Ted Peck has been a social nudist since 1970 and has been part of AANR for about 20 years. He is married and has 3 children and 5 ½ grandchildren (one daughter is expecting). A former Presbyterian minister and public school teacher, he continues to teach, mostly math, as a private tutor about 40 hours a week. He’s been running in nude 5K’s as part of the AANR-SW nude running series for 16 years, has been a director and president of AANR-SW and is now the member trustee representing AANR-SW to AANR.
What do nudists do? We bowl naked. In my case I bowl once a year when Hill Country Nudist sponsor a nude bowling night at the oldest bowling rink in Austin. If it were a chance to be nude, I would play a game of Go Fish.
A few weekends ago I flew to Tampa and got a shuttle to near Land ‘O Lakes, FL. When I was not in the AANR meetings I roamed the Lake Como Resort grounds. If David Letterman knew about Lake Como, he would call it “a happenin’ place.”
Yes, Nudists really do attend meetings where they work to promote and protect family social nudism. At Star Ranch Nudist Resort I recently represented the Southwest Region of AANR International as I’m chair of the Planning and Goals Committee.
I went back to Faywood the day after Christmas. Some more recent history of Faywood: Several years after Elon and Wanda re-opened Faywood Hot Springs, Elon died. Wanda continued to run the place a couple of years while trying to sell it.
Faywood Hot Springs offers clothing optional soaking tubs and cabins for overnight accommodations. Faywood is between Deming and Silver City, New Mexico, about 25 miles north of I-25. There is a trail between the two cities for great clothing optional hikes in the desert.
Yes, some nudists really do get together for prayer, Bible study, devotions, breaking bread, and worship. I know there are Christians who think you can’t be a Christian nudist, and I know there are nudists out there who think nudists can’t be Christian.
Nudists Run in Naked 5Ks. There are individual nude 5K races many places in the country. I think most of the participants in the nude 5Ks are more into nudity than into running, though I understand that one of the regular runners (and winner) is nationally ranked in his age group.
I recently was on a fun boat trip with the Hill Country Nudists, a travel club in the Austin area, has sponsored this nude boat ride day trip. We had to stay clothed while the double-decker party boat was moored, but as soon as we were in the middle of the lake the clothes came off, much to the delight of the folks in some of the other boats that passed us!
Ted writes about his 4,800 mile journey visiting nudist resorts and venues from Texas to California over a five week period. From the Heartland Naturist Music Festival to Laguna Del Sol in northern California and De Anza Springs Resort near San Diego. Read Ted’s light hearted account of the people he met and the places he visited.