The Journey has begun and the TimeShare presentation in Maui

We are in Merida, Mexico on the first international leg of our big adventure.  The flights here were uneventful.  For Taylor and Stella and anyone else counting, we just flew two of an estimated fourteen flights that we will take between now and November.

 American Airlines award to Mexico

American Airlines award to Mexico

We are going to see the Uxmal ruins tomorrow.

A note about the Westin timeshare presentation

We got a great deal on a week in a studio condo in Maui in exchange for sitting in a 90 minute timeshare presentation.  They did not offer childcare so Taylor and Stella went with us and they were very patient with the process.

The tour began with a walk through pictures of worldwide Starwood hotels and timeshare properties and then a tour through model units.  During the tour the salesman was getting to know us so he could attempt to tailor his presentation to our needs.  Once it became clear that we were not going to buy, there was no pressure and the session ended quickly.  The bonus - I will receive 50,000 SPG points.