9.08.2008

The Yurt

This, my friends, is a yurt.  Y-U-R-T.  I had never heard of a yurt until I moved to Colorado.  However, I will become intimately acquainted with yurts, since one of these will be my home for the next week.  (Not the one in the photo.  I have a feeling this is a deluxe yurt.  And please God, I am not ready for snow.  Photo is courtesy of coloradoyurt.com)  

We are leaving on a little vacation today, a little driving tour of Colorado.  And, since our first foray into tent camping was not what one would call successful, the yurt is a nice little compromise for my family.  It is insulated, with bunk beds, a propane stove, windows, a microwave and fridge.  It even has electricity!  Yes, we will have to walk outside to use the community toilets and showers, but I count myself lucky that I won't have to spend a week trying to get my toddler to sleep in a tent.

So I will be out of commission for a few days.  I am sure I will return with many yurt-related stories and an overwhelming need to take a bubble bath.  See you next week!


39 comments:

Lisa & Gerald said...

That's So cool I have seen them around here ! You can rent them for a night or what ever near Port Stanley
Hope you have a great trip!
Hugs

Darlene said...

That is really neat...I've never heard of them either! Have a great vacation....talk to ya when you return!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am right there with you.....not a tent girl myself!! Last time I went camping I ran an extension cord into the tent so I could use a straightening iron on my hair....it was quite a seen!

Will be anxious to see what you think of the yurt...sounds much better than a tent!

Have a wonderful trip!

Belle said...

No yurts here in SC. It looks VERY interesting. Will look forward to photos and stories soon.

Deb said...

That looks fun, and as long as it has electricity it is doable. Have fun and take lots of pics.

Rae said...

I've never heard of a yurt...very intersting!! Have a safe and fun time!!!

Sandy Toes said...

Have fun in your yurt! Wow....that is a new one! I have never heard of that! Enjoy your trip!
-Sandy Toes

Jo said...

I'm with everyone else ~ never heard nor seen a yurt. It's still too close to a tent for my comfort! :)
Jo

Wendy said...

Have a great trip! Can't wait to hear about a week in the Yurt!

Laurel MacD said...

We live in Denver and have alays done our canping in a tent - I feel gypped. Have fun.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

There is a yurt a few blocks away--I think they use it for their office or something.

Have fun in your yurt! (Saying that word just makes me grin!)

~ Sarah

Angie said...

Sounds like you are going to have a very interesting vacation! Hope you have a great time!

Joanna said...

I have never heard of a yurt..Sounds very cool. Tent camping? Never..We go with the RV. I am not the type that can "rough it". I can't wait to hear the fun that y'all have!

Shannon said...

Have fun in your yurt! I have never heard of that either but it looks like my kind of camping!

Annie said...

Have Fun & Relax a little!

Jboo said...

How interesting! Can't wait to hear about (and see photos) of the yurt vacation. Have fun!

Janet

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I have heard of yurts. They are very intriguing! Have fun in the yurt and tell us all kinds of yurt stories when you return! :)

Our Complete Family said...

Girl, have FUN and I can't wait to hear all the stories you'll have for us! There is a lot of potential blog entries from this I'd imagine! I've never ever heard of a 'yurt' before. What a fun word to even say! When we went camping Jas brought a double bed matress for me (this was pre Bryce days) b/c I'm not a tenty kind of gal! Be safe~ Hugs, Les

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Girlfriend, I hope you have a good time!!! Please take a photo of the inside of your Yurt ( you expained my world today!)

Michaela said...

Enjoy your vacation and your yurt. Have fun!
Best wishes,
Michaela

My home - My life said...

Never heard of them!

My hubby has been trying to get me to go tent camping and I just not so sure about it. I wonder if they have Yurts in PA?!?!

Kris said...

I could handle that kind of camping. The tent kind - not so much! Hope it goes well for you!!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Have a fun vacation and I'll check back upon "yurt" return. xxoo

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

A yurt, that's so funny! Hope you have a great time!!

Aubrey said...

Been in CO 16 years, camping many times and have never heard of a yurt. So not fair! I hate tent camping!!

Have a great trip!

Carol VR said...

They have these in Grand Bend. I've never been in one but they look kinda cool. I hope you take photos of the inside.

Weeksie50 said...

Oh I can't wait to hear about your adventure..

Amy said...

Looking forward to yurt anecdotes! Have fun!

Kelsey said...

Oh I love Yurts! We love snow camping in them:)

Rue said...

Hi Carrie :)

You made me laugh! A yurt? LOL I suppose it is better than a tent. Keep a sense of humor and have fun!

rue

mamajil said...

I must admit that prior to your post I had never heard of a yurt....Have fun!!

Fifi Flowers said...

Those are VERY cute! That's definitely better than a tent!

Amber said...

I hope you had a great trip! :) A friend of mine and her hubby took a little getaway and stayed in a yurt in Arkansas and they really enjoyed it! I hope you do too. :) And enjoy some beautiful mountain scenery!!!

Jaedan's Mom said...

I have lived in CO almost my entire life, and I have never heard of a Yurt. Hope you're having a great time!

preppy little dress said...

wow, never heard of a yurt - sounds like fun!

My Place of Peace said...

Hope you're having a great time in the yurt!
I posted pics of the new babe when you have time to stop by and look!

Our Complete Family said...

I'm hoping you're having fun and not getting any rain! Can't wait to hear about your adventures and hoping they're not misadventures ;) TGIF~ Les

Sandy said...

Have a great time. We have a ton of yurt in Oregon! :)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

All 38 of us can't wait to hear how it went. :)