I wish I could say that when given the chance to visit a bathhouse, I took full advantage. But, sadly, that wasn't the case. I wrote a fictional story last week about taking that kind of leap. The first part of the story was true. I was in another town for the night. I did check online out of curiosity to see what might be going on in this town, and I did come across a listing for the "oldest" bathhouse in the country. I can't tell you how excited I get, and a bit scared too if I'm going to tell the truth. Long time readers know how long it took me to take that first step across the line.
When I saw the listing on Squirt.org, like I said, I got excited. I started digging for as much information as I could get. I found reviews on many different sites, all encouraging. All said that this was a place anyone could visit without fear of ridicule. I even found articles written in somewhat mainstream publications about the establishment, and the owner. Everything seemed above board. And the more I read, the more excited I got.
I made up my mind to go. It was only a mile's walk from the hotel I was staying out, so I wouldn't even have to bother the valet to get my car. I hadn't eaten anything in a while, but I decided that it would probably be best to eat afterwards. It was around dusk, which at this time of year means that it was after 8 pm. I made up my mind to go, and I hopped in the shower.
Two things happened in the shower. First, I started to think a little too much, and I started to let fear get to me. Second, more importantly, I got a little too excited, if you know what I mean. :)
After I blew my wad in the shower, all my motiv
ation was gone. I got dressed, still in the mindset that I was going. But I was lying to myself at that point. In the end, I went downstairs to eat dinner in the hotel restaurant. I really didn't give it much thought after that. Well, I did think about it much later, around midnight. But, it was a long day, and I was tired, and there was no way I was getting back up out of bed.
The only good point in all of this is that I have reason to visit this town again, maybe even on a monthly basis if I really wanted to. So, I will have plenty of chances to visit this bathhouse in the future. I could even become a regular if it is what people say it is. Another plus, Wednesday nights are half-off!