Hi, y'all.... standard Trip Report Intro goes here.... As I move into the story-telling part of this, I'll get some appropriate pics inserted inline into this, since a pic = 1K words and so forth... I'm really still sort of struggling to come to grips that, while this was Trip #16, in the books (already 4 months ago!), and I think this is my Trip Report #7 on CCC... there isn't going to be a TTR as I know/remember it much longer. Maybe it'll be the next best thing since the invention of the internet... or maybe it'll totally go all stiff and stuffy on us... I'm a bit uneasy. But, positive mindset, stiff upper lip and nipples, and off we go! This is going to be weird... as stated, I think this might be my... seventh Trip Report on Temptation (TTR) since I first learned of CancunCare.com in 2012. Now... no more TTR as Stacia & I know it. Maybe it'll be way better when it comes back, maybe not... nobody knows what's going to happen who isn't related to Diego, I think. So, it was sort of awesome (as per usual) part sad as I'm positive some of the familiar faces, if not a lot of them, are likely to not be seen again. In that way, it's twisting us up inside a bit. We found this spot of paradise in 2007, and it's steadily gotten better and better for us as we branched out into DRM and going to St. Thomas, St. Martin or Maui etc... we always want to go back to TTR. I guess we'll all see, won't we, in late 2017 or halfway through 2018 whenever we all get back! And get back we will.... do not doubt! Stacia & I had a nice, comfortable and Quick flight, coming in on Southwest Airlines from Houston's Hobby airport (HOU), easy, smooth & quick (big deal compared with flying United out of Bush Intercontinental on the other side of town). Into the airport, drop bags at the SW counter, got boarding passes, easy-peasy (is "peasy" a word?), and went to get Stacia her coffee and me my coffee-dessert thingee. Snag a bag of munchie snackums for her and to the gate we go. Flight is just under 2 hours ... land at CUN, in Cancun. Grab bags, go through immigration, Push button *GREEN* light ... yes we know to hold onto the little receipt thing they tear off, evade the trip-pushers, dive & roll out the door and head out the front... and picked up by ALLDOTOURS (remember, they always capitalize it, so I think I should) ride service that the Premier desk provides for members. I suppose about the same service that USA Transfers offers, so all is good. Wait 3 minutes, grab beer, then get into the leather interior Suburban and 20 minutes later, "We're Back...!" Only problem with the suburbans instead of a passenger van is that there's no real opportunity for playtime or pics in a suburban, not without probably causing the driver to have an accident, so we managed to keep it under control. Dammit anyway. Showing up at the main, front entrance, it was great to see the staff in such a good mood, though ... for those of us whose job it is to be able to read people... it seemed a bit... forced and fragile, if one happens to be a cynic. Still, everyone in good moods, and very thankful to have jobs I think. Talked to Damien in the Premier office and he reported that, as the ownership is very loyal and supportive of the staff, nearly everyone is going to be kept on in some role during the reno... perhaps swinging hammers, perhaps working demo/clean-up etc. I have no idea, but I hope so for their sake. A couple familiar faces were already gone, having sought other, perhaps more stable employment, I don't know. Still, the majority of the memorable faces remain. The previous time I heard that nobody was going to be kept on, this time that nearly everyone would be offered jobs to help out... who knows? Diego does, and that's about it I think. Let me do categories for the people reading this more like a review, rather than a story. Anecdotes later for you story buffs.... ROOM: We had 1107 this time, Jacuzzi Room on the first floor, which is a bit earlier than midway down that particular hall, and the patio opens up onto the Quiet Pool. So, when the girls got naked out there in mid-afternoon, there was a group of admiring single guys out there hooting and etc., so it was fun to ask them how hot those girls were... and then go onto the room's patio, too, and pull down the shade. Nice. 1107 "was" a typical, older TTR room. Decently maintained for the most part, but starting to show its age. The safe was finicky, which drives Stacia nuts ("Electronics should just work.") Also, the light in the "hall" right when you come in, which sort of acts as the main light when you come in... was out. It never got fixed the entire time we were there, which is WAY weird for TTR, which is usually all over it. Also, no robe. It's one of the Premier perqs which Stacia loves and usues the hell out of and which I do not notice. But... I noticed her NOT finding her robe, let