I viewed the film “The Bucket List” and it made me think of my very own bucket list. One of many things I ‘d always wanted to do was see a nude resort. I had swam nude in Lake Mead often and some other spots and liked the feeling of freedom you get being nude.
I made the decision to find a nearby nudist facility and visit. My wife said she was not interested so I went alone to Mountaindale Sun Resort.
The host was very friendly and clarified the rules and gave me a quick tour. I couldn’t wait to get undressed and join up with the folks in the pool. I truly enjoyed my visit and went back a few more times. The pool, hiking trails, watering place and grounds are an excellent spot to spend time. Being nude felt so natural I immediately embraced the notion.
My wife doesn’t share my enthusiasm so my chances to visit are reduced. My times at the nudist resort are some of the very relaxing and enjoyable recreation I’ve ever done. I am certainly glad I acted on carrying through one of the items on my “bucket list.” I located fellow nudists to be an extremely friendly crowd.
Why Did We Wait So Long?
Our first encounter with social nudity occurred during the Skinny Dip this year. My soon to be wife and I read about it in the AANR Bulletin. We talked about it for several days and finally decided to go. She was genuinely somewhat fearful of getting naked in public. She had all the fears that are discussed on each of the parks’ websites.
When we arrived at Whispering Pines, we were greeted by several naked folks at the gate. They seemed so at ease standing there and welcoming us to the park. They grinned and gave directions to the parking area. So off we went into the sphere of social nudism. We drove past lots of people that were naked too. All of them grinned and waved like they knew you.
After we parked and got out of the vehicle, I began to take my clothing off. She looked at my like I was crazy. “Are you getting naked right now?”
“I certainly am; everyone else is so we should be also.” She started to take off her clothes as a girl pulled into the spot next to us. Robin stopped and just stood there as the girl got out of her car and stripped, and caught her towel and cooled and gave an extremely fine hello to us. I believe this removed all hesitation from Robin. She removed the remainder and we walked to the pool place.
That was the start of a new lifestyle for us. We have been back there and to The Bar S Ranch.
We’ve met some of the friendliest folks at both areas. Now we are getting ready to join one as members.
All I can say is why did I wait so long to get this done? It is the greatest form of outdoor recreation. Sun and atmosphere on the bare skin is wonderful to let life’s frustrations go away. Hate to have to pack up and go http://yzaxe.com . But like I said we will be back as frequently as possible.
-Bob & Robin L
Sanford, North Carolina
The 15 minute Challenge
We’d just bought our first RV and were looking for someplace close to try the new RV. A Web search of nearby RV resorts found very few places to go that were relatively close. I found Lilly Valley in Fort Erie, Canada and thought it looked intriguing.
When my wife came home and asked if I found someplace I told her there were a few that were more than 100 miles away, however there was a “nuddie” resort just across the Peace Bridge.
I was astounded when her only answer was “OK.”
I called and made reservations and we were on the way. About 45 minutes later we were there. Lilly Valley has a small gate and several naked males met me there and helped direct me on which way to turn to get in. By the time I got through the gate there were six naked guys with enough metal to build their own battleship. Lilly Valley regulars were at that time into piercings.
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As I started to get out of the truck to set up my wife said, “What if I can not do this?” My answer was it takes 15 minutes to set up, and another 15 minutes to take it down. If you don’t like it we will leave. That seemed reasonable to her so we unhooked the RV. Inside 15 minutes we’d met a Postal Worker and his wife, a family with two children, the proprietor and various other people. No one paid any attention to any parts except for the parts of the RV.
We’ve been nudists since then. We also felt the demand for AANR so much we became Prime Minister members and then Life members. Now all of our trips are made around going from one nudist resort to another.
Buffalo, New York
First Nudist Holiday
I booked our wedding to coincide with my birthday and did not tell my future wife that I had reserved our room in Jamaica to be on the Nudist side of the resort. To say she was shocked was an understatement. I was unpacking when I heard her scream and I went to investigate and found her on the balcony laughing about some man who she said was walking around with no clothes on. I said what do you expect, we’re on the bare side of the hotel?
After about 3 hrs of looking and laughing she came to terms and from then on we became nudists and have remained so ever since, and by the way we did get married with clothes on.
Land O Lakes, Florida
Cradle to Grave
My first encounter may be somewhat different as compared to some other people. My parents were nudist. I guess, given the time frame, I was about a couple of years old when I had my first memory of visiting a “nudist camp.” It was someplace in the Bay Area in California. My next memory comes from sometime after we moved to Ohio (about 1954). We then moved to Louisiana where there we no resorts or camps within a fair driving distance from http://b-boyz.com/nudist-video.html . We did vacation at a few spots in Florida and Texas from about 1956 to 1964. My parents rarely troubled to get dressed throughout the home and my mom spent a least a few hours a day, during good weather, sun bathing in our quite large backyard. I’ve been married a bit more frequently that I would have liked, but all of my wives have become nudist or at least participated in my nudist tasks. I am an academic and one of my research areas has involved research on the effects of a nudist life style on children (positive outcomes), and legal issues relative to use of public places by nudist (testified in several legal actions).
I think that one of the most positive outcomes of my life long experience as a naturist is that I’m very comfortable with all sorts and types of folks. I’ve learned for the most part to just take folks as they come and they do come in all shapes and sizes.
So . . . my first experience was atypical, but now 60 years later I ‘m still at it.