This Thanksgiving Angela and I decided to partake in a non-traditional Thanksgiving celebration, by ditching the turkey and leaving everyone behind. This year we opted to enjoy our holiday in the backwoods of Idaho, by spending 2 wonderful relaxing days at Elkhorn yurt. What's that you say, not sure what a yurt is? The yurt we stayed in could be described as a hi-tech semi-permanent round tent. Housing 2 bunk-beds, a futon, wood stove, dinning table and a kitchen stocked with utensils. This modern yurt shares the name and shape, but is a far cry from the original Turkish term of "yurt" or "dwelling place". * Below is a picture of where we stayed.
Over all the yurt was wonderful, a great chance to get out and play in the snow. Life moves pretty slowly out in the woods, and that’s the way’s I likes it! We ate good food, drank some beer, played guitar, talked, played cards, did chores like split wood, and went snowshoeing. There was about a foot of snow on the ground, just not quite enough to go sledding, but plenty to melt for water and to get good use from the snowshoes.