Guy & Carla

Guy & Carla
We love the outdoors, but even more so Nude

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


This is a very appropriate subject for us as we do currently live in a non-nudist neighborhood and have this happen quite often.  Our answer to the question is that we have a sign hanging outside our front door stating this is a nudist household and if you are ok with that ring the doorbell one way, if not ring it the other way… makes confusion and embarrassment a non-issue. We actually bought a "Nudist Zone" sign from
Nudist Zone sign by our front door  and put our own sticker on it saying, "Ring doorbell twice quickly if your comfortable with nudism and we won't bother getting dressed".

The downside to this is if someone is worried that they are ringing it wrong it can be a major issue for them.  We had someone come by who was afraid of ringing it wrong so drove a couple of blocks away and called us. That's when we added "Ring twice quickly" to help ease their concerns.

On the other side of the coin, many Postal employees/ mail carriers are totally cool with nudism and have let us know that it isn’t a problem.  These are mostly women who let us know, in some unusual ways.

I was sweeping our front porch at one house when the delivery person pulled into our yard, we had a drive around driveway totally private so the only way someone could tell we were nude was to drive into the yard.  This letter carrier saw me grab a wrap to cover up and went on to tell me it was no issue as she was a “country kid” basically and was not offended.  Another letter carrier was disappointed when we didn’t answer the door nude as she had thought that would be an interesting story for her co-workers.

At Halloween some of our neighbors walking their children around trick-or-treating were fascinated by our nudism sign and giggled when they told us they weren’t offended- in fact were pleased that we were so open about being nudists. 

I do alterations as a side business and many times customers come in and so open to nudism they are open to trying on clothing items without being so shy as to need to go to a closed room.  A short time ago an elderly man came in to have some pants shortened and just dropped his drawers saying, if you are nudists why should I worry.  I love this attitude and glad its such a non-issue to many people.

I know there are some nudists who chose to answer the door nude to 'scare away' those they don't want at their door such as the door to door religious groups.  We don't do this, but instead we just don't answer the door.  But then again, we have very few of those people knocking on our door.  Answering the door naked is a little risky, legally, as you may show yourself to someone outside of your home, and that is a very touchy subject.  We know from experience that even if you are inside your home, and someone can see you naked through some very small slats in your blinds, that they can call the police, and the police could arrest you.  You might win, but it's really not worth it when we can just not answer the door.

So we are careful about answering the door naked, and we do take care to not let others walking by, across the street, etc, to see us.  But in several years of doing this, not one person has been offended if they rang the doorbell twice.  

We'll tell that whole story in another post soon.


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Friday, December 6, 2013

Brrrr, What's a Nudist to do in the winter?

Carla watering flowers nude in backyardWell I'm actually sad to say that winter is officially on us here in Colorado which signals the definite end of outdoor nudism in our area.  It's only early December and already there's a foot of snow outside and it's dipping below zero.  Man is it cold for this time of year.  I'm sure a lot of you are feeling this cold front too as it's hitting a lot of the US.

So what's a nudist to do in the winter?  Well, obviously those of us in the cold belt are pretty much limited to indoor nudism.  And if we can afford it, we'll crank the heat up to about 74 degrees and be able to be nude indoors, most of the time.  But there's times when you still feel that cool draft off the windows and such and just have to slip on a nightshirt or something.  So needless to say, winter is NOT my favorite time of year and I grow to dislike the cold and snow more and more every year.

But we can still get together with other nudist friends for game nights, movie nights, potluck dinners, etc.  And those are fun for sure.  But for a nudist, there's nothing like getting outside to soak up the sun and get that all natural vitamin D thing going.  Other than that, there's no nude camping, hiking, backyard barbeques, soaking up the sun, naked gardening, mowing the lawn nude.... well you get it, Nothing outdoors for us.

terra cotta inn entrance
The Terra Cotta Inn entrance

The terra cotta inn swimming pool
Terra Cotta Inn swimming pool
Tom & Mary Clare, owners of the Terra Cotta Inn
Tom & Mary Clare
So our choices are pretty much limited to waiting for summer again, or traveling somewhere warm such as the Terra Cotta Inn Nude Sunbathing resort and spa located in Palm Springs, California the sunniest city in the US. This little nudist resort is run by Tom and Mary Clare.  They decided to open the Terra Cotta Inn in Palm Springs due to the very high number of days of sunshine per year and the minimal amount of rain making this the perfect destination to get away in the winter, or any time of the year for that matter.  But it's one of the few nudist resorts to vacation at in the US that has so many sunny days year round.  With weather like that you can be assured of a vacation that is not marred by rain, cloudy days or hurricanes and such that you might encounter at other locations. While we've yet to vacation there, we do have them on our list of places to visit.  One of the primary reasons for not visiting for us is the lack of any travel money, lol.  But if you can afford to travel, give these guys a look, and check out your airfare below.

In an ideal world, a lot of us would choose to snowbird, and many do.  Snowbirding is when someone who lives someone cold in the winter temporarily moves to a warmer locale for the winter, then back home in the warmer months.  We live in Colorado and I do love the mountains, but I think sometimes that I'd love to be able to snowbird somewhere like Pasco County Florida.  Pasco County Florida is considered to be the Nudist Capital of the US with over 150,000 nudists living in this one county.  There are several nudist communities in the area where we could live full time as nudists, even walking around the neighborhood nude if we felt like it.  But for now, that's just a thought.  We are considering moving there, but are still investigating the idea.

So if you live in a cold location, hold on, spring will return, I promise.  We will get to go outdoors and enjoy mother nature as intended, without the encumbrance of clothes and to soak up that sun and vitamin D again.

Until then, stay warm and be happy.

Guy & Carla Purcella

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