The World of Nude Recreation As Told By You
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The Nudist Traveler
In 2002 the Wildflowers nonlanded club was having a raft trip down the Grand Canyon. I decided to try to go on that trip of a lifetime. Since my wife had died I had been eating lunch at Mike's at the yard, a hamburger place at the stockyard in Petaluma, Cal. They had the best hamburgers in Sonoma County with such delights as the stinky breath burger (covered with a generous handful of roasted garlic, a cheese burger (bleu cheese instead of American cheese)plus all the other usual things, onions, tomatoes, pickles, etc. Just great burgers.
I asked a waitress there if she would like to go on the raft trip. She said it sounded like a fun thing to do. I said I would give her all the information about the trip the next time I had lunch there; I didn't mention to her that it was a clothing optional trip at that time.
I went home, got on the computer and printed out all the information on the AANR Web page including the FAQ's and put them in an envelope. The next time I went to Mike's for lunch I gave her the envelope and told her to take it home and read the information.
The next time I saw her I asked her what she thought. She said she was still interested but didn't think her boyfriend would like her going nude around other people. I told her she ought to go and just surprise him with her all over tan when she got back.
Unfortunatly, the trip was sold out and no one had canceled so we didn't get to go. She was a student so she couldn't go on the Mexican cruise.
I took the Bare Necessities cruise to Mexico. I drove down to Glen Eden Sun Club, the jumping off point for the cruise. We were transported to Long Beach by bus to the ship.
Glen Eden allowed RVs to park there while we were on the cruise. The ship, one of Carnival's, was chartered for the trip and nudity was allowed as long as we were not in port. Along the way there were shore excursions, usually to places where nudity was possible.
The cruise went down the west coast of Mexico, stopping at most of the tourist spots. Most of the time while in port it was possible to be nude on the ship since the docks were not near populated areas and you stayed out of sight from shore. The swimming pool was not visible from shore. The cruise was a lot of fun, the food was always great and plentiful.
After the first two days I used the stairs. You will put on weight if you use the elevators to get between floors!
First RV Trip
My first RV trip. Over Thanksgiving of 2002 I drove to So. Cal. for two Dachshund field trials. I planned to stay over Thanksgiving at Glen Eden Sun Club and go to the field trial site Friday. I ate Thanksgiving dinner at Glen Eden. The dinner was excellent!
I enjoyed a nice swim before dinner and sat by the pool after and enjoyed the sun. My summer tan was about faded out so I was able to extend its life a little longer. My Doxie had 25 points toward her Field Championship and had her required first place win. She needed another 10 points to earn her Field championship.
On Saturday she was confused and didn't get called back for more judging. She had earned all of her points in No. Cal. running jack rabbits and in So. Cal. We were running cotton tails. The scent was new for her and she was in one of the first braces so had little time to get use to the strange scent. Sunday was a different story! She ran beautifully! She was called back again and again. She earned her championship, but had to stay out to run against the winner of the open dog stakes. She defeated the winning dog, so she had to stay out to run against the winner of the Champion stakes at the end of the day. She had been out all day and was pretty tired by the time she had to compete against the winner of the champion stakes. She got on the scent, but only went about 20 ft. She came back to me, like I'm done for the day!
The trip south to Glen Eden was very nice and I, along with my dog, had a great time. I decided I would return to Glen Eden when ever I was in So. Cal.
Sun Bathed Nude On A Cruise Ship
It wasn't a nude cruise, but one day we were in the Pacific Ocean on the way to Mexico with no other ships around. I went out on the balcony outside our stateroom naked. Just shortly after I was out there, a privately owned boat with about ten people on it passed by me and started waving and applauding.
What else could I do? So I stood up and waved back. Maybe someone took my picture. Who knows? That wasn't the only time I posed nude. My wife doesn't understand how relaxing nudity is.
St. Louis, Missouri
The air was clear, calm, and warm. It had been a glorious day on the trail in the Sierra Nevada.
The mountain creek formed a waterfall that flowed over the rock into a little pool before it resumed its trip down the mountain to the sea.
What a perfect place to take off my heavy backpack, shed my clothes, sit in the pool, and enjoy life.
The cool water felt so good as it surrounded me.
I stepped out, sat on a rock in the sun, and dried off.
The perfect refresher.