Scott W asked for a little update on the Hot n Dry (click for info) event that I am attending this weekend. It began last Thursday and closes today at noon.
First of all, it is damn hot in the Southern California desert. I really don't care if it is a dry heat, it's friggin' hot!
There are about 890 registrants for this years' event. All males. Most (it seems) in incredible physical shape except for a few of us guys who don't spend many hours every week in the gym. Except for a couple of workshops each day, most of the events are held outdoors in the sun. They take over the Palm Springs Hilton for a week and it is exclusively used for this event. No outsiders are allowed in.
It is good recovery and the theme is WE INSIST ON ENJOYING LIFE. So there are 890 guys having a good time. On Friday, we had 3 exclusive hours at the local waterpark. Just us guys in recovery and closed to the public.
Yesterday, I watched as 2 gay couples in recovery were legally married. They were married by a local councilman. Amazing.
Then, last night we were entertained by Chelsea Handler. She was quite funny and really seemed to enjoy her audience.