Good Morning From The Canary Islands

Yup. I’m presently in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain thanks to my longtime buddy Aaron, who surprised me a few weeks ago with a gift trip to accompany him before his vacation days from the company he calls “the algorithm” evaporate at the end of the year.

I told Aaron that the Canary Islands were not remotely on my list of travel destinations, but sure, why not? Aaron had envisioned a relaxing tropical week poolside at the posh gay hotel he selected, however, as we soon learned, our visit coincides with their Winter Pride Festival and this little seaside resort town is mobbed with tens of thousands of European gays.

I did vaguely know that Maspalomas was a popular destination for gay tourists, but I certainly had no idea that it would be like this. Aaron half-pretended to be disappointed that his serene plans were for naught, but he soon began excitedly sharing the bill of this week’s entertainers. (He really likes 90s dance artists.)

I doubt we’ll be as go-go-go as most attendees, but we’ll certainly at least drift the perimeters of the largest events before landing in one of the cozier pubs in the gigantic indoor/outdoor retail center which sports at least a dozen gay nightspots and restaurants.

The Canary Islands are five hours ahead of NYC and I’ll be keeping to my normal work schedule as much as possible, but my days might finish a bit sooner than usual. Tomorrow our hotel hosts the Wet & Hairy Bear Party. Photos will be forthcoming, if you’d like.

And yeah, we were a little worried about civil war.

  • PickyPecker

    YAY! Joe! Enjoy and post some steamy pics!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nLiQBV6A7c

  • Boreal

    Enjoy! I’ve heard it is beautiful there and definitely on my bucket list.

  • Jason Saffir Zenobia

    Um. Yes. Please post photos. Kthxbye.

  • JAKvirginia

    Nothing makes people like gays more than our money. And so it goes….

    • Tawreos

      Unless they have to bake a fucking cake.

      • TheManicMechanic

        In that case the money is in the notoriety.

      • OdieDenCO

        some people cut themselves. mental illness takes strange forms.

      • CanuckDon

        LOL….loving your two cents worth!

      • GanymedeRenard

        Or sell some fucking flowers.

  • Lizard

    “Aaron had envisioned a relaxing tropical week poolside at the posh gay hotel he selected, however, as we soon learned, our visit coincides with their Winter Pride Festival and this little seaside resort town is mobbed with tens of thousands of European gays.”

    You say this like it’s a bad thing…?

    • thatotherjean

      Sounds more like Christmas morning.

    • pablo

      Men of the Canaries are hot. I wouldn’t want to share them with a crowd of Europeans.

      • Dazzer

        You realise that the Canaries, being part of Spain, are a European country, don’t you?

        • pablo

          You realize that the Canaries have been inhabited for a far longer time than the existence of Spain, don’t you?

    • Strepsi

      Aaron played you like a fiddle.

  • Do Something Nice

    Enjoy! I was there for a week a few years ago. Don’t forget to try the mojo picón, golfio,
    wrinkled potatoes and other Canarian delights.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Looking good Sir! Enjoy!

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Canary Islands? You should’ve ‘tweeted’ this entire post for dramatic effect.

    • Amanda B. Rekendwith

      Go to your room, and do not come back until you apologize.

  • CB

    Hope you have a great time!!

  • David Teager

    Only the Spaniards would schedule a “winter” pride event in the middle of autumn. They’re the same people who don’t realize taking a two-hour nap in the middle of the business day is not good for international business.

    • Boreal

      Their nap idea rocks. I would rather they take naps and I would take one with them. I can shop anytime.

    • Do Something Nice

      Yeah, fuck your international business.

    • TuuxKabin
    • Ron Robertson

      There are far more important things than international business. In my view, their siestas are part of what makes for a truly civilized life, though I’m not fond of the bullfights, to say the least.

    • BobSF_94117

      What’s good for international business tends to suck for real life everywhere.

    • GanymedeRenard

      Have you heard of the expression “when in Rome…”, my dear? Exactly.

