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Many seek relaxation, friendship and personal freedom at Laguna Del Sol, the pristine resort north of Galt where clothing is left at home. Residents and weekend guests share the experience they say you can’t truly understand until you let loose yourself.

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Posted: Friday, September 2, 2011 8:09 am | Updated: 7:36 am, Tue Sep 6, 2011.

It’s a Friday afternoon and Rich Diller has a weekend of relaxation in front of him. His camping trailer is parked on a grassy hill at the edge of the lake. He has all he needs: food for the weekend, a shade tree, a fold-up lawn chair and tools to work on his red Volkswagen bug. He packed light, like he always does, leaving heavy clothes — well, really most clothes, for that matter — at home.

When Diller, a 43-year-old IT tech from Elk Grove, goes on vacation, he goes in the nude. He usually ends up at Laguna del Sol, the clothing-optional resort in Wilton.

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  • Kim Lee posted at 11:26 pm on Wed, Sep 7, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    How can you not stare? LOL!

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 2:36 pm on Tue, Sep 6, 2011.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    I first heard of this place over ten years ago when a co-worker, a very staid young Morman gentleman, had a side-business selling under-sink water filtration systems. Apparently, he had a call from a resident asking him to visit to demonstrate and quote a system for their mobile home at Laguna del Sol. When he arrived at the given address, he was quite taken aback by the nature of the community. His best comment about the experience: "They invited me to sit down in the Club Room. I politely declined. I'm sure you can understand why."

    Recently, my daughter's friend invited her to go with him to visit his dad - turns out the dad is the manager of Laguna del Sol and her friend had grown up there! This was the first she had heard of it. His advice upon arriving? "Don't stare!"

  • Kim Lee posted at 8:08 pm on Sun, Sep 4, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    I've never heard of this place.

  • Richard Turner posted at 10:14 pm on Sat, Sep 3, 2011.

    Richard Turner Posts: 80

    Bite Me!!!

  • Brenda Nelson posted at 4:43 pm on Sat, Sep 3, 2011.

    Beekaye Posts: 1

    I agree with Mr. Chapman, if Mr. Turner doesn"t like reading the Lodi Living why does he read it? Miss Nelson, was just doing her job. She was reporting on something to do. Also please remember Mr. Turner, *The freedom of the press*. I like reading Lodi Living, and the articles Miss Nelson writes. Keep up the good work Lauren...

  • Robert Chapman posted at 3:57 pm on Sat, Sep 3, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Mr. Turner, if you despise the LNS so much, why bother to read it, let alone blog on it?

  • Jackson Scott posted at 1:41 pm on Sat, Sep 3, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 392

    Mr. Turner, no this story is not "news" as it is in the "Lodi Living" section, or the features section. It's a lifestyle feature article. Just like a cooking article, wine tasting. car show, or last weeks stand-up paddle board article. News is for the main section, or front section.

    Ironically you take your shot at this article, the one about a nudist resort. Is someone feeling a bit inadequate?

  • mizzo roberts posted at 10:17 am on Sat, Sep 3, 2011.

    mizzo roberts Posts: 59

    this is not any big thing. Just nature. shoes are important though.

  • Richard Turner posted at 10:10 pm on Fri, Sep 2, 2011.

    Richard Turner Posts: 80

    Really? , this is your idea of news? This is what you want people to think of lodi? with the rude police logs and this you are just digging a grave !!! Really big newspapers are struggling and this is what you consider newsworthy ? As I see it you could just hire a bunch of circus monkeys to do your reporting !! What a shame !!



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