I researched secluded camp grounds in North Georgia and there I found, Belle Acres Resort, a camping resort for nudists!
Our First Experience Camping…Going Nude.
In my last post A Start to a Healthy Relastionship I ended my memories with possible ideas for a honeymoon spot. We were both married before and we were looking for a new experience, something totally different. We both liked the idea of a mountain retreat and camping. How could we create an exceptional memory that was unique, memories we would never forget.
I researched secluded camp grounds in North Georgia and there it was, Belle Acres Resort, a camping resort for nudist! Ok, this piqued my curiosity. How many people did I know could say they spent their honeymoon with nudists? I loved the idea. However, it took a little more effort to convince my husband to forgo his clothes and enjoy the forest, naked.
We had all sorts of misconceptions of what we would find when we got there. Would people stare, would we feel awkward or would there be unwanted attention? None of those things happened. I will admit it took a six-pack on the drive up ( I drove) for my husband to calm his nerves before we checked in. We were greeted with the most gracious hospitality we could have expected. The owners made us feel so welcome and at ease. They were tickled that we chose their piece of heaven to spend our honeymoon. They nick-named us the “honeymooners”.
It took me no time at all to strip my clothes and enjoy all that camp grounds had to offer. Bill, well…he took his time. I will never forget the image of my husband dressed only in flip-flops, a towel around his neck and a cooler in hand. Or course there was a six-pack of ever calming liquid hidden in that box. We were making our way to the community pool.
This is where all our preconceived notions of what we would find became unwarranted. We were greeted by other camp guest with warm welcomes and the utmost respect. Never once did we feel uncomfortable in the presence of other nudists. No one starred or gawked at us. Holding a conversation, there was direct eye contact, no wandering over body parts, it was not what I expected. We were both pleasantly surprised. How many people can say they played pool naked?
If you’re wondering about the facilities, well it was almost 18 years ago. At that time there was a huge community pool, activity center ( with pool table), and the largest hot tub I have ever seen. While preparing to write this post, I went back to Belle Acres Resort’s web site and was pleasantly surprised that the owners have made many great upgrades to the grounds. It looks great, makes me wanna go back and experience my memories all over again.
So would I do it again, yes. Would I recommend others to try the nudist lifestyle, sure. Don’t be timid or shy. It’s totally natural and invigorating. An experience I wouldn’t trade for anything in this world.
Our journey started out on very rocky grounds, only with an idea.
I don’t consider myself a traditional religious person. I consider myself, if anything, spiritual. I call myself a tree hugger, feet planted firmly on the ground. I lean toward the naturalistic way of living. Our adventure back to the Deep South from Michigan has strengthen my natural faith in ways I could have not planned.
Our journey started out on very rocky ground, only with an idea. We had no idea how we were going to accomplish such a crazy notion of selling all our belonging and finding a suitable, affordable camper to get us south. It had been far to long since we had seen family and friends. This was priority number one.
Besides the usual internet searching and researching, which took weeks on end, I meditated and visualized what our journey would look like as we made our way. This was a daily activity, images and feelings of positive emotions surrounded me. Within a months time our dreams and ideas started to become reality. The house and pick up truck sold, we bought ‘Dotty‘. The Sterling took a few more weeks, but it sold too.
I don’t know if you want to call it fate or faith, but it all fell into place. Our trip of 1100 miles finished without incident. Were we plain lucky? I think not. The luck didn’t stop when we got to Georgia. We were offered a place to park the camper while visiting family and friends. Another family friend called with a potential job offer for this Fall. We met a very kind woman who offer us to park the camper on her land while making a few dollars by helping her with home repairs.
I’ve heard it said, “events happen for a reason”. Well something was looking out for us. Our faith in the positive has gotten us this far. Someone once asked, “Do we have plans for the future”? I quickly replied, “No, events just unfold, if we were to make plans, we may miss all the positive experiences that may come our way”.
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
— Willie Nelson
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.”
via Daily Prompt: Opaque
Pondering this daily prompt, what could I possibly say about the word, opaque? Cluelessly staring at my computer screen then looking to my left, oh there is it… One of my favorite luxuries in the world, Ice. Oh, how I love ice. I love the way it slightly freezes my favorite drinks. Just barely melted, it starts to break down… exposing the tiniest of air pockets. I savior every big gulp of cold liquid as it rushes down my throat cooling my belly on a hot summers day. Nothing could be finer and more satisfying than that beautiful chunk of frozen, opaque, water chunks waiting to nourish my whole being. Yes, I chew on the little buggers, it’s my fat-free snack. It keeps me from snacking on more sinful treats. I’ve gotta watch my weight, ya know. Will I ever give up the chunkie goodness? Probably not. I always have a beverage at my side and I “never forget the ice”.