Author’s Note: Before you begin reading today’s posting here, please allow me to share with you some background information on this entry. The predictions of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian along the eastern Atlantic coast of the USA were somewhat confusing and, as usual, very unpredictable. There is no guarantee of any path of a severe storm or a hurricane, despite the claims of the current USA president (he announced that the storm would wreak havoc on the state of Alabama).
For this reason, my spouse, Aaron, and I – along with most of our friends – made no plans for any type of gathering outdoors for this past weekend. As for my spouse and myself, we stayed free of any commitment. either indoors or out, because of the possibility of heavy winds and rain. Who wants to combat weather if it isn’t necessary?
Fortunately for us here in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Saturday morning began without rain or wind, a cloudless blue sky and ample sunshine. The temperature prediction was moderate and at the last minute, Aaron suggested that we go on a hike in nature (bare, of course)! We communicated this idea to some of our friends and three other couples agreed to join us.
There are only two more weekends of summer left for this year, so the response was more than we imagined. Why waste an opportunity to be nude outside even if it is a hike and not a skinny-dip? Let’s just do what we know that we can while we can and take advantage of the weather!
By mid-morning we were on our way to a friend’s riverfront property an hour drive from our condo in Arlington. We met our accompanying couples there, we all conveniently returned to our bare practitioners mode (only wearing hiking shoes and sunglasses) and proceeded on our hike through the trees to the riverfront.
Author’s Note: Me in a photo taken by Aaron along the trail.
All of us have frequented here many times so there wasn’t any new or unfamiliar scenery to investigate. However, it was a pleasure just being bare and outside together. Our hiking also included a venture in skinny-dipping into the river around mid-afternoon. A welcome break in the hike in order to refresh and to rejuvenate ourselves for the return trip to our vehicles and the commute back home.
Unlike our friends, Aaron and I didn’t leave immediately from our hiking territory. We waited for the others to leave and then returned to the trail and located our very own “private” spot where we engaged in our own “bromantic” interlude. A little private time for us together before the approaching winter forces us all back inside!
We’ve both learned to take every advantage of the moderate weather in order to successfully survive the colder temperatures that come with the approaching season!