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Another first!!!
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May 6, 2008 6:34pm
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Yep- the wild world of letterboxing has introduced me to many many firsts in my life: first to finds, my first hitch-hiker (non human) first cootie, first exchange with another letterboxer... and now I have another first to mark the date with.....

First time I've encountered a nudist on the trail!

Yep- there I was with three kids and a dog- trying to re-hide a box when one of the kids goes, "Muggle coming!". So I'm all nonchalant, getting into my pack, ostentatiously passing the water bottle around (Yep, don't mind us, having an innocent little water break here!) when the muggle hove into view around the curve in the path--- starkers. WEll- he WAS wearing a baseball cap. I cracked up and ask whether it was a lifestyle choice or if he'd lost a bet. He very matter of factly stated he was a life long nudist and then marched past us and off into the distance. My kids were stunned. We had a nice long talk about lifestyle choices but consensus in the elementary school set was that the guy was nuts. Ha!
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Reply to: #222890 by Poodle Circus
May 6, 2008 6:49pm
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First time I've encountered a nudist on the trail!


Poodle Dudes,

That is too funny. Sorry the kids had to see it though. LOL

I guess I can write that down as another think I have yet to see while out Letterboxing.
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Reply to: #222890 by Poodle Circus
May 6, 2008 6:51pm
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Quote trying to re-hide a box when one of the kids goes, "Muggle coming!". So I'm all nonchalant, getting into my pack, ostentatiously passing the water bottle around (Yep, don't mind us, having an innocent little water break here!) when the muggle hove into view around the curve in the path--- starkers

Was this a child friendly box ? ;-)
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Reply to: #222890 by Poodle Circus
May 6, 2008 6:51pm
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Surely Wassa can do something with this.

A son of liberty
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Reply to: #222890 by Poodle Circus
May 6, 2008 6:51pm
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First time I've encountered a nudist on the trail!


OMG that is way too classic

Thank goodness this did not happen to me while on the trails with my kid - I could hear him talking to his Dad the Troll ...

Hey Dad guess what I saw when letterboxing with MOM ....... A nakid guy

That would just be it ....... no more letterboxing

LOL

That is really way too funny

Hollerin' Holly the Troll Master
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Reply to: #222899 by typengrype
May 6, 2008 6:52pm
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Was this a child friendly box ? ;-)


At that moment... not so much!
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Reply to: #222902 by Poodle Circus
May 6, 2008 7:01pm
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So we came up from the rural parts of Ohio to Columbus in the spring of 1975 to attend the Latin convention at Mershon auditorium with the senior class. (That's Latin as in Et tu Brute, as in junior classical league.)
So somewhere around 15th avenue and High street this nekid guy with hat, sunglasses and a scarf around his neck jumps out of a car and runs into a barber shop and then runs out with a hairdryer in his hand.

There was a sign in the window 'Free hairdryer to any streaker who comes in here'.
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Reply to: #222907 by Pioneer Spirit
May 6, 2008 7:06pm
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Huh.......that's random. I wonder what drives a person to...ummm....doing that kinda thing. I can honestly say that I have never felt the need to do that. Maybe it's just me.......
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Reply to: #222912 by A Son of Liberty
May 6, 2008 7:39pm
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I wonder what drives a person to...ummm....doing that kinda thing

its the feeling of being FREE!!
i don't know
i'm not a full on nude-ist type person but i doo love dancing around nakie in summer rain
thats one of those things you must do before you die
it feels amazing
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Reply to: #222949 by recycledpaperbags
May 6, 2008 9:17pm
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but i doo love dancing around nakie in summer rain
thats one of those things you must do before you die


where's the awesome button? or the more power to you button?
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Reply to: #222912 by A Son of Liberty
May 6, 2008 9:53pm
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Quote Huh.......that's random. I wonder what drives a person to...ummm....doing that kinda thing.


As a child of the 70s, it was the thing. Here's one of the top hits at the time:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=eIPv9AtZ2zE

Yep, that was part of the 70s. I actually remember when someone streaked at the Olympics.

