I viewed the movie “The Bucket List” and it made me think of my own personal bucket list. One of many things I ‘d always desired to do was visit a bare resort. I had swam nude in Lake Mead often and some other spots and enjoyed the feeling of freedom you get being bare.
I decided to find a nearby nudist facility and visit. My wife said she wasn’t interested so I went alone to Mountaindale Sun Resort.
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Visit our siteI really loved my visit and went back a few more times. The pool, hiking trails, watering place and grounds are a fantastic place to spend time. Being bare felt so natural I quickly embraced the theory.
My wife doesn’t share my excitement so my opportunities to see are reduced. My times at the nudist resort are some of the most relaxing and enjoyable recreation I’ve ever done. I ‘m certainly glad I acted on fulfilling one of the items on my “bucket list.” I located fellow nudists to be a very friendly bunch.
Why Did We Wait So Long?
Our first experience 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 eventually decided to go. She was really somewhat afraid of getting nude in public. She had all the fears which are discussed on all the parks’ sites.
When we arrived at Whispering Pines, we were greeted by several nude people at the gate. They appeared 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 entire world of social nudism. We drove past lots of people that were naked too. All of them smiled and waved like they knew you.
After we parked and got out of the car, I started to take my clothes off. She looked at my like I was insane. “Are you getting nude right now?”
“I certainly am; everyone else is so we should be also.” She started to remove her clothing 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 a very nice hello to us. I think this removed all reluctance from Robin. She removed the rest and we walked to http://nudeyes.com .
That was the beginning of a brand 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 locations. Now we’re 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 kind of outdoor recreation. Sun and air on the naked skin is amazing to let life’s frustrations go away. Hate to need to pack up and go home. 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 purchased our first RV and were looking for somewhere close to test out the new RV. A Web search of nearby RV resorts located very few places to go that were reasonably close. I found Lilly Valley in Fort Erie, Canada and thought it seemed interesting.
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, but there was a “nuddie” resort only through the Peace Bridge.
I was astounded when her only response was “OK.”
I called and made reservations and we were on the way. About 45 minutes after we were there. Lilly Valley has a little gate and many nude men met me there and helped direct me on which way to turn to get in. By the time that I got through the gate there were six bare men with enough metal to build their very own battleship. Lilly Valley regulars were at that time into piercings.
As I started to get out of the truck to set up my wife said, “What if I can not do this?” My reply was it takes 15 minutes to set up, and another 15 minutes to take it down. Should you not enjoy it we will leave. That seemed reasonable to her so we unhooked the RV. Inside 15 minutes we had met a Postal Worker and his wife, a family with two kids, the proprietor and lots of other folks. 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 Premier members and then Life members. Now all of our trips are built around going from one nudist resort to another.
Buffalo, New York
First Nudist Vacation
I booked our wedding to coincide with my birthday and did not tell my future wife that I’d 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 inquire 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 are on the bare side of the hotel?
After about 3 hrs of looking and laughing she came to conditions 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 a bit different as compared to a few other people. My parents were nudist. I suppose, given the time frame, I was about two years old when I had my first memory of going to a “nudist camp.” It was somewhere in the Bay Area in California. My subsequent 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 reasonable driving distance from our home. We did vacation at a couple of spots in Florida and Texas from about 1956 to 1964. My parents scarcely troubled to get dressed around the house and my mom spent a least a couple of hours a day, during good weather, sun bathing in our very big backyard. I’ve been wed a bit more frequently that I ‘d have liked, but all of my wives have become nudist or at least participated in my nudist actions. I’m 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 problems relative to use of public areas by nudist (testified in several legal actions).
I think that one of the very most favorable outcomes of my life long experience as a naturist is that I’m quite comfortable with all sorts and types of people. I’ve learned for the most part to just take folks as they come and they do come in all shapes and sizes.
Thus . . . my first encounter was atypical, but now 60 years later I ‘m still at it.