Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Our Yurt Expedition

I'm ready to document our trip to the yurt, especially since I snagged these photos from our friends who managed to make it home with their camera still intact (Thanks Michelle!).

It's the first time I've been and it was really awesome. It was gorgeous, the mountains, the snow, and the most brilliant stars....amazing. Rylee freaked out for the first hour as only Rylee can, crying, screaming and repeatedly begging to leave. We brought out the big guns to get the situation under control, a Dora movie and Oreos. Of course the best part of camping trips is camp food (at least for me), and I was not disappointed with Dinty Moore beef stew, rolls, chex mix, hot chocolate, sausage, and pancakes.

We were a little nervous about the temperature inside the yurt plummeting after we all went to bed. In theory it sounded like a good idea to pack the stove with as much wood as possible, keeping you warmer and allowing you to sleep longer before you had to wake up and add more wood. In practice this created an inferno and rocketed the temperature of the yurt to 100 degrees (there was a thermometer inside), making it practically impossible to sleep.

We had a great time, even Rylee. Snow shoeing was fun, the food was delicious, our friends are awesome, and Colorado is beautiful.


Maja said...

It looks like you had such a fun trip. You guys are so adventurous. I am grateful that your friend got some good pics so that we could all see.

Jennie said...

Thanks! You gave me a chuckle with the inferno story. Folks are always asking us if yurts can stay warm in the winter. Maybe we'll point them to your blog next time they ask! Glad it was a great trip. Colorado is indeed beautiful!

Maynards said...

You are so brave to do that with both kids! I am impressed. Glad you had a great time.
I love the pictures on top of the blog..adorable!

Christen, Doug and Dillon said...

I'm so jealous! Looks like a great time! I can totally see Ry freaking out! She's so funny! Glad you were able to have a few pictures to remember your trip by!

Tish said...

Looks like a cool time. Good idea with the fire. Ha Ha!

Dan Chow said...

I'm so jealous!!!! do you remember when I used to do a yurt trip every new year? I can't imagine doing that now with jadey, my back would be killing me from carrying her!!!! Still, so jealous.