We had a fun adventure earlier in August--staying in a yurt! We stopped on our way up at Father Hennepin State Park, where we enjoyed a picnic and playing in Mille Lacs Lake (while Dave did a little hiking). Unfortunately, Abby's swimsuit top got left behind at this park...
We got to Cuyuna State Recreation Area later in the afternoon, and had a tough time finding the yurts. After realizing that the e-mail we had received from the park had specific directions, we were able to find them. A woodchuck was peeking his head out from under the porch area of the yurt to greet us...our friends, the Clarks, had warned us about a critter living under that particular yurt. Luckily, we only caught a couple more glimpses of him and he didn't bother us too much in the middle of the night.
We loved staying in the yurt, and had perfect weather for opening up the windows and top to let a cool breeze through. We made pie iron pizzas over the fire for supper, and s'mores later on. If we were to stay there again, there is a great mine lake for floating or kayaking.
The next morning, we stuck around the yurt for a little while before packing up. We drove to an observation area and ate a picnic lunch, then went into town to play at the park and swim a little bit in Serpent Lake at the beach area. We are definitely looking forward to another yurt adventure in the future!