As kids are heading back to school, we grown-ups are settling back into our routines and reflecting on our summer vacation fun.  (And counting the days until our next opportunity to get away and escape reality.)  Mr. Jones and I just returned home from our summer vacation at Desire Pearl a week ago, so I thought I would take a few minutes to jot down some of the highlights.

First of all, when you arrive at the resort and the bell boy greets you at the door, the first thing he always says is “welcome home.”  And it truly feels that way from the moment you step into the lobby, greeted by a cold towel to wash off the travel grime and a glass of sparkling wine to quench your thirst.  Mr. Jones always says the vacation doesn’t truly begin until the Desire bracelet is on our wrists!

We do tend to arrive early in the day so our room usually isn’t ready for us.  But they send us to the spa where we can change into swimsuits and/or coverups, apply sunscreen, and remove the stresses of our real lives.  Then the excitement truly begins as we walk from the spa to the pool area where we can hear the music playing.  It’s always easy to find Victor, who remembers us with a hug and immediately gets us set up in chairs around the pool.  Then it’s time for some lunch and then the Saturday afternoon foam party.  What a great way to reconnect with old friends and meet some new ones!  And if you’re a newbie to Desire Pearl and a little nervous, someone from the Entertainment staff will welcome you with a jello shot or with a squirt directly into the mouth from the never-ending magic tequila bottle!

At about five o’clock, the pool party winds down and folks begin to migrate to the hot tub for pre-dinner happy hour.  The bartenders are efficient and creative if you need help with a drink selection.  The hot tub is a great place to meet sexy people and make plans for dinner.  Then it’s off to the room to unpack and get cleaned up.

After dinner it’s back to the room to change into theme night attire.  (Luckily, the drinks have been flowing throughout the day to give us ladies courage to actually leave the room in the outfits that seemed like a good idea back home!)  But once I get to the lobby for the pre-show entertainment and see everyone else in their sexy outfits, all is right with the world.  After the show in the disco, it’s time for some dancing and then there are “options.”  There’s the playroom off the disco, the hot tub after-party, the sexy beds around the hot tub, or our room if we desire more privacy (or sleep).

Oh yeah, how could I forget the 2 a.m. pizza or tacos at the lobby?  Yummy!!!  And that’s just day one friends.  Stayed tuned for our next podcast episode to hear the rest of the fun and sexy details of a week in the life at Desire Pearl, the happiest grown-up place on earth!