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Postby ninaandfrank » Sun Sep 18, 2022 2:27 pm

Hi all, Nina and I just returned from 10 days at DRM. These are a few quick impressions. Nina will chime in later with her review. For starters here is some background:
As with any review remember much is subjective and much is “luck of the draw” and could be different if we arrived a week earlier or a week later.

• Nina and I have never been to an Original Group property before
• We traveled as a couple, not in a group
• I am 50 and Nina is 52
• We have not had a real vacation in years due to COVID-19
• We are not active in the LS because as far as we can tell there is no LS scene around the Boston area.
• Consequently, I would consider myself LS-Friendly and Nina considers herself LS-Curious
• We are both average working-class professionals, IT for me and social work for Nina
• I am a light to moderate drinker and Nina doesn’t touch alcohol at all
• We enjoy warm weather activities and Nina has won sailing championships
• We are both virgins and have never kissed each other.
OK, I made that last one up but it is the internet and everything you read must be true, right?

Our adventure started on the Labor Day weekend. We packed up a hard sided 30-inch luggage bag full of our costumes. Nina had one 30-inch hard sided luggage bag with her regular clothes. I had one 21-inch hard sided luggage bag with my regular clothes and we each had a backpack with incidentals. We definitely did over-pack and if we return, we won’t make that mistake again. On Monday morning a friend of us drove us to terminal C at Logan airport and dropped us off as close as the MassPort police would allow. We had our backpacks on and Nina pulled her 30-inch suitcase behind her. I put the 21-inch suitcase on top of my 30 inch one with some help from a bungie cord and dragged that combo behind me. We fumbled around a bit and found the JetBlue ticket counter. We checked in the two 30-inch suitcases for a small additional charge and got our boarding passes. We got help from a JetBlue employee and we made it through TSA and to the gate by 6:30 AM. We had some snacks and waited to board the Airbus 321. We were seated in row 6. We always get put in row 6. The aircraft was only about half full and interestingly enough they had to move some seat assignments due to weight distribution.

We landed on time in Cancun and we had a gentleman named Juan meet us at the airplane and he walked us through baggage return and immigration. We did
not fill out any immigration forms on the plane nor did we do so before our trip. We got to the immigration counter and were merely required to flash our passports and airline boarding passes and Nina got us through quicker by flashing her tits. Cell phone use is not permitted in the arriving terminal and thankfully folks are required to wear a face mask. Juan walked us through the terminal and past all of the carnies trying to pose as taxi cabs. Don’t fall for that and homie don’t play that. Since we reserved a Passion suite our ground transportation was included. We had the forethought to send a picture of ourselves to the company contact person and she forwarded it to the van driver, Carlos and he easily found us. After checking his credentials Juan handed us off to Carlos and was left with three Abe Lincolns for his efforts. Carlos did a wonderful job of getting us to DRM and the bumpy road onto the property was a fun diversion. Total trip time from the airport to DRM was less than a half hour. Three more Abe Lincolns and our bags were being taken care of.

We met with Pamela on intake and I got a glass of sparkling wine. We got our room assignment (2012) which is a second floor Passion suite on the beach. They photographed our passports and we both had to sign something. Who knows what we actually signed. Anna then took us on a tour which I didn’t fully absorb due to getting up at 3AM. We then changed at the spa and enjoyed some tacos at the buffet. Instead of poking our way through the buffet each time, the staff were kind enough to get the food for us. A Jackson on the table each time didn’t hurt the situation either. After lunch we were escorted to Danny at the pool and four Lincolns later, he assigned us a pool bed for the duration of our stay. By dinner time the long day was catching up with us. Instead of going to dinner we had room service up on our balcony. We met with our butler, Victor and gave him a Grant. Every time we met one of the butlers for the first time, we gave them a Grant. They work hard and deserve it. We had a nice dinner on our balcony, in the nude listening to the waves crash on the beach. Our suite was fine. The bed was comfortable, pillows a little small but soft. The hot tub in the room was a little redundant with the public roof-top Jacuzzi. There was one step up into the bathroom as soon as you go through the door, which seemed like a weird place for a step. The low counter in front of the bathroom mirror was a cute touch. One other weird thing is that lock on the bathroom door being on the outside. There were certainly enough drawers and good closet space. We brought a few extra hangers for the closet with us. The theme was rock stars that night and we weren’t interested as well as being too tired.

