Alex Oetzell

In this desert Oasis I got to see an old friend I studied Art with in Italy, and made a new one who I spend most of the burn hanging  out with. Both Ezra and Myles are beautiful souls I am honored to call friends.  


Returning to Reno to clean up which was much needed. Never have I seen shower water look as dirty as chocolate milk. After Reno, my mom went home and I continued on to the small towns of Winnemucca and Elko. I was so lucky to go to the burn with my mama. Going through Nevada I experienced some beautiful sunsets and starry skies, but the I-80 did not have much for me there, so I kept moving on to Idaho. 

Here is when I could honestly go on and on about the burn... so here is the summary. Burning Man was an incredible experience. From the art to the people to the genuine kindness and trading, I was in love. I picked up a volunteer position as a barista at Center Camp coffee shop, and got a chance to give back to the Playa. Between dust storms and new friends kept it a long week of being busy and happy. My time in the desert was well spent.

Just as planned, I arrived in Nevada just in time for Burning Man. The weather was comfortably warm and the masses migrating with furry bikes and big trailers to the desert. After staying with friends for a few days in Reno, I met up with my super awesome amazing breast-cancer-fighting mother, and we took off for our first Burning Man.