Nice resort here at Plaza Pelicanos, with friendly staff, but not as well organized as I'd expected. We've got a strong smell of ozone or paint or something in our condo, and after 24 hours and three requests, the problem hasn't been fixed. Also, we're missing spoons and bowls, which we checked off on the inventory sheet, and they haven't been resolved either. However, the weather is lovely, the sunsets beautiful, and the sound of the waves relaxing.
You've heard of high pressure timeshare salesmen? We waded through a throng of them at the airport on the way to our taxi. And last night, while shopping for groceries at the supermercado, we were approached by two inside the store! One sat near the ATM machine, and the other helped us find peanut butter. We told both of them we already had an appointment for today with the company we already have points with. Neither was happy.
Today we upgraded our points for new benefits that will allow us to stay longer at the places we love as well as being more generous to kids and friends who might want to travel. These sessions are always tiring. We'd agreed to say no, but Art was impressed with the increased flexibility we'll have now, so he says I should say he talked me into it! One of the incentives was a gift of the all inclusive feature, optional at this resort, which we now have for the rest of our stay.
Tomorrow we'll take a bus to the main part of town and then walk. On Thursday we plan to take a regional bus to a town an hour north of here to visit a friend of mine who, since her retirement last year, has moved here with her husband for eight months of the year. We're still considering parasailing and zip lining, but less so as I think about the heights involved.
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