      Besides, even Japan has been taking a clue from the Spaniards: http://www.smh.com.au/world/workplace-siesta-takes-off-in-japan-20140530-zrsmu.html

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    “Photos will be forthcoming, if you’d like.”

    If we like? Have you read your blog???

    • GayOldLady

      Apparently he’s been missing a lot of the pics you guys lust over.

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    • Southeast PDXer

      I believe the correct response to that post should be, “Hommana hommana hommana.”

    • architect_tim

      Is 45 insane?

    • Strepsi

      a close-up of those calf muscles for starters

      • Amanda B. Rekendwith

        He’ll never be a cowboy. Can’t keep those calves together!

  • TuuxKabin

    Buen viaje, amigo. Just say the word, if Shelly needs any help with the R&D. Glad to help.

    • Joe in PA

      Cat party at Joe’s house!

      • TuuxKabin

        Good idea! We’ll assemble here and head across town once all together.

        • David Walker

          Seriously? I mean, when has a group of gay men ever been “together”?

          • TuuxKabin

            Oh, Honay . . .

  • Bluto

    How dreadfully awful. Try to struggle though all the hot, steamy, nearly naked furry men, Joe.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c052375452f5ff09dfdb1c540483b95abc760f938901e9c548c976797b0c96ca.gif

  • BearEyes

    Oh well, I guess you’ll just have to learn to enjoy it
    /S

    And pics of hot, hairy men – if you must.

  • Paula

    I’m jealous. Have a great time!!

  • Do Something Nice
    • MichaelJ

      For when you want something more than near-naked men.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Wet and Hairy bears ?
    IS there any other kind ?

  • GayOldLady

    We feel so bad for you that you are trapped in Maspalomas. Try to get through it! 🙂 Have Fun

  • Ninja0980

    Enjoy your trip!
    And if you want to share eye candy, we won’t object.

  • Michael R
  • Blake Mason

    Sneaky… enjoy.

    Cruise to Cozumel next week for me.

  • Jeffg166

    They’re everywhere.

  • shellback

    Joe, the sacrifices you make for us is truly admirable.

  • Gene Perry

    is hate too strong of a word? As in, “I hate you.” (just kiddin’!) Have fun. Get drunk, get a tan (no tanlines?) enjoy!

  • Blake Mason

    Looks like nothing has changed… except my age… I never really didn’t fit in with the circuit crowd.(edited)

    • JoeMyGod

      Aside from the hotel ads, so far we haven’t really seen anybody that fits the US circuit party boy type. Lots of bears though!

      • Boreal

        Woof!

      • Blake Mason

        Just edited.

  • The_Wretched

    Dang! that all sounds wonderful! Have a great trip.

  • Tawreos

    I’m a little jealous, my vacation plans involve seeing if I like the living room in its new configuration.

    • TuuxKabin

      Or different angle?

  • TheManicMechanic

    Eldergays meet writhing young Eurogays. What could go wrong? 😉

  • tbj5
  • JoeMyGod

    It’s quite interesting to hear this lilting Spanish Spanish after living my life (as Aaron puts it) hearing Mexicans sing their Spanish and hearing Puerto Ricans and Cubans shout it. Everybody sounds right out of an Almodovar movie to me.

    • TheManicMechanic

      It’s like a completely different language. Very romantic.

    • Boreal

      As a friend of mine from PR says ‘Puerto Rican is not Spanish.’

      • William

        My partner’s mother was notorious for correcting people using California Spanish slang. Her parents were from Spain.

        • GanymedeRenard

          I think that would be Spanglish.

          • William

            It varies by region. California Spanish is different than Texas Spanish.

            She grew up in Mexico and the US. She said her mother backhanded her for speaking ‘that crap’ the kids were talking in Mexico City.

          • GanymedeRenard

            Oh, ok. I just wasn’t sure if the perspective was from a first generation vs. a second generation California Spanish.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Yeah, it’s like here in the U.S. when people say, “We speak American, not English.”

