Sunday, August 7, 2016

POOLSIDE AT THE RAVEN

 
If your a regular reader here, then you'll know I spend a lot of time at my home away from home the Raven Resort in New Hope.  If you don’t know the Pool at the Raven, it’s probably because you’re not gay, boozy or particularly randy, or preferably all three. But it’s been a summertime staple for gay men from Philly, New York, New Jersey and parts of what is commonly called “Pennsyltucky” for decades — New Hope’s crown jewel when it comes to summer gay tourism. When a gay man texts “I’m going to the pool,” it’s no mystery which one.  And every year, gay men fan out farther and wider for summer fun. But the swim club at New Hope’s the Raven remains the destination for “daddies” and the young men they admire. One will also see a few women, some drag queens and four to five of the trans crowd also...all meddling together for some fun and frolic. New Hope also gathers a huge theater crowd so you never know who may show up. Of course I made my way there yesterday ,which was ground zero for heat-stricken gay men like myself!
 
Here  goes my obsession again with pool umbrellas.....
My gams collecting sun!
Of course there is much to take in....
Among other things....
The newest member of the Mistress's Bar Staff....the adorable Zack....
One must remember to stay cool and hydrated, which is why I always enjoy my frozen beverage of choice....a concoction made up for me by my favorite bartender, Christopher, which he named after me...a Bad Influence....
It has become their #1 selling frozen drink and at $10 a pop!!!! Hey, I never said I was cheap, but damn why didn't I ask for a residual for every drink sold!!!!! And trust me after a few of these, you'll be good and relaxed. You may even see gay unicorns.
 
Only in New Hope.

30 comments:

  1. ok, bad influence, what's in one o those frozen dainties?

    and I like the ass on the dude in green!

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    1. Come on over tootes.....we'll float on the flamingo!!!!!! You can hold the shaft.

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    2. there are so many shafts at THAT pool, I wouldn't know which one to grab first! :)

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    3. Get off he's mine? The mistresses shaft, the hunk or the raft???

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  2. Ah, fun in the sun at The Raven! I thought it was about time you had a visit.

    Despite the lovely views, my favourite photo is that partial umbrella one (008). I just love the composition - the complicated under-workings, the brightly trimmed edge flap, and the blue sky beyond. Wonderful!

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    1. Thank you dear. That's called a drunk shot.

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  3. I'd wondered where all the gay unicorns went! Loving the guy in the thong!!!!

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  4. $10 a pop!!!! -- good gracious :-) xoxoxoxo

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  5. Reminds me of pools in the Keys ... though most of those are clothing optional!

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    1. I deserve my complete unveiling at the woods campground!!! New Hope doesn't allow nudity.....yet!!!!

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    1. Wait.......you remember being there!?!?!?!

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    2. Ha! The Saturday night is a bit hazy but Sunday at the pool is quite memorable.

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  7. I wish I had a place locally to go to. Looks like a,great afternoon !!!

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  8. My loving all the photos, but your nice hairy legs in really digging! Guys must love those in the sheets!?! Enjoyed the umbrella shots too.

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    1. i believe his legs are the,second thing they like.

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  9. Mistress, you are having to much fun!!! You need to settle down! A Bad Influence? You? I can't imagine. Lovely post!

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  10. You have a very nice coating of leg-fur, Mistress. I love the rainbow sunshade and I'm glad to hear a few women are present. I'd advise them to behave like the umpire in sumo wrestling - i.e. encourage the competitors!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment. You should rub my legs.....i hear they bring good luck.

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  11. just goes to show, people will pay for a bad influence. you should be wealthy buy now.

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  12. A residual for each drink sold would be nice...but, the least they could've done for you would be a few freebies during each of your visits! Hugs!

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    1. Not to worry, all my bartends see that I have a cheap day. I hardly ever get charged cover for the pool, and of my 15 cocktails usually only get charged for maybe 4.

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  13. Looks like a fun place! And between that side of beef, and your legs......woof!

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  14. $10 a pop? Please tell me they have a Happy Hour too.

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  15. Back in my day is a drunk up an entire retirement portfolio of your Bad Influence. Today I'll just sit back and watch...
    Either/ or is quite entertaining!

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  16. I have yet to go there, but my gay peeps love it there, and I see why.

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    1. Next time I'm there, we can all head over. Just wonder if that number I got from the guys in NJ is good

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  17. Looks like fun, the condo just announced they are keeping the outdoor pool open and extra week this year. If only we had a bar at the pool and someone under the age of 80 in a speedo

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    1. At the Raven, one never knows what you may get. One week a mix crowd, another all old farts, another all young and hung boys...and other it could be all these plus Trans Weekend. Hell when Elaine Strich was still alive, she showed up one weekend and stayed the night to sing show tunes in the Oak Bar.

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