Janet
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Reply to: #222890 by Poodle Circus
May 6, 2008 10:01pm
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That is the most hilarious story I have ever heard.. My son would have died right there on the spot.." O MY, MOM,MOM, that guy is naked... How can he walk around naked?? I say that with my son coming home everyday, 5 minutes in, and he is down to his underwear.. I don't think that would fly here in GA. MY kids think less clothes is better...( they get that from their dad) I met him when I was 12 and he always ran around in his underwear....You made me laugh sooo hard..
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Reply to: #222993 by Blooming Flower
May 7, 2008 3:54am
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Oh good lord- I actually owned that 45. That and One Eyed One Horned Flyin' Purple People Eater!
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Reply to: #222949 by recycledpaperbags
May 7, 2008 5:17am
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Quote i doo love dancing around nakie in summer rain


If we ever get rain around here, there might be some North Carolinians doing this. The drought's still hanging on from last year... :-(

Knit Wit
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Reply to: #222993 by Blooming Flower
May 7, 2008 5:23am
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Quote Here's one of the top hits at the time:


Always loved this one. It started playing in my head the minute I read the first post.

I remember streakers during football games in the '70's, and someone streaked during my college graduation in the mid-80's.

Of course, that's a little different from your typical nudist mindset...

Knit Wit
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Reply to: #222907 by Pioneer Spirit
May 7, 2008 5:45am
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Hijacking this thread to say you went to the JCL? Oh my gosh! I'm so jealous.

We have a much smaller version up here in Ontario - The Classics Conference. About 500 kids, three days. But from what I've heard it's nothing like JCL.

Ahhh. Latin. Life's most perfect language.
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Reply to: #222949 by recycledpaperbags
May 7, 2008 6:17am
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i'm not a full on nude-ist type person


Ha! I think I might be raising one...my youngest LOVES to be without clothes. She's taken to sleeping naked most nights (in Cleveland, in the winter...WTF?)

nakie


Ahhhh, nakie time...it was commonplace at the Pasta Mom home a few years ago...when all the kids were little. The oldest two would take their baths and then enjoy their nakie time afterwards. Of course, the best was when the stood right in the front door in all their nakie glory (ages 2 &4) watching the new kids on the street playing basketball. The nakies were girls...the new kids were boys. The boys took off into the house more than a little freaked out (their parents told us the next day)! HA!
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Reply to: #222890 by Poodle Circus
May 7, 2008 6:40am
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Was he wearing shoes? MO5
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Reply to: #223060 by Mother of Five
May 7, 2008 6:43am
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I'm just curious to know how you explained that one? I have a 8 year old and an 11 year old and I'm not sure what I would say. I guess better you than me. kmbaker
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Reply to: #222890 by Poodle Circus
May 7, 2008 6:46am
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*shudder*
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Reply to: #223062 by kmbaker
May 7, 2008 8:40am
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I'm just curious to know how you explained that one? I have a 8 year old and an 11 year old and I'm not sure what I would say. I guess better you than me.


Well- I guess our family is more on the comfortable-with-nudity side of the spectrum than most so my kids weren't freaked at all- just a little confused as to the context. We've gone to clothing optional hot springs, my youngest has been to the Oregon Country Fair (more naked breasts per-capita than not) and no one bats an eye about moms nursing where ever and when ever they need to. They asked what a "nudist" was and why someone would be one and I told them that some people really enjoy the feeling of being naked, some don't believe that the government or society should dictate when and where they can enjoy that freedom but most have enough sense to keep their enjoyment private so as not to have to explain themselves or field angry/offended comments from others. My youngest took the stance of "I want to be a nudist!" (not a far stretch for him, admittedly) and my oldest was more of the "I like clothes, they keep me warm!" school of thought, not surprising since he doesn't have a spare scrap of fat to keep him warm. The third kid with us (a friend, and his first time letterboxing) was mostly just trying to fathom why- he kept looking up the trail and asking over and over "WHY doesn't that guy have clothes on?" His mom will probably never let him go hiking with us again! LOL

The context was a little odd- this wasn't exactly a remote trail- it was part of a series of trails that edge the south side of town and are accessible from a residential neighborhood. We didnt' see a lot of people on the trail- maybe that's why the naked ones stand out more. ha.

