9.15.2008

Adventures of the Yurt-Dwellers

I am back from my adventures in the wild!  Thanks to all of you for your well-wishes.  We had a great time and I have to say, if you're going to go camping and your not really a camping kind of girl, the yurt is a great way to go.  Although, a few words of wisdom: pregnancy + multiple overnight bathroom breaks + utter darkness + no indoor plumbing = peeing on your own foot.  Just saying.  Other than that, we had a great time!  Check out some of my photos:

Since we are all so into making spaces cozy, I thought you would appreciate this photo because the yurt was rather cozy...for a pseudo-tent.  It had a bunk bed, a few couches, a microwave, even a quaint little propane stove that kicked on throughout the night when the temperature dipped below 65 degrees.  It even had hardwood floors!

And really, how bad could any vacation be when you take your kid to the park...and the park looks like this?  Here are Brent and Nina in a little mountain town called Ouray.

We hopped all over the state, and this photo is the only one we managed to snap of all three of us, on an overcast day in Telluride.  Well, all four of us if you count my growing belly!

I am glad to be back!  Tomorrow I can't wait to show you a few of the little treasures I picked up on our travels...you guys didn't think we would drive through a few dozen cute little mountain towns and not stop at the local antique shops, did you?  :)


40 comments:

Twice as Nice said...

I'm not much for roughing it. I'd rather have a cabin than a tent. Love the Yurt though. That I would like. The views on your trip were breathtaking!! So beautiful.

My home - My life said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. The scenery looks just beautiful.

Christy said...

Welcome home!!!

Looking forward to seeing your treasures that you brought home. It looks like you had a lot of fun. I can't even imaging living in a place where there are mountains like that! You know what Ohio is like:)

Nikki said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time minus the peeing on the foot. lol

Shannon said...

That is my idea of camping! It looks like ya'll had so much fun!

Davene said...

Welcome back! Glad you all had a great memory-making time! I remember our last family vacation before our second child was born; it was special, knowing that things wouldn't ever be quite the same again...made me appreciate all the little stuff more.

You look great! :)

Jen r. said...

I am glad you had a good time! I give you a ton of credit for doing that pregnant ;)

Jen r. said...

I am glad you had a good time! I give you a ton of credit for doing that pregnant ;)

Jboo said...

Wow -- looks absolutely beautiful there!! The yurt sounds doable -- well, except for no plumbing maybe. Can't wait to see your finds! Have a good week.

Janet

Sarah Kate said...

I am glad you made it back okay. I have never seen a Yurt before, but I have to admit that now I want to find one to camp in too. I imagine that they are mostly a northern thing. It looks very nice on the inside and the scenery was beautiful.

Blanca said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. I wonder if they have those Yurts here in Texas.

Joanna said...

Oh...I really wanted to see inside..Thanks! *smiles* I wondered how that little thing would be set up...

I could only imagine the potty breaks.

Can't wait to see what you got.

Deb said...

That is my kind of roughing it. I would not have minded staying there at all. Can't wait to see what you found up there.

Gray Matters said...

I'm sufficiently jealous - my brother lives in Denver and we love visiting such a beautiful state.

Faith said...

This actually looks like a lot of fun! Love all of your pics...so pretty!

Carrie said...

I so glad you had a great time. I can't wait to see your treasures

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

So glad you are back...we missed you last week!

Sounds and looks like a great trip....can't wait to see what kind of treasures you picked up along your way!

Lisa

Shannon said...

Glad you had a nice time! Can't wait to see your finds ( :

Wendy said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! The yurt would be a great option for me...microwave oven and heat included...oh yeah!

Wendy said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! The yurt would be a great option for me...microwave oven and heat included...oh yeah!

Marie said...

I've never heard of a yurt. It looks completely do-able though! Love your family photo. Your family is gorgeous!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Makes me want to go stay in a Yurt now.
You are a beautiful family!!
Can't wait to see your treasures.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I actually really like to go camping, though the yurt seems like the way to go with small kids! Sorry about your foot :). Supposed to be sterile though, right?!! hehe Glad your family had a nice trip, and can't wait to see what you got antiquing!

Blessings,
Stacey

Tausha said...

I am impressed that you would go camping when you were pregnant, let alone no indoor plumbing and very dark bathroom breaks!
Looks like you guys had a great time. We have some friends who have done the whole yurt thing and they loved it as well. Maybe I will have to try it out. Maybe :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

It looks gorgeous there! I can't wait to see your antique finds!

Lisa said...

Looks like you had a great trip! I live in Colorado (as you know) and I have nver heard of a yurt! That is so cool. I

sn't it fun being a tourist in your own state?

I love the family photo, you guys are way too cute!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Cute picture of the "yurt" family. :) Sounds like you all had a great time. Loved the furniture. Nice and cozy. How did I miss that you were preggers. Congrats! Can't wait to see your treasures. Welcome back! xxoo

My Place of Peace said...

Great pics but sorry about the result of your late night bathroom trip! :)

Lisa & Gerald said...

Im glad you guys had a great time!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Great story...great photos. Never seen a Yurt before. Looks very tempting compared to the tent camping we do.
I'll look forward to seeing the treasures you picked up along the way. : )
M.L.

Our Complete Family said...

I am cracking up! So funny about the midnight potty runs!!! I'm not a camper, but I think I could handle this yurt thingy(for the sake of the kiddos fun, of course!!!) Can't wait to see more pics and your treasures! Missed you in blogland while you were away! xo

Jodee Leader said...

Welcome back! We missed you!

It looks like you had a fabulous trip! Can't wait to see more tomorrow!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I was looking at those myself when reserving our camping spot..they were all taken though. It seems many of the State Parks are doing the Yurt thing. They are not much more than what you pay for a reg. camping spot. Looks like a lot of fun and I am choppin at the bit to see wht you got while out and about. Share it sista. cherry

Carol VR said...

That's too cool on the inside.

Glad you had fun.

Genny said...

That is my kind of camping! Much better than a regular tent! I've never seen that before. :)

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

oh my it looks breathtaking, stunning scenery, I bet the air was fab!

love the Yurt, I would really like to have a vacation like that

Sarah

Amber said...

I'm glad you had such a great time! I am so jealous that you were in Ouray!!! When I moved to Colorado, I picked up several Colorado visitor's & travel guides to help me explore my new home. Ouray was one of the towns I bookmarked that I really wanted to visit. I never made it before my hubby whisked me away to Texas. Maybe someday!
Which was your favorite little town that you visited?

nikkicrumpet said...

Well that Yurt doesn't look to bad. I'm still not wanting to go camping...but if I had to...that would be the way to go!

mamajil said...

Looks like y'all had fun!!! Cute Yurt and that park looked fabulous!! Glad it was a great time!!

Soleil said...

Hi:
I came across your blog via Sanctuary Arts. I went to Ouray when I was 8 years old and loved it. My family drove out from Michigan all through the rockies, and it was one of the best trips ever! We swam in the hot springs pool and went to Box Canyon falls. Thanks for bringing back some great memories!

Yurt camping sounds like fun. If you ever watch Design Inc., Sarah Richardson decorated a Yurt on one of the episodes. It was so cool!
Here is a link that probably won't be live, LOL!
http://www.designinc.ca/tr/tr.php?id=3&season=01