    • Do Something Nice

      After you spend a lot of time in Spain, you begin to realize that many of Almodovar’s films are actually documentaries!

    • Strepsi

      I find Castillian Spanish to be mushy and slushy and less romantic than American Spanish, I much prefer the sound of Cuban or Mexican Spanish (but my favorite romantic dialect – though it’s slushy in its own way with a “y” that sounds like “zh”) is Argentinian Spanish)

      • jmax

        My Panamanian mother used to say listening to Cubans talk was the equivalent of listening to someone with a heavy Southern drawl speaking English 🙂

        • GanymedeRenard

          Another comparison would be Jamaican English. It’s interesting to notice that when The Little Marmaid movie was dubbed to “Latin American Spanish”, they chose the Cuban accent for Sebastian.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Well, I don’t know if I’d agree with the romantic part of your comment… When people think of European Spanish, they think of the average accent from Madrid. But there are as many accents in Spain as there are regions, each with their own distinctive cadence. Technically, Castilian Spanish would be only the one heard in Castile. But I find the Galician Spanish (not to be confused with the Galician language) particularly romantic. But that’s just my opinion. 🙂

    • I like my Mexican Spanish. Partly because it’s the Spanish I grew around.

    • GanymedeRenard

      At least to my ear, to be honest, the Canarian (is that the right demonym?) accent is more similar to the Cuban accent than it is to the Madrilean (again, is that the right demonym?) one. I don’t know… I think there’s this insular warmth to both of them (Cuban and Canarian.) I wonder if this has to do with the fact that many Canarians, if not the majority, chose Cuba as a place to migrate? Anyhow, enjoy your stay – phonetics included! HAVE BLAST for all of us your faithful readers!! 😉

    • Johnny Toro

      Bienvenidos a Espana! My husband and I fly to GC Wednesday (we live in Madrid) — so this is gonna be a bit like looking for “Where’s Waldo”!!! LOL. Gonna keep an eye peeled out for you Joe! 😉

    • obarthelemy

      I was *so* proud of my Spanish after 2yrs in Mexico. Got to Spain, first thing they said was “Oh, you speak Mexican” with a disappointed air.

  • Slippy_World
    • William

      “Here we go again…”

    • Dagoril

      It looks like an Abba video 😉 Oh wait, it IS an “Abba” video! hehe

  • VodkaAndPolitics

    On behalf of all JMGers, Take it easy, and enjoy your vacation. It’d probably be good for all of us to take a little mental health brake from Trump news anyway.

  • William

    Have a good time. Bring us some Rum!

  • Do Something Nice

    Fun fact – “Canary” in Canary Islands isn’t a bird. It is a dog. There is a plaza in the northern part of the island that has these wonderful dog statues. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b7aa682533c78a588c3c4bab13538e96d005cd6ba5a01d746021728c6559e58a.jpg

    • JoeMyGod

      Canary from the Latin “canine.” Their provincial flag has dogs on it.

      • GayOldLady

        So, you’re on the Island of Dogs?

        • JoeMyGod

          I am indeed.

          • GayOldLady

            Bravo!

          • Robincho

            And in a town called More Pigeons!…

          • Karl Dubhe

            Make sure you let some out. 🙂

          • Strepsi
          • TuuxKabin

            Woof!

          • zhera

            Better not tell Shelley!

          • William

            She’ll smell it as soon as he walks in the door.

          • JCF

            Oh, what Shelley is missing! ;-p

          • Johnny Toro

            You can pick up some really cool decals featuring them for your car, luggage, etc. 😉

      • Do Something Nice

        And their main breed is the Prensa Canarios, and two of them killed lesbian Diane Whipple in her building in San Francisco in 2001. The dog’s owners got jail time, and Diane’s partner successfully sued them for damages.

      • JDS

        I guess that is better than the Island of Misfit Toys. 🙂

        • William

          I prefer toys that fit.

          • JDS

            WooHoo!

