Monday, June 23, 2008

I YURTED in Big Sur! read correctly!! I have now YURTED in Big Sur, thanks to my darling best friend, Adrien! We started out on Saturday Morning, through obscene sightings (will get into more of that WAY later...*wink Adrien*), major lighting storms which inturn caused a MAJOR fire along the coastline on the Historic 1 Highway. We drove past the beginnings of the fire. Any later, we would have had to turn around and go all the way around which would have set us back by 4-5 hours. Right after we drove through they shut down that part of the Highway one and it still has not reopened as to date. WHEW! Thank goodness the YURT gods were with us!

We arrived to this wonderful place, tucked away in the meadows above the ocean. Since, we both have never been we were excited and really nervous at the same time,too! Adrien had planned 'Our FIRST over night' Mystery Trip. The place is called TreeBones Resort. Luxury yurt resort. Fantastic sleeping quarters. In our yurt we had a lovely queen size bed and a very comfortable futon with a very thick mattress.

A waffle breakfast is included (you make you own), which is highly addictive fun. I actually looked forward to making it every morning. And they serve the most delicious gourmet meals. One night we had Baked Salmon & Chipotle Chicken and another night we had Blackened Maui Maui & Grilled Garlic Tri-Tip. Utterly, fabulous. The meals were decadent and scrumptious. And it really made you feel as if you were at a full service (there is service but it is not total full service, you still share a communinal shower/bathroom) resort at meal times.

There were times when we each wanted to do our 'own' thing. I wanted to enjoy our fabulous view from the lodge's back patio, which had a exquisite wooden bar-type piece which was carried from one end to the other end of the patio. It is where I gathered my thoughts from the days events and savored the view with a delightful cup(s) of decaf (SLO town coffee, great stuff). Feeling the ocean breeze on my face and taken on some of the sun. Smelling the ocean air and letting my thoughts run ramped ed all the while listening to 'let-your-mind-slip-away' songs. I let my imagination run amok.
Or rest in between activites!

Once done with dinner, we enjoyed watching the sunset. Here are some great shots with one of the yurts.

And then we played a roaring game of RACK-O! In the TreeBones Lodge. Which unfortantly, Adrien won ALL THE GAMES!

I wanted to show this to you, to show the detail of even the inside roof of the yurt!

This is Highway 1 going to Cambria. We went into Cambria on Sunday late morning through the afternoon. We stopped at several Vista's along the way. The Shop's in Cambria are just darling and each with so much history. If you ever get the chance one must try to have lunch in this sweet little town and browse the little shops.

This is where we bought the most fablous sourdough loaf. We actually had it with our dinner back at the Yurt lodge. Yummy!

Some local decided to drive in to town for some lunch. Here is his 'driving around town doing errands' car! isn't that NICE!

Our way into Cambria was alot of fun too. We wanted to stretch our legs for a minute so decided to pull into a Vista point. When we happened across a HUGH Elephant Seal generation. Basking on the beach or letting each other know the other is boss. They are pretty aggrssive and that's why there are barriers. But, still fantactic to watch.

I saw this piece of art atop a wooden post at one of the Vista's, and Adrien suggested to snap photo. So, I did. And now I have to say this piece/shot represents quite a lot to me now when I look at it. To me it's nature simply at it's best!

And another favorite shot of the trip! Adrien just lost in her thoughts while walking and enjoying the ocean's surf.

On our way home, which was going to be a long haul, and trust me IT WAS! We decided to stop one last time at one of the Vista points. When Adrien and I both stepped out of the car, quickly we were being surrounded by ground squirrels. They followed us around all the way around the car. Poor Adrien was trying to get back in to the car when one little fellow looked as if he was going to hitch a ride. EEEEKkkkkk! So, she jumped in tossed me the car keys so I could open up the back and grab the last bit of sourdough as a ploy to move them away from the car. As soon, as a I had the bag....then there was 10 of them all standing on their hinds quarters waiting...just waiting for the first morsel to be thrown. BOLD little suckers!

By the time we were four hours in, let's just say....THANK GOD...for portable CD players! Due to Mother Nature's temper, we had to be diverted to the longest route availble back to Elk Grove. Not particulally the way I wanted to end the trip, but of course, being who I am made the best of a bad scenrio. I am sure nothing a good stretch and a good nights sleep couldn't cure.

I for one, will be left with incrediable memories of the belly rolling laughter. The deep thought evoked talks only two best friends could share. Just good all around fun. It was a great way to decompress with someone who I cherish and love dearly! I just wanted to take the time here to thank Adrien from the bottom of my heart for a fantastic memory building mystery trip! I am glad we shared this time together, I will cherish it for a life time.

If you want more great info on this resort, please come enjoy the site, at TreeBones Resort.
With much love,


Cora Lynn said...

i love how you share your experiences. i really feel like i'm THERE! i can't wait to see you guys.

bj said...

Oh, my goodness, what a fabulous trip...thanks for sharing all your thoughts and photos..I enjoyed the entire post so much.
NOW, I am off to Google YURT

bj said...

ok, got it...almost like a tent only much stronger and nicer...

Rosemary said...

What a great trip Robyn.
I love it up there. Now I want to go.
Thanks for the email, and noticing my boxes in Cambria.
Talk soon,

All Pink girl said...

Wow babe ,what a fabulous place ,thanks so much for shareing these special moments with us ,
thanks for stopping by xxxDawnxx

Suzanne said...

Hi Honey!

