(Note: Photo is not a selfie!)
I spent Christmas in Miami with my brother and his wife and family. A sister and her daughter also joined us on Christmas Day. I am still in Miami and will head back on Friday. It was great to be together at this condo that my brother had access to for this week. I come from a large family and it is hard to get us all together in one place, so we get together usually in smaller groups. Lots of phone calls and Facetime on Christmas Day with family.
As you know, I love Miami especially because Haulover Beach is here. That is the nude beach and it is awesome.
I was going over to Haulover on Monday (December 26) to unwind. My sister had left and so it was me and my brother's family. Most of them wanted to go to the mall to find After Christmas sales, but my nephew who was home from his sophomore year of college wanted to hang with me. I told him I was going to Haulover and that it is a nude beach. He was a little surprised, but not that surprised because he knows me! LOL! He asked me if he went with me if he would have to get naked. I told him no, but that he would actually stand out more being in swim trunks than naked. His father (my brother) walked by and heard the conversation. He laughed and told him that he should go.
My nephew has a girlfriend and I told him that it is not a gay thing (well, you know what I mean!) and that we could go to the area where men and women were more plentiful and not all guys. So here we go.
It was a nice day, a little breezy but very nice. We get there and I am in a T-shirt, shorts and flip flops (my normal attire) and he was in a tank top, some board shorts for swimming and some kind of sneaker-looking shoes. I get right down to it. He is a little reserved, but the shirt and shoes were off and he was in his board shorts. He agreed that he saw what I meant about a dressed guy stands out more. I assured him that no one would think about him being there and not nude because he is with someone who is. It would be different if we were both there in trunks.
So...I go swimming and come back and he then goes in the water. When he gets back, I notice that he is taking the wet board shorts off. A new convert!! He admitted he felt he was looked at more by being dressed.
We had a great afternoon talking and sharing this new experience for him. And he was very vocal talking about it to my brother and sister-in-law when we got back to the condo and that is why I feel like it is OK to share here. He is an adult anyway, but I would not tell his business unless he was telling it. I doubt he will be a regular to nude beaches like me, but I think he was glad he was able to overcome the hesitation of trying it.
Life is an adventure, right? LOL!