    • AlternativeQuacks

      True. The birds are named after the islands, not the other way around. The islands are named after the dogs.

      http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4MHFJqbjo-E/UQAD8pIvE3I/AAAAAAAAA0o/uVIM47Z1sd4/s1600/Presa-canario.jpg

      • JCF

        Is that a Presa Canaria?

        • AlternativeQuacks

          Yes

  • GayOldLady

    OT: I have a prediction for you guys. I predict that Bob Mueller is waiting until after Tuesdays elections to drop the indictments and arrests of Flynn, Flynn jr and maybe other Trump associates like Felix Sater, Carter Page or Michael Cohn. I think we’ll have a few more “GOTCHA” moments before next weekend.

    • William

      I’ve been hitting refresh hoping to see ‘Manacle Monday’ post.

      • GayOldLady

        I think Mueller is very conscious of what the late news drop from Comey did to Hillary during the 2016 election. I think he will hold back on the indictments until the Tuesday elections are over.

        • William

          That makes sense. Back to making my cats dance.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Dang, but Manacle Monday was just so … what’s the word? Alliterative?

          Hmmm… so, Tuesday’s out, cause you want people going to the polls, not watching the tv.

          Prison Wagon Wednesday?

          Warrant Wednesday?

          • William

            Tumbrel Thursday?

          • Karl Dubhe

            Thou art too merciful. To let the guilty get away so easily.

          • William

            Firing squad Friday?

          • Karl Dubhe

            Lifetime in prison, then bury the corpse behind the walls in a prison graveyard. Under their prisoner’s number, rather than their name; and have the grave ‘inspected’ every so often to make sure they’ve not escaped.

            If you’re going to use a death penalty, make it one the condemned will truly fear.

          • Dagoril

            On that new Mickey Mouse Club show…the one that gave us Britney and Justin…didn’t Wednesday used to be called “Surprise Day”? 😉

          • TuuxKabin

            Think so. Same as Special Guest Day?

          • GayOldLady

            Could be Prison Wagon Wednesday. I’m sort of leaning toward Tumultuous Thursday or Flight or Fright Friday.

        • bzrd

          I was hoping to celebrate with Taco Tuesday and a wonderful gif from Mr. Pecker
          time to change the menu

          • Southeast PDXer

            I’ll happily celebrate Whisky and Wine Wednesday if it brings a bunch of arrests!

        • Mike__in_Houston

          Shit. There has been so much evidence of all that the Russians did to make sure that Hillary lost the election, I haven’t even given that traitor Comey’s participation in same any thought lately. Thank you for the reminder…

    • olandp

      “Says who!?!”

      • GayOldLady

        Says My Old Lesbian intuition. Not exactly scientific, but it scares the hell out of my children and my wife.

      • William

        There are four sealed indictments between Papadopoulos and Manafort. Who could they be???

    • TuuxKabin

      Do NOT use that as an excuse to go out twerkin’!

      • gaycuckhubby

        She doesn’t need an excuse 🙂

        • TuuxKabin

          Twue. She’s part Inca. As in incorrigible.

      • GayOldLady

        LOL! If I do that again, Darlin will kill me!

        • TuuxKabin

          If the twerkin’ don’t first.

    • gaycuckhubby

      I think you’re right. I don’t anticipate anything happening today

      • JCF

        Would have happened by now.

    • boobert

      I feel the voters have a right to know asap. Holding back is manipulating the election in favor of the republicans.

      • GayOldLady

        I’d like to know asap too, but I think Mueller doesn’t want the stench of politicization and for that reason I don’t think we’ll know until after Tuesday.

  • Joe in PA

    but I certainly had no idea that it would be like this….

    Sure Jan. 🙂 Enjoy your time!

  • romanhans

    You didn’t know there were going to be thousands of near-naked, hairy men.

    If I could say this with a straight face I’d still be married to Husband #2.

