Yummy, who I’ve known for about three years, showed up at my camp Wednesday afternoon and we arranged to meet up later and tour the playa.
First we checked out his camp in the Lost Penguins.
Then we took off to go to my camp to get goggles and a face mask – two CRITICAL items I forgot to grab.
After that, it was just a hop, skip, and a jump over to the Empress Tea Room to have a cup of tea – SERVED IN REAL TEA CUPS WITH SAUCERS!
We were also served cookies.
The tea was outstanding and is called Bengal Spice Tea – apparently it’s Celestial Seasonings and you can buy it virtually anywhere.
We rode out to Esplanade and dodged traffic on our bikes until we arrived at Ali Bar Bar.
None of my friends were bartending so we left and rode all the way down E Street (cue the Bruce Springsteen jokes) into a headwind from 9:00 to 6:00 during a dust storm.
A quick shower before we jumped into the water feature for a nice soak and conversation.
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Burning Man?!