May 2024

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IMPORTANT! Get ready residents! Shangri La Ranch is ready to begin the process of issuing the new gate entry car tags. To receive a car tag, you will need to schedule an appointment with the office to review information (insurance, registration, emergency contact, etc). This is required information - there will be no exceptions and a valid entry tag will not be issued until the review is completed to the satisfaction of the office staff. Do not worry! EVERY RESIDENT will be asked to provide this information - there is no need to rush to the office to give it to them or ask questions, please respect the "scheduling process" - YOU WILL GET YOUR TURN!

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AANR Voting Is Taking Place NOW!


If you are a full member with us, you are also a member of AANR, and the time to vote is NOW!


Patty is running for Vice President and has endorsed the Presidential candidate, Tim Mullins.


You should have received an email with an electronic ballot to cast your vote, or there is a call-in option as well. If you have any questions, or would like assistance with voting, please do not hesitate to contact the office, and we will do our best to assist you. EVERY VOTE COUNTS!



Mark Your Calendars! Shangri La Ranch is gearing up for an exhilarating August!

First up, the AANR West Convention: From August 9th to 11th, Shangri La will be abuzz with excitement as we host this convention. Expect camaraderie, learning, and unforgettable moments!

But hold on, there’s more! The prestigious NATIONAL AANR Convention takes place right here at Shangri La from August 12th to 18th. We’re honored to welcome naturists from across the nation.

What awaits you? Dive into a whirlwind of activities, educational sessions, and bonding experiences.

Whether you’re a seasoned regular or a first-time visitor, this month promises memories that’ll linger forever. Reserve your spot by calling us starting today. Let’s make this August and both conventions ones for the history books!

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FROM MANAGEMENT: Pool Floaties must be removed daily! Take your pool floatie home with you or kiss it good-bye when you leave!

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Is Prickly Pear Edible?

Indeed, prickly pear cactus is popular in many areas of the world, particularly Latin America, where it is a native plant. The edible parts are the leaves, flowers, stems, and fruit. Prickly pear cactus is eaten whole (boiled or grilled). It is also made into juice and jams.


Prickly pear cactus — also known as nopal, opuntia, and other names — is promoted for treating diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, and hangovers. It's also touted for its antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.

Some preliminary evidence shows that prickly pear cactus can decrease blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Some research also suggests that prickly pear cactus extract may lessen the unpleasant effects of a hangover, possibly due to its anti-inflammatory effects.

It might be too early to call prickly pear cactus a superfood, but it can be part of a healthy diet. It's high in fiber, antioxidants, and carotenoids. Indeed, prickly pear cactus is popular in many areas of the world, particularly Latin America, where it is a native plant.

If you'd like to try prickly pear cactus, consider easing into it. Side effects for some people include mild diarrhea, nausea, increased stool volume, increased stool frequency, and abdominal fullness.

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While management and staff love living and working here, they also enjoy some time off. When you see a member of management or any staff members enjoying any of the activities here at the Ranch, please be respectful and allow them to enjoy the event without discussing any non-emergency business with them. Whether it's Patty enjoying a game of cards, Cyndi & Jeff making popcorn at the dance, or Andy enjoying some star gazing, remember it's their time off from work! Let them enjoy the much deserved down time!

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Yes!  It bears repeating!

NO BATHROOM OR BABY WIPES ARE TO BE FLUSHED EVER!  Our system is not designed to handle them, and every time we have to make repairs due to these wipes, it adds costs to our maintenance.  Those costs will get passed on to every one here!  Make the special effort NOT to flush any wipes! And though this seems obvious, DO NOT FLUSH PANTIES, or any diapers, or other types of clothing!

THE SPEED LIMIT (MAXIMUM ALLOWED SPEED) IS 5 MILES PER HOUR!  Have you noticed more and more of the "slow" signs in front of people's homes?  That's because residents are sick and tired of people speeding past their homes.  There are so many pets, and children, and slower adults in our resort, that's quite important we all slow down! Nothing you're doing is worth hurting a pet, a child or an adult!  NOTHING!


This next one seems silly to even have to say, let alone have to repeat..... if you have a pet, please, please, please clean up after them!  This isn't difficult, and it's a privilege to have a pet at Shangri La, and all of the public areas belong to all of us, even those of us without a pet, so please be courteous and pick up your dogs poop!  It's a rule!

