Nudestock Final Update

Sunday is the last "official" day of Nudestock and started with a Chapel Service at the main hall. This was followed by Yoga at 12:00pm and DJ Ceasear by the pool.  Most people began to pack up to return to textile life. Time to reflect on what this event really was about, at least to me (and my family).  This was about people being free and having fun.  You could talk to anyone you wanted to.  I was never refused entry into a conversation.  The members and the guests were equally hospitable and respectful.  These are still clearly the nicest and friendliest people we have ever encountered in the last five years of visiting nudist and clothing optional resorts.   The park remained clean for the entire festival partially because of the staff but also because of the respect attendees have for it.  The management went out of thier way to make this a truely special event.  The resident members are very supportive and did their part as well. This is a wonderful place that is a home away from home for us. We knew that we had to become members so we did (even though we live hundreds of

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Nudestock Update #2

Saturday (Today) is the big day for Nudestock with bands from 10:30am until 12:00 Midnight!  First up was "Carribean Soul" who played a mix of popular and rock songs with a more mellow mix.   Next up was "Kingfish" a classic rock band that played music by bands such as Fleetwood Mac and John Mellencamp.   At 2:30pm there was a group picture for anyone that wanted to be in it (and signed the release).  The picture will be on the website and probably in the AANR magazine / newsletter. The weather was cloudy and there was a slight mist in the air.  It was cooler but still a great day to be nude. They also added an additional vendor selling crafts. At 4:30 there was a cross dresser contest for some of the men.  The men didn't look like they were normally doing this on weekends.  There were five men and there were buckets for money and women dropped money in the bucket of thier favorite model.  One contestant was naked but had an artist body paint a halter top and pair of "Daisy Dukes" on him.  Laughs were had by all. The night was finished with"The 919" an

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Nudestock Update #1

All of the anticipation was justified as this normally quiet nudist community turned into a music festival with over 300 people.   The only real problem has been a rain storm that made things a little difficult. Many vendors were on hand.   One painted a picture of one of the photos on our site;  We of course had to buy it!  There was a body painter that worked for free but accepted tips.  A couple of massage therapists were working thier magic.  The Cedar Creek Social Council ran multiple raffles including one that allowed you to win a day's access to a screened tent next to the bandstand. The first band to play was a country band called "Black Bottom Biscuits" and the rain held off until they completed their set. The next band was a rock/pop band called "High Maintenance" that started during a rain storm but played right through it until after it stopped.  Both bands were awesome and offered some great sounds to the festival. Again, these are some of the nicest people you'd ever meet.  The members have gone out of their way to do everything they can for people to enjoy themselves.  The attending guests

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Paradise Valley Update

Some clubs grow and some decay over time.  Paradise Valley hasn't stopped growing in years.  The growth is from the owner reinvesting everything he makes back into the club.  It really does show.  The latest addition is new cabanas and a country bar (coming soon).  Where is the root of the money?  Drink sales.  It's powered by alcohol.  And there's nothing wrong with this.  The other obvious observance is that the people are changing. While there are still some nudists living or playing at the valley, the club now has a strong lifestyle following.  Lifestyle organizations are sponsoring parties at the club.  The club's marketing has been encouraging this change over the years.  A few years ago, you would see grandparents and kids playing in the pool but that is no longer the case.  The thing is, grandparents don't spend a lot on drinks. One of the staff quoted that "technically it's a family park."  I and others corrected them that it was not.  It has AANR status but that's absolutely where it ends. Again, we aren't criticizing, simply alerting potential visitors of what to expect. That said, it is still one of the nicest and cleanest facilities you'll visit.

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