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Yurt camping

We've been wanting to go camping - or I should say - we've wanted to try camping again. We got a small taste on our trip to California but we haven't tried sleeping in our tents on hard ground for a while. G and I both have back problems and really wonder if we could sleep even with a nice therma-rest mat.

But I remembered another option - Yurts. My French instructor went camping last January and stayed in one on the Washington Coast. It sounded so cool. Here is how they are described as on the Washington State Park site.

These circular, domed tents are made of extra-heavy, durable canvas and have spacious interiors with skylights, screened windows, hardwood floors and locking doors.

G was laid off this week so we can go any day of the week. I went out to the Washington State Park site today to see when would be the earliest we could get a reservation. Surprise! I found an opening on August 25th at Cape Disappointment. Cape Disappointment is at the mouth of the Columbia River in the Southwest corner of Washington. The area is called the Long Beach Peninsula and is a great place to go beach combing, kite flying and relaxing.

We haven't been to this area in over 25 years so it will be fun to revisit the Long Beach peninsula area. We're hoping the weather is good but even if it isn't - it will be fun to be at the ocean and sleep in a yurt. Don't you think these are so cool?

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Comments (3)

Amy:

Now that's my type of camping!

(I've always loved how the Victorians went exploring--hiring porters to drag along comfy beds and silver service so they could sleep comfortably and eat like human beings while pretending to rough it!)

I've camped in a tent once in my 58 years. I hated it.
This kind of camping I could do....if it has mosquito netting.

Marta -
You're so adventurous! Yurt camping looks kind of like tent camping at Yosemite - but with better beds! Have a great time; hope it stays dry.

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