Alice wanted to ride the excursion train up the Verdi River canyon. We were in Cottonwood on Monday to mail a couple of orders, so we drove on up to Clarkdale to check on getting tickets. At a promotion booth there, the folks convinced us to do a tour of the Los Abrigados timeshare in exchange for a couple of train tickets.
Tuesday afternoon we drove up to Sedonna to take the tour. Karen was our tour guide and sales person. She did a good job, and after the tour and talk about the plans they offered, Alice and I agreed to buy in to the time share: one week of a one-bedroom accommodation at any of the ILX properties in Arizona, Colorado, or Mexico or trade, plus some added perks to make use of their system. Are we out of our minds? Could be.
Our logic is that with Escapees, Thousand Trails, and Passport America we have the camping front covered, but there are a few times when we want to do something a bit more exotic and luxurious. Maybe it is a matter of getting older and more desirous of comfort. The system we have joined offers the environment we like in the areas we like, and gives us the opportunity to expand into other places around the world. And, the folks we dealt with worked out the financial arrangements in a manner I could handle.
So, when we take the time to enjoy the timeshare life, it won't be very frugal, but it should really feel nice. Besides, I think we deserve a little luxury from time to time.
Oh yes, the train. They gave us complimentary tickets for the train ride. We do that tomorrow.
the Prudent RVer