I made it back. Covered 7,000 miles in about 24 days. It was a great adventure. The bus gave me lots of problems, but i never had to get it towed. After burningman, which is about 80 miles north of reno, i ended up in san fran, then LA, vegas and eventually came back to michigan. I met Steve the guy who built skoolie.net on my way through iowa. He was very gracious and let me stay a nite at his place.
You'll love burningman! This was my first year (2004) and it blew my socks off! There is more crazyness there than one can even immagine.
If you're looking for a theme camp to stay with, you'e welcome to stay with us. I stayed with the black rock burner hostel theme camp. Not too exciting as far as theme camps go, but there were a lot of people from other countries, and that's always fun. There's also shower, cooking, shade facilities provided by the theme camp.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes (who will watch the watchmen?)