And MO5- I'm pretty sure he was wearing shoes. Yep. Almost positive. ahem. (was desperately trying to maintain eye contact and not let my glance stray...downwards!)
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Reply to: #222890 by Poodle Circus
May 7, 2008 9:46am
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LMAOROLFPIMP!!!!!!!! This reminds me of a time some girlfriends, Jack and I were walking downtown (ahem---Bar hopping) and we came across this young guy completely naked, except for shoes holding his undies over his manly parts running down the street. I busted up laughing then asked him if he needed any help. I ended letting him use my cell phone to call a friend to come get him. I STILL don't understand why he was nakie and WHY he didn't just put his underwear back on! LOL!
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Reply to: #223158 by Team Springamajack
May 7, 2008 9:52am
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Oh yeah did I mention we took pictures with him too! LOL!!
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Reply to: #223158 by Team Springamajack
May 7, 2008 9:58am
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There seems to be a lot of nakedness going on down there in Oregon... you guys are just a little TOO earthy for me. :)
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Reply to: #223164 by Gryffindors
May 7, 2008 10:51am
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Quote ... you guys are just a little TOO earthy for me. :)


I live on 73 wooded acres, and have been known to go a full week without putting on any clothes. It's not because I'm weird on anything, there's just nobody out here to see me anyway, why bother? Sometimes I even make it to the mailbox without putting anything on, but I always check to see if the coast is clear first.

Now, I've got a brother who most definitely is weird. He's been arrested numerous times for various charges that all boil down to being nekkid in public, sometimes on a deserted island (once a Coast Guard vessel had to use binoculars to gather "evidence"), but also sometimes protesting outside a courthouse or whatnot. I don't think he's actually ever been convicted, but not for lack of trying. Fortunately, for the past few years he's spent most of his free time protesting George W. Bush rather than the lack of freedom of expression, and there's a lot more people on his side when protesting Bush. After next January, maybe he'll go back to wiggling his junk in public for fun.
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Reply to: #223164 by Gryffindors
May 7, 2008 11:08am
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I found myself a naked hiker while looking for letterboxes on the Denny Creek trail east of Seattle a number of years back. That was my first (and to date, only) experience finding a naked hiker where I wouldn't have expected to see one. (I've seen a number of them near clothing optional hot springs and even joined in the nakedness there, but I don't think clothing optional hot springs count as "unexpected.")

But be warned! The first day of summer is Hike Naked Day, and you'll be much more likely to find a naked hiker on that day than any other day of the year. I've met several people who claim to have hiked naked on that day. =)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #223203 by Green Tortuga
May 7, 2008 11:18am
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But be warned! The first day of summer is Hike Naked Day


June 21st is the first day of summer and it falls on a Saturday this year!

So which LBH are going hiking in all their glory?
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Reply to: #223112 by Poodle Circus
May 7, 2008 12:34pm
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From our local paper:
May 6
Disorderly Conduct
A 19-year-old Mount Gilead man was charged with persistent disorderly conduct after he was allegedly found on the Mount Vernon Nazarene University campus with no clothes on. According to the report, the man was detained by campus security and refused to speak or identify himself to investigating officers. He was transported to Knox County Jail.

The office gossip (on campus) is that he did have a backpack with him... :-D
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Reply to: #223203 by Green Tortuga
May 7, 2008 12:45pm
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Quote The first day of summer is Hike Naked Day,


Who's hosting the LB event to commemorate that day?

Anyone?

**crickets chirping**

Anyone?
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Reply to: #223281 by Mn8X
May 7, 2008 1:30pm
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I better edit my profile! I said my favorite day to letterbox is June 21st!