me tell you. Bed was standard TTR too-hard but extremely effective at bouncing-back to assist coupling acrobatics, but pillows were OK this time, and I shudder to think of all the DNA that's been left in/on the sheets and comforters and has been "attempted" to be removed. Don't shine a black light in the average TTR room, you'll go blind with the backblast. All in all, Room gets a 3.75, better than acceptable. FOOD: We got to eat only once at each reservation restaurant this time. The Italian was not on it's A-game. Asian was. Seafood... Ack for me, but I think everyone else liked it. The Ack is on me, not the restaurant. Seafood and I don't get along. Margaritas was basically melted into the buffet this trip, there was no appreciable difference. In the afternoon, you could go into the buffet and ordre food off the Margaritas menu, or do the buffet, whatever. I think I ate the buffet each day but one, when I ordered a Hawaiian burger and should NOT have done so. Don't do that. Stacia says the salad portion of the buffet was fresh and well stocked, so I guess that's good for the herbivores. I can tell you that the hot dog and fries plate works great to soak up booze in the afternoon. AND... those little chicken... well they are too small for chicken... so Pigeon Wings are the best thing on that buffet! Fantastic! Well, when they have the sauce on them. Dry, not so awesome, just edible dry... but with just a bit of the sauce... Bang-O great! SHOWS: Did they have shows this trip? People reported they went to shows in Nice Shoes, and we could hear loud music, but we were at the Quiet Pool bar getting our drink and pic-taking on each night, so I have no real idea. I imagine they did the usual stuff witht he Casino Night, stripper dance night, audience scavenger hunt contest etc. We could hear it going on as we walked from our room each night, usually, to the Quiet Pool bar in the evening party-start time. So I suppose the genral fun was had by those folks who don't really understand the REAL show is at Patyos, and WE/THEY are IT! DRINKS & BOOZE: It seems that they have, on my LAST TRIP to "old" TTR Finally stocked enough Crown Royal to suit me and other Premier Members (though I do't understand why a person has to be a Premier Member just to get Crown, or let's say, Syrac vodka? Makes no sense to me... Neither is THAT expensive.). First time ever. Dammit... They had plenty of Fireball for Premier people, too. Have to have a difference-maker between red bands and white I think, and Fireball was apparently it. Oh, yeah, white towels vs. red. Neat-O! Of course, Purple Shit is still probably the most dangerous drink at Temptation (it's not "strong," as in straight up spirits strong, but it will sneak up and get ya... and by get ya I am talking like a midieval ninja with a sore tooth and overdue mortgage and he'll get both taken care of if he puts you in a world of hurt. Be careful with that awesome-tasting stuff.... absolutely no more than four (4) in any afternoon drinking session or you'll have a story to write about yourself, if you remember it. Wet Pussy shots remain the crowd favorite after 10:00 at Patyo's. It is a regular occurrence to see folks walking from the bar to their group of party-goers with stacks of 20 or more. No, I am not exaggerating one bit. SERVICE: Absolutely top notch as always, other than the maintenance issues with the light and safe. I think maintenance may already have been co-opted into labor for demo, including both demo, concrete work and the start up of carpentry and so forth as they begin real work on the reno. Not sure about that, but maintenance was HARD to find on the property. Construction: There was some, we could hear it going on, but we really didn't actually see any. We didn't have enough curiousity to try to explore and go find it, vacation is too short. I'm not going to leave the pool during Mexican Luge hour to go watch some dudes widening a doorway, etc. The signs we could see were engineer's marks on the fllors and long the hallways in the 1000 block building, numbers that didn't make sense in a room-numbering arrangement as it was spaced out differently than that. We asked, but the answer evaded those in the Premier Office. Outside of their pay grade I think. WEATHER: We had one bad "day" of rain, see below for the story about the line for Mexican Luge shots at the Sexy Pool Bar. On Saturday night, it rained starting at about 10:45 p.m. and lasted until 6:00 a.m. or so. Other than that, we generally got at least one shower each morning, prior to 10:00 a.m., and a couple of the days we'd get a brief, less than 10-minute absolute pounding as a squall line blew through, but it was gone as quickly as it arrived each time. And... each time followed by glorious blue sky withthe brilliant yellow eye staring down. HOT! STICKY! HUMID! SEXY! Well, sort of. PATYO's: The usual