    • JoeMyGod

      We totally did not. Aaron has a work conference in Madrid after we leave and he was looking for something “easy” to get to.

      • David Walker

        I have no doubt that some of the near-naked, hairy men will be “easy,” but try to maintain your standards, Joe.

      • Joe do you have time for any side trips? Spain has excellent high speed trains.
        You can be in Barcelona in 2 and a half hours.
        You can be in Valencia in an hour and 40 minutes.
        You can be in Cordoba in under 2 hours

        for a short trip, you can be in Toledo in 45 minutes.
        I love Spain — I am not sure if you have been in other cities.

      • BobSF_94117

        looking for something “easy”

        Indeed.

  • safari

    It was nice of them to throw a party when they heard Joe was coming.

  • Bradio311

    Must catch @THEVIVIENNEUK if possible!

  • JoeMyGod

    Aaron recommended that I not get the Catalonia secession t-shirt I liked. I just like the design, for real.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      Listen to Aaron.

    • Johnny Toro

      If you do, don’t wear it when you’re in Madrid!

  • Amanda B. Rekendwith

    …if you’d like.

    The shade of it all.

  • Tom Mears

    Not to rain on your parade, but the volcano on Tenerife has become worrisome in the last few days and weeks. There is also doomsday scenario where a big chunk of La Palma slides into the ocean during an earthquake or eruption. If the later happened you would be phucked in NYC anyway because they expect a 130ft tidal wave to hit the east coast.

    Anyway have a great time at the beach, but if the sirens start, run inland immediately.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I have an older, bearish buddy who has traveled there a number of times and had a *blast*.

  • Jake

    Are you staying at a gay resort?

    • All of Gran Canaria is like a gay resort. I once staying in a straight family oriented German factory worker nudist hotel by accident ( seriously — entire families were naked, all the men had muscles and tattoos and I was trying not to look at anyone, it was embarrassing) but the place is basically like Provincetown — more gay than Key West. Great place!

  • leo77

    Enjoy!

  • CanuckDon

    but he soon began excitedly sharing the bill of this week’s entertainers. (He really likes 90s dance artists.)

    Whigfield?! Dee Dee na na na?

  • WhitewaterDave

    Like pics of wet hairy bears? Are you kidding? I am sooo jealous! Have a wonderful time.
    O/T: Saw this shirt at Palm Springs Pride yesterday.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/515517a8939e17244fb18e0ea256f0ba893b34b836f2702311b5f50ac593a122.jpg

    • JCF

      Needs to be worn by lesbian. 😉

  • Dagoril

    Wet and hairy bears? Where do we sign up for some of that? 😉

    • Lars Littlefield

      A specialty of most gay resorts in Las Palmas is Caldo de oso. It’s rarely on any menu. LIke grilled a cheese sandwich everyplace has it.

  • Rex

    Jelly.

  • romanhans

    Gran Canaria is where all the German bears go when it gets too cold here. The words you need to know are “ja,” “nein,” “bitte,” and “danke.”

    • Lars Littlefield

      “Zeig mir deinen Penis.” Is good to know, too.

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Tulle Christensen

      well only if people vote

    • Ross

      I no longer have any confidence in our election system.

      2000? What a fucking mess.

      2004? Likely stolen. Thanks, Diebold!

      2016? Certainly stolen. Thanks, Russia!

      And, I live in Kansas. Every Republican I knew voted for Brownback the first time. NONE did the second time. They had come to LOATHE him, and his being so obvious a Koch puppet (the Koch brothers live in Kansas). But…he won. The state has been sued for election fraud, but refuses the release the voting records. Now, why would they do that????????

      And Kansas is not unique.

  • I love Gran Canaria, I used to go every Christmas and New Year when I lived in London. Go to Yumbo Centre at night, the place has about 10 bars and dance clubs, none that big, and is packed at night and everyone is super friendly. Most guys there seem to be from Germany and Scandinavia and no one wears any clothes at the beach — no one. The Spanish guys who own gyms and live there year round are well known I think I met this guy there running a gym. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3a1172d970e1c434f527d92b760873d8a08c45845b407b138010af6ddaf1c4e2.jpg

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Enjoy, Joe!