As always, if you see something inappropriate, say something!  It's getting very busy around the pool area and there are a lot of new folks coming to visit the resort.  Some people may not be familiar with the nudist etiquette, and a member of management is always available to assist in any situation.  Please feel welcome to reach out at any time.

And finally, you are responsible for your own site.  That includes weeds, garbage, bushes, boxes, and general tidiness!  If you are planning to do some trimming, and/or weed pulling and feel it's more than just a small pile in front of your site, please let management know, and we can haul the debris trailer to your site for you to put your trimmings in.  Get out there before the heat settles in and get those sites cleaned up!  Let's all do our part to keep Shangri La looking great!


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The American Academy of Dermotology Association's website has a lot of wonderful information about sunscreens, but here are a few tips we can all remember:

  • EVERYONE should wear sunscreen
  • Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays)
  • Dermotologiests recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher
  • Water resistance
  • Apply enough sunscreen to cover all skin not covered by clothing. Most adults need about 1 ounce — or enough to fill a shot glass — to fully cover their body.
  • Don't forget to apply to the tops of your feet, your neck, your ears, and the top of your head.
  • Apply sunscreen to dry skin 15 minutes before going outdoors.
  • Skin cancer also can form on the lips. To protect your lips, apply a lip balm or lipstick that contains sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • When outdoors, reapply sunscreen approximately every two hours, or after swimming or sweating, according to the directions on the bottle.
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Easy Summer Fruit Salad



  • cup fresh orange juice

  • cup fresh lemon juice

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest

  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple

  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced

  • 3 bananas, sliced

  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned

  • 1 cup seedless grapes


2 cups blueberries



  1. For the sauce: Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.

  2. For the salad: Layer fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Pour cooled sauce over fruit; cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.

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Tires! As summer approaches, no one wants to have a flat and be on the side of the road changing it in 100+ degree temps! The information below is directly from

Keeping your car’s tires properly inflated to the automaker’s recommended pressures is a critical element of tire maintenance. Tires that contain the specified amount of air pressure last longer and contribute to vehicle safety.

Dangers and cost impact:
Low tire pressures affect braking distances and provide less responsive steering and handling. This can be especially dangerous when an emergency stop or sudden evasive maneuver is needed to avoid a collision.
In addition, low pressures allow tire sidewalls to flex excessively, which generates heat. While moderate heat simply accelerates tire tread wear; high heat can lead to loss of tread segments or even blowouts.

Underinflated tires also have higher rolling resistance, which reduces fuel economy. And, they wear more rapidly at the outer edges of the tread, which means replacement will be necessary sooner than with properly inflated tires.

Overinflated tires are less of an issue. Modern tires can easily withstand pressures that exceed those recommended for normal driving. However, consistently overinflated tires provide a less compliant ride and suffer more rapid wear in the center of the tread, which again means replacement will be necessary sooner than with properly inflated tires.

Determining proper tire pressures:
Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual or the tire specification decal on the driver-side doorframe. For older model cars (before 2003), tire inflation information may be located inside the glove box door, fuel filler flap, or trunk lid. Do not use the pressure molded into the tire sidewall. This indicates the pressure needed to meet the tire’s full rated load-carrying capacity, not the pressure specified for your particular vehicle.

Vehicle manufacturers provide basic tire pressure specifications that may vary from front to rear, and also when the vehicle is fully loaded or used for extended highway driving. Higher pressures increase load capacity and reduce heat buildup.

Some pickups and sport utility vehicles have light-truck tires marked as “LT” on the sidewalls. The recommended inflation pressure for light-truck tires can vary significantly depending on a vehicle’s load and usage.

Tire inflation tips:
Check tire pressures regularly. Once a week is best, but no less than once a month and always before any long road trip.

Use a quality pressure gauge. Dial and digital gauges are more accurate and cost $10 to $20.

Follow the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended inflation pressures and not the pressure molded into the tire sidewall.

Check the pressures before driving when the tires have been at rest and are not hot.

An increased pressure reading (typically 2 to 6 psi higher) is normal when tires are hot.

If recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, increase tire pressures for towing, carrying heavy loads, or extended highway travel.

Additional Tire Maintenance:
To equalize tread wear and extend tire life, rotate the tires at the intervals specified by the vehicle manufacturer. If the car pulls to one side, or the tire treads exhibit unusual wear patterns, have the wheel alignment checked and adjusted as necessary.


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