Desert Prep

Ian and the kiddos spent the weekend getting ready for our vacation in the desert. Fortunately, we don’t have to buy any major items, especially considering Friday’s expensive emergency car repairs. Oy! Our desert equipment needs fixing up in some cases, but we have most of the things we need.

Ian has tons of electroluminescent wire leftover and/or recycled from old Burning Man art projects and he decided to decorate the boys’ nighttime jackets for 1) visibility and safety, and 2) fun!

Asher's Burning Man Jacket Ready to Burn!

This is what a creative guy with a thrift-store jacket, a stash of EL wire, and a glue gun can achieve in about an hour. Asher thinks his jacket is the coolest, and Daddy is the BEST! He’s right on both counts.

4 Responses to “Desert Prep”

  • Amata Elizabetha
    August 15, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    super super cool jackets!


  • denise
    August 16, 2010 at 9:50 am

    OHHHHHHH!!! We have to get some of that wire. I see some cool projects in our future. What a neat design!


  • Sara
    August 16, 2010 at 10:27 am

    EL wire comes in all colors! You have to be able to solder and stuff, but it’s very versatile and beautiful. Ian worked on a jacket design for our older son last night, too, so I’ll get a photo of that soon. (It’s also blue. My boys like to have the same stuff.)


  • Sara
    August 16, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Thanks, Amata! The kids are over the moon for them. Ian is very clever.


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