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    Off to try a new adventure this weekend

    For 8 years now i have wanted to go camping in the winter. Ok now its become early spring.

    So two families are off to go try out camping in Yurts this weekend in one of Ontarios provincial parks.

    Should be pretty interesting.

    This will be another one to add to the list.

    Here is a link to see what a YURT is for those that dont know.

    Of course here they are less rustic but i hope we can see the lattice and its not too civilized.

    http://www.parkreports.com/parksblog/?p=72

    See ya all Monday.
    cheers

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    Yurts going to have fun.
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    It's going to Yurts.

    Reminds of when my daughter went winter camping. She loves that stuff: hiking, camping any time of the year. So she was telling me how great it was. How much FUN. How EXCITING. How FUNNY is was when she woke up and wanted to put her socks and boots on and the socks were FROZEN STIFF in the shape of her foot. Sure sounds like fun to me.
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    You gotta keep a sense of adventure Cynthia. Still on my list is the klondike and a visit to whitehorse in winter.
    cheers

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    Rob, I DO have a sense of adventure; just not that kind. Adventure for me is using my new GRR-ripper. Or setting up a saltwater aquarium. Or breeding a new variety of iris. Or seeing what's new in the FWW moderator "lounge". *That's* what I call adventure. But have fun with it. Lose your mind in the forest.
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    Rob my wife has been sleeping in her yurt all winter. I don't think she has missed a night since last September. She has wanted one ever since spending time in one in Mongolia several years ago. We put this one up in August 2010. It is a genuine yurt from Mongolia. Being on the west coast in a rain forest you have to make some alterations for the climate here, specifically a layer of Tyvec between the canvas and the felt coverings It is really quite warm inside. She heats it with a small oil filled radiant heater on the low setting and about 6 tea light candles. We have had several bouts of snow, severe wind storms and below freezing temperatures this winter and she says that it was quite cosy inside.She bought a bunch of furniture to go with it and has made enough rugs to cover the floor (16' in diameter). I think I'll rent out the house.
    Hope you have fun.
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    That's not a Yurt...that's a castle

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    Rob, Have fun.

    Brian, that's too cool. Quite a find. I'm guessing one doesn't just run down to Yurts-R-Us to go pick one of those up.
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    Rob, that sounds like a good time

    Brian, if my wife is mad at me she sleeps on the couch. I can't imagine what you did to make yours sleep outside
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    Rob, come on down. We have a group of those over by the Hoosier National Forrest.
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