I Love Tent Life

by HEAB on August 6, 2009

CD and I left Westcliffe behind yesterday and drove up to Woodland Park, Colorado.  We’re staying in this yurt:

Pretty Wild, huh?

Hmm, I think I'm going to like it here. :)

Some information about our yurt from the owner:

Settled on 10 acres but surrounded by thousands of acres of national forest, my home is what I consider the epitome of mountain living. The pleasing circular structured yurt boasts 360 degree views and brings the outdoors in – or brings the indoors out! 

The large yurt is 30′ in diameter with full kitchen, bath, dining area, living area and bedroom. It has a queen size sleep number bed and a small pullout couch which sleeps 1, maybe 2 small children. The small yurt, or the affectionately named ‘yurtlet’, is 16′ diameter and will sleep 2 more on a queen size air bed, and is connected via a deck to the large yurt. 

I was a bit apprehensive about our stay here, but once I walked inside, all my worries flew right out the window plastic. Check out the kitchen: 

So much for roughin it, huh?

So much for roughing it, huh?

I’m still phoneless, but I don’t think I could get a signal up here anyway as we’re at 9,200 feet with some amazing mountain views.  Thankfully, we do have wi-fi, but I’m planning on very little time in front of the computer.  The great outdoors are calling my name, and I would love for you guys to join me on a walk tomorrow morning…say 7ish? 😉

We’re only about 5 miles from town, and CD did some major grocery shopping today. So excited to have 2 things back in my life:

Hummus and Brussels sprouts.

Hummus and roasted Brussels sprouts.

The nearest hummus was an hour’s drive from Westcliffe, and once we ran out, I did not feel like making the drive again. Brussels sprouts were nowhere to be found in that town.  Gosh, I missed them! Oh, and the oat bran and almond butter have been restocked as well. Thank you CD!

So much to share with you guys over the next few days. Stay tuned for more HEAB Q & A as well as an update on my decision to go dairy free.  See ya bright and early tomorrow morning…dress warm.  It’s cold here in the AM!

CD’s Random Comment of the Day:

Sounds like your readers really liked my balls.