We just got back from our first try at camping in a yurt at Kayak Point Park in Stanwood, Washington.
I thought that yurt camping would be a fun and easy family getaway for the end of summer. Our family likes getting outside, but yurt camping appealed to me because we wouldn’t have to set up a tent for a short trip. I also liked the idea of electricity, lights, heat, walls… wait, are we still camping?
Yes, we were. It was a lot more like tent camping than I thought. We brought just about the same amount of stuff, maybe more because I overpacked. We needed more clothes, less toys. For my four-year-old twins the hits of the trip were the easy trails, the nearby beach and playground, and of course the campfire s’mores.
I’d definitely do it again. It rained overnight so I was happy to be inside the yurt. The noise of the rain hitting the yurt kept me up, but in a good way. I was happy to be outdoors with my little family and looking forward to our kids growing up with memories of places like these.
The trail heading down to the playground and the beach.
There’s a fun playground at this park.
Pretty day for getting your feet wet.
Here’s what I brought for yurt camping entertainment.
A family meeting to get the fire started.
Happy for the s’mores to come!
Me and my little lady.
Here’s how we slept.
My little lady woke up with some serious camping hair.
More yurt camping entertainment, especially for a rainy morning.
Twin-daddy knows: you can always use duct tape when camping!
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