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2020

Gawd what a Fuktup Year! I had 2 major vacations cancelled. In May I WAS supposed to be enjoying Residence Adam & Eve at Orient Bay…on Nude Beaches and Nude Sailing around the Island following a week at Rendezvous Bay on Anguilla. Didn’t happen. Lucy and I went to Isle of Palms for a week and had a nice time away from work, then I went in Late September to Hilton Head for timeshare week and it was glorious as always…so I shouldn’t complain. Daughter’s wedding in December in California was also postponed till 2021. I am thankful to be healthy as I write this, 12/21/2020 and vaccinations are starting up, so I have some hope for 2021. If all goes well I SHOULD be at Callaloo Cottage in Turks and Caicos in mid/late February.

Some of the photos from this year, me at the Hot Tub last New Years Day, unaware of what was to come, celebrating alone, hoping for a better New Year (It wasn’t). Spent a lot of time Paddling and Hiking by myself, nude mostly and thankful we have the Cherokee National Forest all around. Happy to be living just east of Johnson City, Tennessee. The beautiful rivers and awesome mountain lakes are true Jewells, makes for ease of Social Distancing. ETSU Basketball went 30-4 and won the Southern Conference, sure to be a single digit seed in the Big Dance but it too was cancelled.

SO I made the most of a bad situation, went to some drive in concerts, worked on the Farm and at home a lot in my workshop. There’s always work to do at both places, I tore out 2 exterior walls of the house and rebuilt them on the inside of the Siding, some new studs, headers and footers from old water damage and black mold. Did a lot of Fence Work on the Farm and have plenty more to keep me busy.

2022, start of recovery?

So 2022 is here, I am still out of work since September 8 2021, trying hard to get back to work. Sunlife is my STD/LTD Insurance “Provider”. It’s like self-dentistry to get them to actually PAY the Claim. First week of January my Surgeon sent a note that I am allowed to return to work with light duty restrictions, no heavy Lifting yet or working on ladders etc. My employer rejected it saying that I could not return to work until there are Zero Restrictions. I am not really sure that will ever happen but I work out every day to get to that point. There are a few good things about having time off and I hoped to get a lot of home projects accomplished. Unfortunately I fell and broke my hand and a finger, next night I slipped on icy wet deck and badly strained my R Knee. Now as I write this it is January 20 and I am healing up those minor setbacks. I hope to make up time and get busy s my hand gets more useful. I will update again soon, “Just for fun”.

Enjoying the Snow Naked as I usually do!
Day after spraining my knee, 2 days after breaking my hand…getting better now!

2021

Like Most Humans, I say 2021 was one of the worst in so many ways but there were some great things that happened along the way. My spinal stenosis got much worse and some injuries added to it. It made workdays always painful and sometimes just walking a short distance, I’d lose feeling in my legs and fall the hell down.

Took free time to completely rip out front and side walls of my house, rid of moldy rotten wood, steel posts inside the walls then all new drywall and trim work.

Having already been fully vaccinated vs Covid, Got Visa to go to Turks and Caicos. Flights on A320 EOW Had 48 people on them each way, customs at both ends was easiest ever. Masks were required in airport and on flights, a very small price for a getaway. Restaurants were pickup or take out only island-wide. Flew into Providenciales, rental car to Callaloo Cottage on Grace Bay at Turtle Cove. Was such an awesome villa for a max of 2 people right on the beach, private pool, no need for any clothing except when on that beach. Once in the water I swam naked a lot. Took 2 days to drive out to Bonefish beach to roam naked all day, had great food, massage right in my Villa, even grilled out my own food from the Graceway IGA Grocery store. Was a spectacular week in February, 84 degrees F every day, a great break.

Had a nice Birthday Memorial day with friends in the garden, then to California for the twice delayed Wedding of my daughter. Was great to see so many old friends, and to see them finally have their day! Things went well, flights long but smooth.

Spinal Issues came to a head early September, booted from work because my back problems were seen as a liability….rightly so. Had already scheduled trip to Hilton Head with great friends. Had a great week despite the back pain.

Typical problems chasing down payments on Short, then long term disability. Had Major Surgery Oct 15, once out to the recovery room in Med/Surg, that’s when I found out that morphine does nothing for me. Experienced the worst pain of my life before they figured it out and changed pain meds in my IV drips.

A Few weeks of home confinement on a walker, eventually allowed to go outside, then drive. Got Sutures out Nov 15 and flew to recover in St Maarten later that week. Had to USE or LOSE the Vacations that were Covid Cancelled last year. Stayed at Residence Adam and Eve with Titi and Vivi, sailed naked around the islands with Captain Alan and first Mate Caroline….3 other couples, 2 from France and one from Netherlands, all fantastic people and of course, Nudists like us. The only time anyne had clothes on during the sailing was when 2 of the ladies went below and came out dressed like Pirates! At one point they teamed up to use one’s Hook Hand to hold up my dick and balls while the other used her sword to cut them off! I was laughing so hard, told them that they didn’t need all that hardware, nail clippers would do the job. On occasions we dropped anchor and most everyone went snorkeling. Due to the boarding Ladder, I had to just have a few Rum Punches and watch them go, my back wasn’t strong enough for a ladder.

COVID

It has been insane watching people deny that Covid is real, then when their own Family Members are Stricken…continue to deny it with a tube down their throats. What the Fuck Happened to Americans? It Seems that a third of the USA Believes in crazy Shit that has been proven to be FALSE and they’re willing to fight for their misguided views. This Bullshit is Evident in every place I look here in Northeast Tennessee. This Trump View has validated insanity as mainstream and twisted people’s minds. Then to attempt Sedition and real Treason, killing Police Officers and storming the Capitols of the country and of States, then tell the rest of America they need to just move on. Fuck those Coup Clux Clan Idiots in their Dick Scarred Asses, I will never seek to normalize their Behavior OR Beliefs. It’s NOT what our Constitution calls for and is Not even what their Own Scriptures tell them.

Now I look forward to Valentines Day, if I can keep from getting Covid then I have reservations to Fly to Turks and Caicos, escape the Winter with my Kimberly and go relax in the warm sun.

I ALSO look forward to the Summer when hopefully, a majority of Americans will have had the Vaccines. Music Festivals Return, Arts in the Parks, packed Sports and fun Live Entertainment Venues return. We lost a Lot of these Venues Permanently, some of my Favorite Restaurants are Gone. I just hope there are people ready to Step in and re-open better than before.

Be Safe, Have Fun, Get Naked in the Sun!

Celebrating the END of 2020 in the Hot Tub and the Fact that I am Still Covid Free

Introduction: Hello Folks, this is a personal site with past, present and future Adventures of an Appalachian Nudist. As time passes I have reached 60 years old. I still love to kayal and hike these beautiful mountains I call Home, Just East of Johnson City, TN. I love to travel and have a lot of Friends all over who also enjoy being naked whenever possible! Come say hello, Enjoy! – Rich