Wednesday, August 24, 2011

East Kansas – The Perfect Skinny Road Trip

PJ and I enjoyed a wonderful, nearly perfect Skinny Road Trip through east Kansas, visiting two naturist parks along the way. We started from the Kansas City area where we were working, and headed South on the 35. After a ½ hour or so we branched onto the 59, a pleasant two-lane highway that follows the old Santa Fe Trail route, passing through the green hills and fields of this beautiful area – perfect from nude driving.

We stopped at a stained-glass shop along 59 and talked with the artist – interesting guy – beautiful stained glass and unique windmills.

Eventually we reached the 75 South and continued into Lyndon, KS for a delicious hamburger at the Smoke Shack BBQ (very reasonable prices).

It was a short four miles to Prairie Haven (, a smaller 30 acre resort. Calling ahead is required because the office is often unattended. Our visit started with a guided golf-cart tour. We sunbathed, showered, and soaked in the relaxing pool for about an hour, talking with several members. (We found this resort very friendly.) Then we took our own walking tour, noticing the well-kept lots/trailers/decks. We had a very pleasant walk along their short-wooded nature trail. We met and talked with a very nice couple about the resort, and enjoyed watching radio-controlled cars running the resort’s track (something we’ve not seen at a naturist venue before).

We returned to the pool for one last soak. A group of ladies doing water exercises invited us to join in, but we declined explaining we just wanted to soak for a few more minutes before heading down the road. The water on our naked bodies was especially nice after working up a sweat on our walking tour of this small, but highly recommended resort. (See a few photos at

We then drove north on the 75 for about a half hour and stopped at Lake Edun ( This wonderful naturist paradise in Topeka, KS is a must visit for those wanting to commune with nature the way God intended. Only one other car was parked in the gravel parking lot. We walked down the well-groomed trail through the trees to the small shed where we registered, made a donation, and lockered our clothes.

At the first boat docking area we met and talked with the only other visitor – a local man, fairly new to naturism. We explained that we were making a short visit, and headed off around the picturesque lake. Lake Edun’s well-groomed, tree-covered trails wind all the way around Lake Edun, making for a relaxing and private nude hike. (This would be a great place to introduce someone to the feeling of being naked outdoors.) Several canoes were available, but we didn’t take the time to use one – next visit for sure. We took several photos along the way (see We dressed again on returning to the shed to walk back to our car (a club requirement), leaving paradise as a sign on the path out said. There is no naturist paradise quite like Lake Eden – with all the local political pressure we hope it can remain just like it is.

Soon we were skinny driving again back on the 70 towards the Kansas City area. (Nude driving is such a refreshing way to travel, especially if one is hot and sweaty from a naked hike.) We covered up only briefly with towels as we passed through two toll booths on the turnpike, but had no concerns. Too soon we arrived at our destination in the “real” world where clothing was again required, the end to a perfect Skinny Road Trip.

If you live in the Kansas City area and haven’t taken this Skinny Road Trip, you’ve truly missing a wonderful experience.

Anyone else have a Skinny Trip Report to share?


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