  • canoebum

    Talk about serendipity! Joe found The Golden Ticket! I’m very happy for you, Joe, but a little surprised you did not know Gran Canaria was one the world’s top gay destinations. I’m looking forward to your reports. Have fun.

  • gaycuckhubby

    OT.. Wait….reading downthread, do people ACTUALLY want the death penalty for Trump? Even without knowing what potential charges would be?

    • William

      He should have a fair trial, followed by a public execution.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Wow. I am so not on the same page

        • TuuxKabin

          Take a speed reading course.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Ok

          • TuuxKabin

            /s of course. I’m in the same boat with David, fortunately in NYC, but I don’t feel secure about the abnormal new normal. Not one bit. The administration needs to be brought down. Charged and tried.

          • jerry

            O/T: Thanks for loaning us your senator over the weekend. We’ve now returned Sen. Schumer in his original, slightly used condition.

            https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/politics/schumer-backs-manchin-at-wv-democratic-fundraiser/article_bd97c160-5c8f-5ec1-b5fa-a127ffdb5628.html

          • TuuxKabin

            Thank you, but you could have kept him, in his original, slightly used condition, like a $20 bill passed around in a brothel.

          • jerry

            Or like the $1 in the stripper’s G-string…

            Well, I would take Schumer over Manchin or Capito any day…and the dinner sold out. The Cecil Roberts and the UMW publicly thanked both senators for restoring their retirees’ healthcare. And the pro-Trump protest out front was really pathetic–like 15 people–and lasted maybe 20 minutes. So, progress.

          • TuuxKabin

            We take what we get, progress, and hopefully grow with it. I feel like tomorrow’s election in VA will be as powerful an impact as 11/08 was and I haven’t braced myself for results. I’ll wait for JOE’s ‘feed.’ Good luck, sure !

      • David Walker

        Perhaps the pilot of AF1 could take one for the team.

        • gaycuckhubby

          Ummm. Seriously? Thats fucked up

          • David Walker

            I tend to like what you have to say. You’ve given JMG a good, thoughtful voice. I am an old fuck who discovered his inner hate in the last year. Not so much discovered it as finally let it out. I now treat or think about Them as they’ve been thinking about us…actually treating us…longer than I’ve been alive, if that’s possible. Yesterday’s shooting? I realized well after reading about it that I didn’t care, considering the way Southern Baptists have been treating us. I live in a state with no LGBTQ civil rights protections…and we have to explain to straight allies…no, actually convince them…that we are not their equals. I was grateful to live in the US for most of my 71 years; I am aghast at how fast we have disintegrated. Ultimately, there are many people “responsible” for that, but there is one fucking moron in charge. I do not feel badly for a second that AF1 might turn up missing in the bigly ocean waters.

          • gaycuckhubby

            I feel your anger

          • TuuxKabin

            What isn’t?

        • William

          He could launch the escape pod into a volcano.

      • gaycuckhubby

        What charges?

        • William

          Jiggery pokery.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Well. Lower your expectations. The most likely outcome will be impeachment attempt after 2018 elections

        • William

          Or a resignation before Christmas.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Not sure his ego will let him. But I’ll take it

          • pj

            a few more of his posse locked up might do it.

