Have YOU Ever Been to the Burning Man Festival?

Have YOU Ever Been to the Burning Man Festival?

Have YOU ever been to the Burning Man Festival? I heard that 2017 was the wildest year, so far!

Burning Man Festival 2017 took place on August 27th through September 4th in the Black Rock City (a temporary city erected for a week of celebration) at Black Rock Desert in Pershing County, Nevada.

Did you know that there is a tradition called, “Tutu Tuesday” at the Burning Man Festival? Yes, No matter what your gender is, and if you are at this festival you wear a tutu for fun! 🙂
This year, a wedding was also held during a dust storm!..and of course, what is Burning Man Festival without the highlight of the Burning Man Effigy? See the gallery of photos link at https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/15/married-burning-man-dust-storm-see-wild-wedding-photos/669149001/

Do you want to awaken the artistic and/or spiritual side of your inner-self? Click on this inspirational link at https://journal.burningman.org/radical-ritual/

How do you join the community of Burners? For more information on how you can join next year’s festival, please see the following link at https://burningman.org/

Curious as to how things are set-up before you get there? Check this link https://burningman.org/event/brc/2017-theme-camps/

These are some of the special features that majorly attracts burners. https://burningman.org/event/brc/2017-shrines-and-processionals/

Here is an interesting link to explore https://burningman.org/event/brc/2017-art-installations/

Wherever there is beauty, there will also be the ugly side of things but the one ugly thing that was turned into a beauty, are the thousands of bicycles left behind… LOVE the idea that these bicycles can be put to good use for those who have lost from this hurricane season. For more info and see how you can help, please view the following link at http://www.sfweekly.com/news/thousands-of-abandoned-burning-man-bikes-saved-from-dump/

This is what you would see on most roads in Northern Nevada after the Burning Man Festival is over…

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Playa dust on motor home and its cargo

For more information about Burning Man’s History visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Man

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Community Service?

Community Service?

What does community service mean? Why would someone do any community service at all? I guess, the answer depends on who we are asking the question to and what motivates and/or inspires them the most? Is this person a victim of a crime who’s fighting for a cause, an ex-convict/criminal who’s paying for their crime committed, a business owner who’s making a contribution to their community, a church member who’s practicing his/her belief, a law-abiding citizen who’s being a good Samaritan? The list goes on, but if someone asked you today if you are doing any community service or volunteering work at all, what would your answer be?

Party at the Park
Block Party held at the Park

The reason I raised this question, is that no matter who we belong as a group or see ourselves as an individual, the need is there to give back to the community we currently live in to make it a “good neighborhood” to belong. The pursue of happiness does not start with other people, but it starts within oneself. Learning not to point fingers to others especially when things are not going our way, is sometimes hard to do for some people, but it can be done.

Block Party at one of the Cul-de-sac
Block Party at one of the Cul-de-sacs
Block Party at one of the Common Areas
Block Party at one of the Common Areas

This reminds me of the call President Kennedy made at his inaugural day. Every time I get to watch snippets of the old video film being replayed on television and hear him say, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”  makes me feel inspired to do good things for people especially, in my own realty market place. As I think about this question a lot and break it down into a smaller version and start asking to myself…Ask not what your State of Nevada, County of Washoe, City of Reno, Community, Church, School in North Valleys, Neighbors in Sky Vista Subdivision, Friends, Relatives in/out-of-town and/or a Family member can do for you but instead, ask what can you do for your (whichever applies at a given time)…? As a Realtor who has the passion to truly help people, this made me think of ways to give back to my own neighborhood.

So this past Saturday, the week after Hot August Nights, I organized a block Party (ahead of time) with the help of my family and a handful neighbors to host it. Of course, not all were able to participate but to those who were able to attend, see the smiles in their faces and the laughter shared are priceless! As I went from one part of the areas assigned to gather and check everyone out, it was great to see that half of the Sky Vista Subdivision came out to party rain or shine! 🙂

Block Party goers at one of the gracious neighbors front yard
Block Party goers at one of the gracious neighbors front yard
Block Party as the rain was coming down unexpectedly!
Block Party still going as the rain came down unexpectedly!

If you are reading this blog, and is interested in finding out more about the real estate market in this part of Reno, please don’t hesitate to give me a call and/or send a text message at (775) 453-0082. You may also email me through my contact page.

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