The next day was great and we relaxed on a pool bed. My girlfriend Velvet kept things hot while keeping our beverages cold. We had lunch out on our pool bed. That was lots of fun because again as with dining on our balcony, we didn’t have to get dressed. The theme that night was red night. Nina wore a red wedding style veil, a red bra and a sheer red sarong over her red crotchless panties with a butterfly design on them. She completed the outfit with clear pumps with butterflies on them. We made the mistake of sitting to close to the stage which was overwhelming. Wednesday was more fun in the pool. We discovered that the pool bar end provided a little more shade than the deep end and it was also a nicer place to socialize. To prevent folks from getting buzzed the bartenders cut you off at three drinks. The theme was cowboy night which didn’t interest us so we used the evening to relax in the roof top jacuzzi. The jacuzzi water seemed just right to me but Nina would have liked it a bit cooler.

The next day was a trip to the spa for a mid-morning massage. We chose the “seduction” massage. It started with a relaxing soak in the hot tub with a few cups of warm tea. We were then brought to the massage room and were on separate tables. I had two females working on me and Nina had one male and one female. I have had portions of my lower spine removed so my lower back is always a problem area for me. One technique they used is to use their forearm as a rolling-pin type of move on my lower back and that worked really well. They then pushed the beds together and left us alone. Even though I thought I had lots of oil on me I was humbled by the amount of oil they used on Nina. Not entirely sure if they dipped her in a vat of 10w40. After some cuddling Nina rolled over and we made love the romantic way she likes it best, hard in the ass. The staff then knocked on the door to let us know we needed to finish up which we did. Afterwards we showered together but it was still difficult to wash off all of the oil.

We tried the pizza for the first time that day. I am a native New Yorker and Nina is a native Bostonian so we take pizza very seriously. Although the pizza can’t compare to that in either of the aforementioned places it was still pretty good. As always pizza is like sex; even when it is bad it is still pretty good. Glow with the flow was the evening’s theme. This night Nina picked out the costumes. She dressed me up in a nerd outfit with a blinking baseball cap, tie-dye green t-shirt and metallic green shorts. She wore a neon green tube top, short green skirt and a few glow sticks around her thighs, wrist, and neck. It started to rain during the show and we moved under the shelter of the lobby bar. This was actually fortuitous as the crowd thinned out and it was easy to chat and get to know those who were left.

Friday was a rainy, stormy day with some wild horizontal rain for some time. The buffet and the swing bar provided us with enough shelter to stay dry and comfy. That night was Latin night. I had a peachy pink linen jacket on and my favorite Panama hat. Nina looked great in a purple skirt, pink tube top and a pink boa that had flashing LEDs in it. Due to the rain we went to the disco, instead of the jacuzzi. That was a major disappointment. It wasn’t really different than going to a bar at home and it was somewhat stuffy in there. It needs a better Caribbean flare to it. We were actually so bored we started to fall asleep at the bar. We then checked out the play room. You can really hear the boomba, boomba, boomba from the disco. That certainly wasn’t the mood we wanted. We were in and out of there in less than 5 minutes. We didn’t return to the play room after that.

Saturday brought better weather. We decided to try the beach instead of the pool this day. The heat off of the sand was a little too much. One word of caution is that since it rained the day before there were many little bugs to nip at our exposed skin. That afternoon Leo, the activities director was kind enough to take us out for a ride on the 14-foot HobieCat. Being as Nina is a good sailor, they had a wonderful conversation. As reported by others, the seaweed is pretty heavy around there. The theme for that night was Taboo. I wore black dress pants, a white dinner jacket, and a black bow tie with no shirt. I thought it was a pretty good look until one inebriated damsel thought I had too much chest hair. However, Nina knocked it out of the park that night and got many comments. She wore black devil horns on her head. Around her neck she had a choker that said “Nina Slut”. She had a short black cape over a black push-up bra. Below that she had black tie-string panties with a black garter belt and black thigh high stockings. Black stiletto heels completed the look.

Sunday was another nice weather day. We ate at the reservation-only restaurant. I think it is called Sahlo. Although the food was good; it didn’t compare to some of the Italian restaurants in Boston’s North End, <Travel tip there for you. This was the only time during our visit that I felt any undo pressure from the staff to upsell anything to us. Our waiter put a hard sell on us to try to buy a bottle of wine. As stated above Nina doesn’t drink and I wasn’t interested in knocking down a bottle by myself. The house white wine was good enough. The theme that night was fetish. I had on black leather shorts and a long black cape. The cape had fur around the collar. Many times, young women came up to me and said they wanted to touch it. What a let down it was when I realized they meant the collar. Nina again killed it. She had a black leather biker cap on with chains around it. Around her neck she had a dog collar with a leash attached. Below she had a one-piece body suit with satanic symbols on it. Black thigh-high stockings and pumps finished it off.

