Well, we made it to the Nude Car Show! Missed it for a couple of years but it was just as good and fun as we remembered. We saw some folks we knew from before and got along swimmingly, met some new ones and enjoyed hearing their stories. And no, that’s not us in the pic. That’s Doug and Amanda of The Academic Naturist who won the motorcycle category one year.
There were some nice cars, though not as many as usual due to threatening weather. Nonetheless, a good time was had by all. One car and driver in particular stood out - a ’36 (?) Packard (?) sedan with a lovely driver tricked out in roaring twenties-style flapper beads and hat, and little more. Cute as a button and full of bounce! Um, the driver, not the car. It just kinda sat there looking like the aristocrat it is.
Now, we hadn’t been camping for years, not since we sold our camper while I (Steve) was busy dying. Guess we should have kept it considering that, as it turned out, I didn’t! We had stayed at Valley View in a cabin before, and tented once or twice when we were first new, but not since. The weather promised to be iffy with rain expected but we hoped for the best. Mostly it was sunny and warm with some showers and rain one night, which our tent survived just. fine.
This was Angie’s first rain-camping experience and it was everything she had feared, which really wasn’t much. Luckily she had no idea what a real rain camping experience is like! Actually, it was a piece of cake, other than not being able to run around in the sun naked now and then. The good thing about nude camping is that there are no wet, cold clothes to deal with! And it’s fun to run around in the rain nude!
During the day we spent plenty of time in the pool or watching the more activity-inclined people enjoying games of sand volleyball or testicle-toss, wandering around the grounds or eating, looking at cars and generally schmoozing with anyone who would talk to us. That’s pretty easy to do; folks are friendly and laid-back and come in a variety of ages and interests. Boredom wasn’t a problem!
There were bands and dances both nights and booths selling neat stuff during the day, with breakfast, lunch and dinner available for those who wanted them. The food was great and reasonably priced and I had only one complaint: the hamburgers were so good that I wanted to eat more than I could fit in! And, fresh corn on the cob, yum.
Campfire chat finished off the evenings and more than took care of the slight chill in the air. There’s nothing quite like a nice big fire with a bunch of friendly naked people sitting around. If only every night could end that way!
The next event coming up is the Nude Olympics in a couple of weeks, Sep. 4th. We don’t want to miss that and will be back there again before if we can make it. Angie’s even thinking about trying camping again… if there’s no rain forecast!
So no surprise, we had a swell time and surely will be back next year, and many more times in between. If only Winter didn’t have to come first! Be sure to visit Valley View if you possibly can, you won’t be disappointed.
Valley View Recreation Club
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