One of my accomplishments on my Bucket To Do List is to spend some time at a nudist colony. Well, yesterday Lori and I ventured to our favorite New Mexico state park, City of Rocks. Less than a mile away sits the Faywood Hot Springs. Since my wife wasn't feeling well, I stopped at the spa's gate to learn more about their facility.
Faywood Hot Springs is a high desert oasis with many natural geothermal pools of different temperatures for those who wish to experience healthful rejuvenating mineral water to soothe the body and soul. It is located between Deming, where we have been staying since October and Silver City.
There are over a dozen mineral soaking pools - all outdoors. Some are public and some are private. Lori and I didn't bring bathing suits so we chose a private soaking pool where we could soak in the buff. I'm not sure this qualifies as a visit to a nudist camp since the only naked people we saw was each other and no other people saw us in our naked state, What do you guys think?
The mineral water in our pool was about 110 F. Since the air temperature was in the low 60s, getting out after 15 minutes in the pool was a most exhilerating experience. We had the pool reserved for an hour so we had about three 15 minute periods in the water.
I'm not going to say this was a therapeutic experience, nor do I recommend hot springs for all Parkies, but I will say I left Faywood refreshed and feeling great.