by lucky420 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:34 pm

Hola and hello...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Hello everyone -

Post by kjcrouch » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:22 pm

Hiya, lapetitevirginie! I'm also from the great Commonwealth of VA and a virgin burner. Like you, I'm getting my lists together of need/wants/craziness. I'm finding that burning after flying from the East Coast brings it own set of organizational challenges. :D
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Re: Hello everyone -

Post by lapetitevirginie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:07 pm

Hello fellow Virginian!

The challenges of East Coast to BM are numerous! I'm seriously considering making it a cross country road trip. Just with the logistics of supplies and what not - but we shall see. Once I get my cost equations squared away I'll settle on driving or flying.

At least we can hold onto the fact that we have a kindred spirit out there, fighting the same good fight :)

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Re: Hello everyone -

Post by Savannah » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:24 pm

You might have seen this thread, but if you haven't:

Costs & Logistics of Flying to Reno
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic. ... 6&p=770401
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Re: Hello everyone -

Post by Elderberry » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:02 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Post by Elliot » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:44 pm

lapetitevirginie wrote: Once I get my cost equations squared away I'll settle on driving or flying.
You mean in that biplane, right?
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Re: Hello everyone -

Post by some seeing eye » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:57 pm

Welcome! I often suggest that people flying in join a camp, especially one they meet through their regional. Many camps share infrastructure like shade, and possibly food and shower/grey water evaporation that are wasteful for a fly-in individual to buy then discard. Plus a camp is instant company to go out exploring with, and to tell your stories to!
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Post by Drawingablank » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:21 am

Welcome.
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Re: Hello everyone -

Post by dragonpilot » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:09 am

I travel only 700 miles to BRC...I am always in awe of those traveling cross country or from the other side of the world.
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Re: Hello everyone -

Post by lapetitevirginie » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:10 am

Savannah wrote:You might have seen this thread, but if you haven't:

Costs & Logistics of Flying to Reno
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic. ... 6&p=770401
Thank you for this link. There are always details you A. never though of or B. imagine entirely differently than they actually are.

Thanks for the welcomes everyone :)

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Re: Hello everyone -

Post by lapetitevirginie » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:10 am

Elliot wrote:
lapetitevirginie wrote: Once I get my cost equations squared away I'll settle on driving or flying.
You mean in that biplane, right?
If only! How unbelievably rad would that be?

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