Monday was another good day for poolside relaxing. Although we liked doing trivia in the pool some of the other activities were a bit too “spring breakish” for us. If that is your thing than fine but we didn’t go for much of it. Nina travels with a pink stuffed bunny rabbit named Flopsy. For most of the week she took it to the pool bed with her. The pool waitress Afrika was quite enamored by our little Flopsy. One thing of a disappointment was the volume of the music around the pool. Although the mix was done well at times, especially after an activity the volume was way too loud for socialization. Both us and some others left the pool area for quieter areas when the volume got too loud. The swing bar was a good escape but this problem really broke up some of the good socialization in and around the pool.

Tuesday brought another red night. Nina chose a red tube top and a sheer red skirt. Red panties were fun to yank off of her at the bar, while Nina smooched with another senorita, we met the day before. We then ate a few pizzas at the lobby bar.

Wednesday was our last night there. We tried the Asian restaurant and was impressed by the quality of the food. The restaurant itself was somewhat loud with echoes but the service was typical Desire good. We finished up with some time at the hot tub. The next morning our butler helped us with our bags. We went through the check-out process with ease and our transportation to the airport was on time. The ride to the airport was about 40 minutes and it didn’t seem that it was too hampered by construction. We checked our bags in at the Jet Blue counter. A Jet Blue employee helped us through security and we were at the gate in about 15 minutes. We used the long wait at the gate to relax and decompress. The flight from Cancun to JFK was uneventful. At JFK we had help from Jet Blue to get ourselves and our bags through immigration and customs. The flight from JFK to Boston was only 44 minutes. Our friend picked us up at Logan and our adventure was over.

Conclusions and observations:
• The service, food and cleanliness were as well as stated many times previously.
• At no point durring our ten day visit did anyone approach us to try to sell us a membership, although we witnessed many others being approached. This was really Original's loss as we would have at least considered a membership.
• The volume of the music at the pool quite often was way too loud. This was OK for the disco but for a pool area it really needs to be toned down a bit.
• An indoor play area away from the disco would be good and maybe it could be possible with the new construction.
• The range of guests were everything from twenties to seventies and that made for more fun mixing and mingling.
• Don’t overpack, we sure did.
• Sun screen and bug spray; bring them and use them.
• Don’t worry about getting ill the food, beverages, and water are of good quality.
• If nothing else, remember to let yourself have fun, you deserve it.

Bonus: For astute readers, here are the Easter eggs in the above report:
• Nina did not flash her tits at immigration
• Velvet isn’t actually my girlfriend but I can dream, can’t I?
• Who are we kidding, there is no limit to how many rounds you can have at the pool bar!
• I bet you thought you got me with the part about the pink stuffed bunny. Sorry buckaroos, that one is real.
• In the interest of keeping my girlish figure I didn’t consume several pizzas at the lobby bar but enjoyed the good smells of the ovens.

Thanks for reading and hope everyone has as good of atime as we did.
Frank
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Re: Yellow banded newbies from September 5 through 15, 2022

Postby Lkncouple » Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:47 am

I really like the detail you put into the report, thanks for posting. It is always wonderful to hear new peoples thoughts and ideas. One suggestion, you may want to go in an edit your report and make some of the sections paragraphs. A couple of empty lines would make it much easier to read.
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Re: Yellow banded newbies from September 5 through 15, 2022

Postby K+C » Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:19 am

Frank, I think you forgot to list one of the "Easter Eggs." Nina didn't take it in the ass after the massage.....keep wishing! LOL
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Re: Yellow banded newbies from September 5 through 15, 2022

Postby ninaandfrank » Mon Sep 19, 2022 2:04 pm

Thanks, I would but I don't see any "Edit" button on the page anywhere. I think I have seen it for other posts.
Frank
Lkncouple wrote:I really like the detail you put into the report, thanks for posting. It is always wonderful to hear new peoples thoughts and ideas. One suggestion, you may want to go in an edit your report and make some of the sections paragraphs. A couple of empty lines would make it much easier to read.
Some are reigniting the flame. Ours never burned out. Just dumping gas on it!
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Re: Yellow banded newbies from September 5 through 15, 2022

