I saw the movie “The Bucket List” and it made me think of my own bucket list. Among the things I had always wanted to do was see a nude resort. I’d swam naked in Lake Mead frequently and some other spots and liked the feeling of freedom you get being bare.
I chose to find a nearby nudist facility and visit. My wife said she wasn’t 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 CAn’t wait to get undressed and join up with the folks in the pool. I really loved my visit and went back a few more times. The pool, hiking trails, spa and property are an excellent place to spend time. Being naked felt so natural I quickly adopted the theory.
My wife doesn’t share my enthusiasm so my opportunities to see are reduced. My times at the nudist resort are some of the most relaxing and pleasurable recreation I’ve ever done. I ‘m definitely glad I acted on executing 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 happened 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 truly a little scared of getting naked in public. She had all the anxieties that are discussed on all 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 entire world of social nudism. We drove past a lot of folks that were naked as well. 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 mad. “Are you becoming naked right now?”
“I sure am; everyone else is so we should be also.” She started to take off her clothes as a woman pulled into the area next to big tits on beach . Robin quit and just stood there as the woman got out of her car and stripped, and grabbed her towel and cooled and gave an extremely fine hello to us. I think this removed all reluctance from Robin. She removed the rest 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 have met a number of the friendliest people 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’s the best form of outdoor recreation. Sun and air on the bare skin is amazing to let life’s frustrations go away. Hate to have to pack up and go home. But like I said we will be back as often as possible.
-Bob & Robin L
Sanford, North Carolina
The 15 minute Challenge
We had just bought our first RV and were looking for someplace close to test out the new RV. A Web search of nearby RV resorts located quite 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 somewhere I told her there were a few that were more than 100 miles away, however there clearly was a “nuddie” resort just through 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 after we were there. Lilly Valley has a small gate and lots of 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 guys with enough metal to build their own battleship. Lilly Valley regulars were at that time into piercings.
As I began 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. If you don’t enjoy 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 owner, and various other folks. No one paid any attention to any parts except for the portions of the RV.
We’ve been nudists since then. We also felt the need for AANR so much we became Premier members and then Life members. Now all of our excursions are made around going from one nudist resort to another.
Buffalo, New York
First Nudist Vacation
I reserved our wedding to coincide with my birthday and didn’t tell my future wife that I’d booked 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 anticipate, we’re on the nude side of the resort?
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 might be somewhat different as compared to several other folks. My parents were nudist. I suppose, given the time frame, I was about two 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 subsequently moved to Louisiana where there http://picsnudism.com or camps within a reasonable driving distance from our home. We did vacation at a couple of locations in Florida and Texas from about 1956 to 1964. My parents seldom troubled to get dressed round the home and my mother spent a least a few hours a day, during good weather, sun bathing in our quite big backyard. I have been married 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 believe that one of the most positive results of my life long experience as a naturist is that I’m really comfortable with all sorts and kinds of individuals. I have learned for the most part to simply take folks as they come and they do come in all shapes and sizes.
Thus . . . my first experience was atypical, but now 60 years after I am still at it.