JUNE 17, 2013 (Monday)
Well today was ….. interesting. We had a noon appointment with Westgate. I wanted to go by the post office first so we googled the closest one and went there first. Near the post office was a church of an unknown religion under construction. Going to be beautiful.
We then drove onto the strip and tried to figure out how to get to our destination. We ended up parking where you park to go to the movies. Cost us $3.00 but worth it to not have to hike about a mile. We walked to the gold elevator and rode it to the third floor to the Westgate office. We went through the line and then were told we were eligible for the Westgate Vacation Club, that they didn’t even want to do the timeshare presentation for us. Problem was, no one was available until 12:30 PM. We said we’d wait until 12:30 PM. When our salesman did appear, he was very nice and kept saying to just wait and see the slideshow, it would explain everything. They fed us a small lunch and cookies. After eating we were led into the room for the slideshow. It was more of a sales talk with a very enthusiastic man going on and on about all the wonderful advantages of this product. He made it sound wonderful, too good to be true. Trouble was, they wanted $8,900.00, but today only they would drop the price to $6,900.00.
When we said no thanks, that’s when they came at us with the sampler type thing. We’re debating at this point if we want to rescind or not because we did end up buying it. We liked being able to try Interval International, discounts on airfare, cruises, etc. Plus, we get a week vacation. It cost us $500.00, but we got $75.00 for the presentation. They make it sound so good at the time, getting all the great discounts and stuff like Costco. Came home, fired up the internet, did some research on TUG, and read nothing good about this company. We will invoke the 3 day rescission clause.
After that we walked to New York New York, then over to Excalibur. Excalibur was where our son had spent his 21st birthday with his best friend. He told us we should go to Dick’s. We saw Dick’s and went inside. It was so funny. They deliberately try to embarrass or be rude to you. Many of the people inside were wearing large white dunce hats on with obnoxious things written on it. One of the older ladies had a dunce hat on that said Moses was her prom date. That was one of the more tame things that I can write about. Anyway, Dick’s was fun but I’m glad we got there early because, apparently, the real show starts after 9 PM.
We then took the tram to Mandalay Bay and then the tram again to Luxor. Was glad we got to see all these casinos we hadn’t seen before. Also glad we got to use the tram. Didn’t know about that end of the strip. It has a totally different feel than the madness of the Harrah’s, Bellagio, Cesar’s end.
Came home, made a vegetable type soup and bread for dinner. That’s it for the day. Hope yours was great.