genral awesomeness. Security was VERY tight, a very visible presence this time --- at times, almost a buzz-kill. In my opinion, it was really over the top and unnecessary at the level they had it. Maybe there was some troublemakers that justified it, but other than the guy who went to Mexican (i.e. outside) jail, we noted nobody else doing anything which would even make a typical U.S. bouncer's eyebrow twitch. Well... except for the naked girls from time to time, but this IS TTR. As stated above, booze of good quality provided and liberally (if you wanted it that way) poured. Music was generally good, and actually varied a bit from hnight to night (who woulda thunk it???). Oddly, ladies dressed mostly (except for our crew) very conservatively, even for an at-home night of clubbing. I never did understand that. Hang out around the Sexy Pool in a thong with your tits and ass hanging out all day IN THE DAYLIGHT... and then when it's nighttime and it's more appropriate to get the skimpy stuff out, and Old Mother Hubbard starts showing up. What in the world is going on with that. I admit, I do not understand. I am open for instruction as to the "why" of this behavior. Friday, August 12: White Bridal lingerie Night So, hit the Sexy Pool after we get our room, which happened to be ready (Bonus!) and thonged, toweled and flip-flopped, off we go. Walking up Stacia spies HumperandWoody standing next to the pool talking to other people we didn't know yet (do now! Whazzup FlaCarolinaCxn peeps!), meets and greets exchanged and my first Purple Shit of vacation is ordered. Schmmoootttthhhhhh and I very quicklly remind myself ("only 2, dude") and we start the talking, exchanging the stories of the trip there, where and who'sit with the new couple being brought in, tales to them about the still-missing (i.e. yet to show up) others who will arrive later in the week, etc. Our first night, and I'm actually a bit surprised we made it out, since it was the 1st night, our friends had already been there for a full day and were acclimated. But, we managed to avoid the Curse and take a brief lay-down, but not nap (nothing else either right then, needed travel rest), and out we went. We met our crew at Quiet Pool Bar at the previously-arranged "about" 9:30 pm Stacia was sporting her slightly-racy white lingerie outfit (crop bustier and lace thong panties from Vickie's, looking smashing. About a 3rd of the crew we set out to meet where likewise accoutered, so that's pretty good participation (3 ladies out of 8 so far). Pics taken, shots taken, laughter and off to Patyo's. Night of fun, but slightly drunken, revelry ensued. More white lingerie clad ladies joined the party, but participation was, as I assumed it would be, mostly for plain old White Night. No problem with that. Still, a great night at Patyo's as most Patyo's nights are. Saturday, August 13: Sports Night fantasy fest On Saturday, we did the full day at the pool, and our other friends Midwestern arrived, so that's way cool.... Right as we got roused from the recovery sleep after the travel and White Bridal Lingerie Night, we get some quick breakfast and hit the pool. Right away, walking up we see HumperandWoody talking with the new Florida-Carolina people and the couple that is Midwestern in both name and location. A round of Purple Shit for everyone becomes 2 in about 10 minutes and the giggles and laughter ensue. It ensued so much that the curse that we dodged the first night was lurking, and landed on us hard. Into the room we went at about 6:00 p.m., more than slightly drunken and promising to get up and go eat... but that never happened. And, since food didn't happen, neither did party time. Ah well, 5 more nights to go! But, shoot. Still, got some fun time down by the ocean, someone decided it'd be a great idea (I did happen to concur) that the ladies should go out in the Gulf and discard their swimsuits, and bonus, all participated. Since I don't actually get pics taken well at "speed," I was left holding the laundry... but such is in line with my liking of taking thong trophies. I counted 7 in hand, which is a personal best. Boo-Yah! Sunday, August 14: Naughty Schoolgirls & Guys in Kilts Great weather day -- we thought -- at the start of the day at least, and gee... since Stacia & I'd slept for about 16 hours (!!!) we had plenty of energy when we hit the Sexy Pool after having breakfast sandwich of champions (scrambled egg, bacon and Tobasco on toast, yum!). Entertainment staff, led by J.J. was having a somewhat hard time getting the crowd to get ramped up, no clue why. Still, they perservered and once the usual stuff ahppened and someone got into the spirit of things and the competitive juices (at TTR, read Tequila and/or Purple Shit and/or Wet Pussy shots) got to flowing, trou was dropped, and hooterin' & hollerin' ensued and all was well. We were "supposed" to