Monday, December 5, 2016

Field Trip: A Yurt Thanksgiving

This season, finding ourselves in a place of major freedom, we found ourselves as a family majorly rethinking how we would celebrate Thanksgiving. With just the four of us to consider it could look however we wanted it to. No holds barred. So we let our minds wander. 

Packed to the roof and ready to go! 

And we fell upon camping in some form. And it being the Pacific Northwest we knew we needed somewhere heated...and we remembered yurts that we had camped in during a summer. A little online sleuthing later and we were booked. The Yurts at Kayak Point were our destination! 

The girls arrive at the Yurt 

After figuring out how to create and move our Thanksgiving feast (including Kate's Tofurky!) we packed the car to the roof and were off. It's been pretty rainy weather and that day was no exception. The drive was quick, and the four of us made quick work of unpacking and setting up our little meal. Check in was at 3...by 6 we were set up and eating! 

Our movable feast 

The weather cleared enough the next day for us to take a walk to the beach. We were able to see heron, a harbor seal and a lot of activity of people crabbing and fishing. 

Beachtime shenanigans!

I had a thought that it might feel a bit strange & busy to do this for the holiday. But it was the exact opposite. We were able to cozy up and really enjoy our little Thanksgiving meal with no fuss. There was little wi-fi so phones were down unless we were taking silly photos. And we played games and just relaxed and talked. It felt like the first Thanksgiving that was all  about what it was supposed to be all about...taking a beat to share and reflect what you are thankful for. 

The girls chilling in the Yurt 

And we are all truly thankful to be together. This was a perfect place for the one thats been dreaming of camping (Samantha!) and the one that wants to be warm & not too uncomfortable (me!) to go! We would go back in a heartbeat! It was the perfect option for us!  Have you ever gone yurt camping? What do you think you non-campers? Would you try it? 

6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful and creative way to celebrate Thanksgiving together! Love it!

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    1. Thank you! It was one for the books for sure!

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  2. So glad you had such a great time. Mountain climbing for Christmas?

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    1. Oh my gosh! Let's not get too crazy! ;)

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  3. That's so amazing! I am obsessed with tiny houses and living... You should adopt me! Lol!

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    1. Done! You still owe us a visit when you come out this way!

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