Yurts so Good
We were looking forward to Yurting for awhile now. Little man kept asking, “are we going camping today”?
We marked it on the calendar so he could keep track and Friday came before we knew it. We made a mad rush to get everything packed into the car so we could hit the road. We even forgot a few things since hubby and I had a few miss communications. So I think I’ll make a list here so next time I won’t forget a thing.
__4 Sleeping bag
__2 full Sheets, one twin
__Large water Jug
__Cooler with ice
__4 Canteens with water
__Stove with propane
__Hot liquid cups for soups, oatmeal and drinks
__Heavy-duty aluminum foil
__Cook utensils-spatula, knife, spoon
__Hot chocolate/tea bags/coffee
__Shower shoes/flip flops
__Soap in plastic case/shampoo
__Tooth brush/tooth paste
__Other personal items
__First aid kit
__Park map/guidebooks/trail maps
__Lantern pole or hanger
__Cell phone/charger & 2-way radios/walkie talkies
__first aid kit
It always amazes me how much stuff we pack to go camping. The nice part about having a yurt is that we don’t have to worry about if it rains, it’s warm since there are heaters inside each yurt, and there is less to pack. So many times we have woken up in a puddle of water and for us, it makes more sense to sleep in a yurt.
We stayed at Beverly Beach which is really close to the beach and only a few miles away from Newport. The yurt was a bit dirty so we used antibacterial wipes to wipe down the surfaces when we arrived. We also like to bring sheets to cover up the vinyl bed mats so that it feels much more cozy and clean.
The first night and most of the next day was rainy. We walked to the beach
I took some photos of the family.
We then visited the Yaquina Bay.
We also stopped at Pirate’s Plunder a wacky novelty/antique store.
Then we visited the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Oregon…the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. It cost $7 for our family to visit and was well worth the small admission fee. We visited the information area and then headed to the lighthouse to climb to the top.
The staircase was made of cast iron and was so intricate and beautiful. Here’s a view from the light.
Then we headed down to the beach to get a close view of the tidepools.
We were wet and cold so we headed to Flashbacks for some fish and chips.
It was such a fun trip and an easy getaway for our family. If only the pile of laundry from the trip was as fun to tackle!
Where is your favorite family camping spot? Tell me yours and I’ll tell you mine! 🙂
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