go out on the Temptation Yacht with HumperandWoody and Midwestern but... the weather turned foul mid-day. It started pounding down witht hat intensity only a coastline squal can have, just dropping striaght down like someone turned on the sky's faucet. We were jammed up under the pool bar's canop, about a hundred of us hearty party souls, and since we werent doing anything else, we started doing wet pussy shots, which was fun. Then, we decided to start doing Mexican Luge bodyshots off our ladies, and that was Really fun. At one point we had four girls in a row with their booties up in the air, with their dudes, or gf of choice behind them, getting the shot off them! Good times! That night was fun, though not many kilts were being sported, and I can't talk trash at all as when we were getting ready and Stacia had her skirt (and nothing else yet) on and I asked for the Kilt and little hat-thing, she went to get it and found out she'd not packed it. Well shoot. Guys, you get LOTS of attention in a kilt at Patyo's.... let's put it this way, it is difficult to not display tumescence when there is so much... ahh... direct digital stimulation happening every couple of minutes or so. It is a good time. Ask Midwestern. HIS lady didn't forget HIS kilt. Monday, August 15: Dirty Cowgirls & Nasty Cowboys Not to minimize, but another Great TTR Day! In fact, unless something jumps out at me, that's what I'll put down for the next few, just "Great TTR Day!" if it indeed was. Feel free to fill it in with the usual awesomeness of a day at TTR. So, our first Yacht trip of this vacation got bumped back a day, but it ended up fantastic, with PLOntario joining us for tomfoolery and debauchery for which we may end up South of Hell as one of the ladies put it. Another excellent day out. As I thought, this Cowboy/Cowgirl theme didn't end up with very much participation, as the outfits end up being hot and trust me, it was HOT at Patyo's at night. Certainly, there were a few hard cases showing off their awesome-sauce in the boots, etc, but that's a heat stroke waiting for me, so I dodge and go with casual stuff. Tuesday, August 16: Wrap It Up Night Stacia's idea, which she participated in, see pic below... Great Day at TTR! Told you it's shorter & easier. Wrap It Up night was OK in participation for the first day it's been done (I think), there was a couple of towels-only people, some wrap-around dresses and some lingerie-type things like Stacia wore, but most people opted out and went in whatever, which is fine. I think Humper set a TTR record, at least for that week, with the carrying of about 50 Wet Pussy shots in one run, no kidding. I think 3 stacks at once? She couldn't do anything but carry them back, she was so stacked. She's personally stacked too, so there you go. Difficulty increased. So, we relieved her of the shots in a flurry, and and as you might guess, another party got started which I hardly remember. Wednesday, August 17: White Dress Shirt & Heels Night (1-button rule until 11:00 p.m.) Guys??? Great TTR Day! White Dress Shirt & Heels Night, my personal favorite, seems to always lead some new folks into the Temptation way of party-thinking. I know it did this time, as 1st Time TTR-goers Mattand Hannah got instantly into the spirit when Hannah asked Stacia, "What do you wear under your shirt?" To which Stacia said, "You don't, that's the thing... it's like the Walk of Shame. Just go naked, it's sexy!" No further sales pitch needed. Stacia's great... TONS of pics taken this night, and Golly Gee Willickers, Batman... I can't hardly show any of them on CancunCare.com because of the advertiser policy thing. But... I have them! I think rear ends and bras are OK so here's a couple... ... Thursday, August 18: Lingerie Night ) Great Day at TTR! With another awesome trip out on the yacht, as you can see here. I don't think this violated the policy, but if it does Steve or another mod can delete the pic, which'll cause it to drop out of the review. No nips or naughty bits, just booties! Lingerie Night is the mainstay of TTR themes, and it's usually the most popular, other than White Night, which I don't really count. Great participation this time around, as I'd guess nearly half of the folks were in some sort of skimpiness of undergarment, if for no other reason than it was just damn hot! And got hotter when the dancing really got going after the initial shots were taken. Good times! Friday, August 19: White/Neon/Glow Night Great Day at TTR! We're starting to run down by now, liver complaining and kidneys kicking me in the spine from both sides... so, shorts and a white t-shirt for both of us and out the door we go to do it one las ttime. Shuffling around... took me 4 crown & coke's to get libated and lubricated enough to get the dance thing working, and then it was all good. And that's it! ... until we visit Temptation 2.0!