Postby ninaandfrank » Mon Sep 19, 2022 2:18 pm

LOL! You thought that was an Easter Egg?!? Tsk, tsk, tsk... you should know me better. But if you still doubt me you can wait until Nina chimes in to evaluate the validity of my statement ;)

Frank

K+C wrote:Frank, I think you forgot to list one of the "Easter Eggs." Nina didn't take it in the ass after the massage.....keep wishing! LOL
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Re: Yellow banded newbies from September 5 through 15, 2022

Postby ninaandfrank » Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:28 pm

Nina at the keyboard:
My Trip report September 5-15, 2022

We woke up very early at four am and Frank woke at 3-am so we could get to the airport in time for an 8am flight to Cancun. We had a direct flight on Jet Blue, we made it through the TSA line with no issues and sat at the gate for a while before we boarded the flight. Once we arrived in Cancun Juan from Cancun security assisted us through our check points and assisted in retrieving our luggage. He made things go very smoothly. I was nervous about finding our transportation but we sent a picture of us ahead of time which really helped as the man from the transportation company approached us. Juan verified his credentials and he then handed us over to him. It was about a thirty-minute ride to the resort over a very bumpy road. Once we arrived at the resort we checked in and then received a short tour of the resort. We then changed our clothes in the spa area and went to the buffet restaurant for tacos. The tacos were delicious. We waited until our room was available and then checked it out. It had a balcony which faced the ocean. The balcony was so nice as we ate outside dinner and breakfast there a few times. We learned that you receive better service if your butler orders your room service for dinner then if you do as they know all of the ins and outs of ordering. The first night was exhausting so we ate outside on our balcony and then just went to sleep. The bed was comfortable but the pillows could have been larger and puffier. Highlights of our trip were the sail on the Hobbie Cat with Leo. He took us out sailing for over an hour. The foam party is the pool where you encountered a bubble bath experience and seeing Frank’s expressions as people reacted to our costumes for theme nights. Frank put a lot of work into the costumes and he had a lot of fun doing it. The music in the disco was quite loud so we enjoyed hanging out at the lobby bar instead of going to the disco. We also went to the Jacuzzi at night. It was a little bit too hot for me except the last night we were there when it was cooler out and a little bit windy. We never did figure out the Spanish word for cubby or locker where to put your belongings at the Jacuzzi. We asked Victor our butler and he said” towel thing” Overall the food was excellent and the service was first rate as the employees were very attentive to our needs. I would recommend lots of sunscreen and bug spray as we got many bug bites at night but that might have been the time of year we were there. Oh I forgot to mention the seduction massage. It was relaxing but they put too much oil on me compared to Frank. Once the massage was over the masseuses left us alone for some backdoor bliss and then when we were finished, we went and showered off all of the oils. We must be slow people as they knocked on the door so we hurried up, toweled off, and then we went for pizza. The pizza was thin crust and good as we were hungry after our seduction massage but it was not like the pizza we get in our home town of Boston. Would we go back? Yes but not for ten days as I think ten days was a little too long for me as I needed to get back to my reality. Overall, the best part of our trip was just being with Frank sitting on the balcony hearing the ocean waves crash below us, feeling the ocean breezes on our bodies, and enjoying each other’s company.
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Re: Yellow banded newbies from September 5 through 15, 2022

Postby Cheers2US » Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:33 pm

Great trip report, guys! I love the effort you put into your theme night attire.

I have to tell you that Velvet is my girlfriend too. She's also my husband's girlfriend.

-Mrs. C
A mix of nervousness + excitement
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Re: Yellow banded newbies from September 5 through 15, 2022

Postby K+C » Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:19 pm

K+C wrote:Frank, I think you forgot to list one of the "Easter Eggs." Nina didn't take it in the ass after the massage.....keep wishing! LOL

ninaandfrank wrote:LOL! You thought that was an Easter Egg?!? Tsk, tsk, tsk... you should know me better. But if you still doubt me you can wait until Nina chimes in to evaluate the validity of my statement ;)


Frank, just as you stated Nina would come along and confirm the post-massage activities. I must say, nicely done and well played. I stand corrected and know better than to doubt you again. Thanks to both of you for sharing your fun time.
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Re: Yellow banded newbies from September 5 through 15, 2022

Postby ninaandfrank » Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:22 am

Thank you for those kind words. We had a blast coming up with theme night constumes. Can't wait until we get another chance to do that again.
Frank
Cheers2US wrote:Great trip report, guys! I love the effort you put into your theme night attire.

I have to tell you that Velvet is my girlfriend too. She's also my husband's girlfriend.

-Mrs. C
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