Amazing post. I'm going to have to come back when I'm feeling better to comment properly. I have such a wicked headache. I think it might be from the fires/smoke, so trying to think right now is a bit difficult, but I want you to know I LOVED that trip. Thank you for sharing it with us.

I also love you!!!

P.S. Thanks for the birthday wishes baby.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!~~What a lovely and interesting place! And a yurt? So cool!~~~If it wasn't 3000 miles away I'd be there today!~~~Thanks for such a lovely photo spread!~~~XXOO, Beth

Sandy said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip! Thanks for sharing that with us all.
Hope you have an awesome day!
Sandy :)

calamitykim said...

That looks like a lovely place to get away from it all! I love yurts! I really love Mary Jane's Farm style yurts but any Yurt is a good yurt to me!!!! Thanks for inviting me over! It was lovely! I'm off to sew! Have a great day!
xxxooo kim

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey there,]
WOW what a fab trip.
just beautiful.
i have never heard of that place before. The round cabins are so cool.
gorgeous pictures.
be back into blogging soon, just wanted to stop by to say hello!!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, that sounds like a great weekend! It must have been so relaxing!

All the fires in California sure all causing a lot of smoke around here. Yesterday was really bad!

Just Bob said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a note. I hope you keep coming back.

Charmingdesigns said...

oh wow...Thanks for taking us along for the ride! Our vacation is coming up...down to LA cant wait....except for the wild fires!!! Glad you made it through. Laurie

Anonymous said...

I knew about this one!!!! yipee!!!!!! your pics are better then the online one!
Im so glad you and adrien could YURT!!!

Julie said...

Okay - now I want to YURT too! ha ha

Lolly Jane said...

SO beautiful! You have been busy busy busy! How fun! Ok, down to business, lol! Ü I'm going to finish your board, finally! I never heard from you so it just didn't get done. But I think I can figure out your style based on old emails. My 1 yr old got pneumonia then as soon as he got better I had Lasik done so it's been a little crazy around here too! Love to visit you, thx for your comments! xo~Kelli

Skeeter said...

Hi Robyn,

Looks like a great place to visit and relax. I've got Mrs. Skeeter looking up the information so we can visit there one of these days. Thaks for the great images and recommend.

Best wishes,

PAT said...

We saw a show about Yurts several years ago. HGTV, I think. Wondered what they would be like to stay in.

Beautiful trip!


Suzanne said...

Well, I've had my eyes peeled all day. Where the hell is it?


Cecile said...

Fantastic post! I just hope the Yertles aren't burning now. It is so sad the fires have gotten so large. I am glad you were able to have a wonderful weekend with your friend.

Michael Lockridge said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I followed the link back to your blog, and am glad I did so. You share your adventures well, and I love the photos. I will definitely bookmark your blog. It's fun!


Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

wow, that looks like a cool place.

Maija said...

Oh my gosh, Robyn! That looked like a most incredible adventure! I'd love to stay in a yurt- the concept is so cool!

Kookaburra said...

Thank you for sharing your mini vacation. I have heard about all the fires in Big Sur and hope that my blogger friends are okay.

Have a terrific 4th of July.

With love from the mob downunder,

CSI Seattle said...

Hey now,

I don't recall any of us being invited to Yurted in Big Sur...

Very nice pictures, especially of the lodge. I am a lodge kind of guy, with breakfast at my door and massages in the morning. A hot tub works well too.

Glad you guys had a great time. More pics please.

Skeeter said...

Hi Robyn,

How's life treating you dear? Hope all is well.

Best wishes,

Suzanne said...

Hi baby. I got the post up, so you can finally see your bouquet! It's a stunner. Thank's my dear friend. I love you so much. I'll dry the roses too (for the Christmas tree of course).

I'm going to have to post again in the next 24 hours because something horrible happened at the park and I need to write about it in order to make sense of it. You probably watched it on the news. Yup, that's where I feed the ferals. Actually, right there. Raging fire only a few feet (like 5 feet) away, yet it spared our sacred place. I was one of only two people allowed in today and escorted personally by the director (beside firefighters of course) down the bike trail. I felt absolutely honored. Only two kitties showed up, so of course I'm worried. And they were freaked out. It's hard and it's going to be hard. I'm sitting here writing in an effort to calm my nerves. I feel almost numb after seeing all the distruction and wondering if all the animals are okay. When I got in the car and left the park this morning, I thought I was going to be sick. Physically sick. It was a very long ride home. Life has so many twists and turns.

I love you so much honey and thank you for loving me. The bouquet was beautiful, but more beautiful is our friendship. You really mean the world to me. Thank you. A million times, thank you.

With love,

My Paper World said...

WOW!!! Totally awesome Robyn! Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous trip and your amazing photos!
Nicola xx

kirsten said...

hi robyn!!

thanks for stopping by my blog. big sur is one of my favorite places in the world ... the landscape & seascape make for a small slice of heaven.

it looks like you had a fabulous time. makes me want to take a long drive down the coast ...


Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Wow! Looks like an amazing trip! I want to go tooooo! :) Hope you are having a wonderful summer!

Anonymous said...

Helloooo, Robyn!!!!!

Love your blog!

Big Sur is one of my favorite places on Earth. Is this cool place in any fire danger??

Wish I had known you were going to be in Cambria; I may have snuck on up to hug your neck!

I loved seeing Glacier here!! He will surely be glad when winter arrives!!



roseylittlethings said...

wow, that looked like an amazing trip!

Tina said...

What great fun you had!! thanks for sharin' it with all of us!