Naked is as naked does.

In the Garden of Eden Baby

In the Garden of Eden…

So since I’m away, hubby took Jake for two hikes today.   He and the dog left on their second hike near dusk, heading over to the wilderness park near our home.  The park is steep and, aside from the main trail, relatively inaccessible.  There are numerous trails, however they meander.  Many end abruptly– sometimes at a cliff edge.  It helps to know your way around for a variety of reasons.

There was hubby, hiking on our favorite side trail with Jake.  He crested a hill and came to an old oak.  Years ago some kids put a swing on that old oak, but it’s rotted and fallen into disuse.

Hubby says it was dusk, the sun had gone down behind the hills, and there right in front of him he spotted a young couple beneath the tree buck naked, doing it doggy-style.

The path led right past them.

Hubby stood there for a while, not really wanting to turn around – which would have meant backtracking all the way up to the summit.  He didn’t want to be hiking in the dark.  So he cleared his throat a few times, which they apparently didn’t hear… Finally he shouted, “Coming through!”

The couple threw on their clothes and headed off down the trail.

Now, if they’d known their way around the park, and it was obvious from hubby’s tale they did not, they would have known about some of the barely-used side trails, side trails which offer a great deal of privacy.

Instead they stuck to the main trail and hubby, who’d been poking to give them time to find one of those discreet out of the way places, came around a another corner and ran right into them, naked, doing it doggy-style in the middle of the trail.

This time he said, “C’mon, guys.  I’m trying to walk here.  Get a room.”

He said they giggled, grabbed their clothes, and ran off down the trail.  Ah well.

Hubby commented to me, “You know watching sex live is not a turn on.  It just sorta looks stupid.”

Poor poor man.

In other news, my dad is busy doing dishes, which is the only labor he’s allowed to do.  He’s singing Strangers in the Night.  I made him lobster. Smiley Face!

***My husband has sent me a postscript:

Read your post. It doesn’t happen often but I do run into naked people in odd places without trying sometimes. I believe you have written in the past about my encounter in Phoenix while running without my contact lenses in. You know with the fake owl and the two naked people in the hot tub.

It was remarkable how out of place and untitillating this latest encounter was. It was actually comical. When observing sex, what makes it interesting is context. That is true with most things but especially sex.



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20 Responses to Naked is as naked does.

  1. Brian Meeks says:

    That was a delightful post. Sometimes a simple story about life is exactly what I need. I really liked the ending, too.

  2. LOL. I wonder what Jake thought?

  3. It’s a good ending, Brian. You’ve been with your characters in a dark, dark place. Maybe go for a hike? In the snow? Who knows what you might find.

  4. That was my first question, Greta. ;) He said Jake didn’t really care. He just wanted to get moving.

  5. Tim Dittmer says:

    Ah well is right. Everybody’s gotta have some, I guess.

    Doing dishes is great therapy, and singing “Strangers in the Night” is always good medicine. Take care.

  6. True, Tim. Singing tells me his post-surgery complication-strewn recoverydepression is lifting. :)

  7. Tom Stronach says:

    AND he didn’t whip out his camera for some candid snaps for your blog….. what is he like, and as for the couple, they or rather he was lucky Jake didn’t join in and then it truly would have been doggy fashion LMAO Poor Oscar can’t even have a walk/run in peace

    Goodness, your dad certainly is getting his fill of haute cuisine while you are there I can GET ANYTHING I WANT

  8. Tom Stronach says:

    last sentence should have finished with – if I serve up lobster to Ishbel and I do mean *anything* ;-o

  9. Amber Skyze says:

    At least Jake didn’t try to get in on the action! :)

  10. Jaye says:

    I’m with Oscar–out of context sex does look pretty dopey.

    Maybe folks seeking some plein aire enjoyment could come up with the outdoor equivalent of a sock on the dorm room door? An orange flag hanging from a tree branch or something. It only seems polite.

  11. Penelope says:

    Haaaaaaa! This is hilarious! I’ll bet they were stoned. :^)

  12. Yes, Jaye… they should hang a sock. Carry a bike flag. Of all the places this particular spot is wide open and three trails converge there. They were fifty yards away from a very private rock grotto. Obviously newbies!

  13. Amber – LOL! I’m sure Jake was embarrassed!

  14. Ooh, Tom, give her some lobster! She’ll do the dishes!

  15. He probably didn’t have his phone, Tom. I always have my phone with me. I would have been snapping photos.

  16. Oh my gosh, I’m still laughing. So funny.

  17. Me too, Stephanie! My husband is always stumbling across naked people!

  18. anny cook says:

    On the rare occasions I’ve seen “those” kinds of films…it just looks stupid. And sounds? Uhhh. Uhhhh. So yeah, I can wholeheartedly agree with the hubby. Not sexy at all. Sigh.

  19. Yes, Anny. Totally. Not sexy.