|Scott D (L) and Mike M (R)|
When I met Scott D. at the 2015 GNI Gathering, my first, he invited me to come visit him in Ft. Lauderdale.
The winter here in Nebraska was long, dark and cold; definitely tough times for a naturist. Clothing was not optional!
I booked my flights in September, right after the Gathering, to depart on April 18, 2016. That was the day I knew the income taxes would be finished and relaxation could begin. (It seems no matter how I plan, the returns for my business and my family’s farm always go right down to the wire.)
As the trip came nearer, Scott asked me how I’d like to spend the week in Florida. “I want to be outdoors naked as much as possible, “ was my reply.
My new friend and tour director came through with flying colors!
Our itinerary included:
· Haulover Beach, Miami’s famous nudist strand
· The Club Ft. Lauderdale pool and sun deck
· Vitambi Springs Resort, a gay-owned, clothing-optional campground in central Florida
Haulover was a revelation!! In my experience, sunbathing naked by an ocean has always meant trekking miles of tough terrain, toting all my gear, food and drink.
In contrast, the clothing optional section of Miami Beach sits at the north end of an ample parking lot. A short walk takes you to a clean, modern bath house with the beach just a few steps beyond.
Swimming naked is one of my favorite things to do. Going buff in the Atlantic Ocean’s just- warm-enough-to-swim waves was Heaven.
The next day, Scott had errands to run. So I spent the afternoon bare-ass sunning, swimming and playing at the Club Ft. Lauderdale baths. The pool and sun deck were first-rate, as was the scenery.
On Friday, Scott and I headed inland to the gay-owned Vitambi Springs Resort, about 100 miles west of Ft. Lauderdale.
The beautiful, well-appointed and maintained campground hosts clothing-optional gay events about every other weekend during the winter season.
We joined about 75-100 other friendly naturist guys for the “Lumber Jock” weekend. The event included “Survivor” –like obstacle course races as well as tests of memory, trivia and puzzle-solving.
Here, too, the pool was great as were all the facilities. I would highly recommend attending an event at Vitambi.
All winter I looked forward to my Florida vacation. It was a marvelous trip, thanks to my new friend, Scott, and the many naturist guys we met along the way.
See you at the August!