        • JCF

          IF we work our butts off to flip Congress [Question: would a Dem House even try *without* a Dem Senate? Recalling 1998-99…]

    • Yes but it will never happen. I do not think impeachment is going to everyhappen either, simply because he will be told to resign first.
      I think a scenario like this is more likely
      1. Trump stays in office for three more years with increasingly declining ratings. He avoids hard wars. The economy sputters along. He passes nothing major in the house His approval declines to 33% next June.
      2. Next July — Mueller finished. He has indicted 19 other top cabinet officers and officials and issues a report saying that there are substantial ties to Trump’s immediate family, In a plea bargain, Trump’s family resigns from the cabinet and severs business ties to the government and pays a 200 million fine. Mueller also questions Trumps ability to comprehend the charges against him.
      August 2018- Trump and Melania visits London for a private working luncheon with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Prince Philip stares at the first ladies chest and inquires if “Melania” is the word for “melons” in Slovenian since his cousin, Edward Kent, also has a very well endowed daughter, Lady Helen Taylor whose nickname is also “Melons”.
      3. Trump is still President. Hie approval rating by October 2018 is 28%. The Democrats sweep the House and take 50 Senate Seats.
      4. Trump announces he will not run for reelection in 2020 and will be concentrating on “making America great again” and stepping back from many day to day decisions — with the support of Mike Pence. The economy, however, shows signs of contractions.

    • JCF

      I’m not sure what you’re referring to (re the thread). I’m an absolute opponent of the death penalty, at any rate. While I don’t even like joking about it—including for Drumpf—I certainly get the letting off steam. [Who can resist a guillotine or firing squad meme?]

      Drumpf, like anyone else, is “innocent until proven guilty”. But I think all signs point to that proof being found (if not there already, re obstruction!). But only AFTER a fair trial, and conviction, THEN….LOCK HIM THE FUCK UP!!!!

      https://media.giphy.com/media/IKpQSl8ts3MYM/giphy.gif

      • gaycuckhubby

        People were calling for the public execution of Trump, hoping the pilot of AF1 intentially crash with POTUS on board. Other people wishing Rand Pauls neighbor hadn’t stopped at just beating him.

  • William
  • Jay George
  • JWC

    looks like a blast

  • misterjack

    Wow, Joe! Lucky you!

  • KevInPDX

    It snowed 3 days in a row in OLYMPIA, WA!! 26 degrees this morning. I’d love some warmth. I cant stuff enough wood in my brothers wood stove. This 6 month stint in Austin has ruined me for the cold this winter. Burr! The Wet n Hairy Bear Pool Party pics will warm things up though 🙂

  • TampaDink

    Enjoy your holiday, Joe. Well deserved.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Joe, you lucky boy! I had similar misgivings about the Canaries until I was dragged toLas Palmas for lost weekend of sexual debauchery in the 1970s. The sand dunes that back the gay and straight nude beaches are rather amusing. Remember, leave nothing but pictures,take nothing but foot prints. And remember who you are and what you represent.

    Tengas una agradable vacación.

  • Daveed_WOW
  • SoCalGal20

    Have fun!

  • lhbbcp

    I would love to see the photos.
    Have you seen any unusual animals?

  • zhera

    Welcome to Europe, Joe! Have a great time and yes, photos would be appreciated!

  • londonbuddy

    Maspalomas is where i will be for Christmas this year! I’m getting away to the sun and avoiding the whole christmas thing. I’m also taking my 75 year old mum with me. They’ll love her at the bars 🙂

    Have fun in the Yumbo centre. Be sure to go to Centre Stage where they play showtunes and musical medleys all night. Many a good night in there wearing the bar’s Victor/Victoria headress. My Le Jazz Hot was the stuff of (very drunken) legend!

    And stay out of the dunes behind the gay beach Joe… it only leads to trouble and sunburn in bad places.

  • bkmn

    All photos matter.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Fun fact: ‘Paloma’ is the most common colloquial equivalent to ‘cock’ (and nope, not talking about a rooster here) in Guatemalan Spanish. It’s a bit confusing because ‘paloma’ means pigeon or dove in Spanish in general. So, Joe, I’m sure the gay male community in Guatemala would be absolutely jealous to know that you’re in a super gay place literally called ‘more cocks’! XD

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    Those legs… can we those legs in a Speedo?

  • Texpat

    I am headed there in two weeks. Looking forward to it.

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    It’s a nice place to visit. Don’t forget the dunes and the beach!

  • José

    Nice legs Joe.