If trailer parks aren’t bad enough, now comes word of nude trailer parks.
Imagine a trailer trash couple with beer bellies, missing teeth, and ill-advised tattoos. Now imagine them naked. Yuck.
But don’t say that to Dave Landman, owner of DeAnza Springs Resort, which bills itself as “California’s largest clothing-optional resort.”
(We’ve mercifully refrained from including a photo in this blog post.)
To Landman, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Plus, it’s just more fun to do stuff in the buff. Like water aerobics, volleyball, tennis, and body painting—recreational activities offered everyday at DeAnza Springs.
“Nude recreation can be a getaway from the pressures of daily life,” says Landman’s website.
The “resort” (isn’t that just a fancy word for trailer park?) is comprised of 311 RV sites, most with full hookups and plenty of space for camping. Visitors pay about $20 a day for a spot.
They can also rent fully furnished RVs and motel rooms for a higher price. Of course, what happens in these RVs stays in these RVs.
Landman is at the forefront of a growing trend. Clothing-optional resorts are becoming, dare we say it, fashionable.
Nude recreation and travel is booming, with $400 million in annual revenue, an increase of more than 230 percent since 1992. Membership in the American Association for Nude Recreation is up 75 percent in the past 15 years, to more than 50,000 members.
Who are these people, anyway? One thing’s for sure, they like to let it all hang out.