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Ryan, Megan, Alex, and Katie's Southern California Itinerary
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Howdy! It seems like almost forever since we've been on a trip, especially one originating from BWI! This time around, we are headed to southern California by way of Ontario airport. We've never flown into that airport before, which is located just east of Los Angeles, as there is no nonstop service from BWI, but this was a particularly good deal - and you know we simply can't turn those down! The trip coincides with the first weekend we have our house on the market, so this will give us a brief reprieve of trying to keep our home 100% neat-and-tidy with a 2 and 5-year old running around. Speaking of which, this trip is Katie's first official flight as a ticketed passenger instead of a lap child. Hope that goes well! Let's go!
~ Ryan

All times are local to the particular city. This trip will take place entirely in the Pacific Time Zone (3 hours behind Eastern).

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You know the drill. If we have signal and feel like setting up the webcam, the pictures above will start changing.



*** OUTBOUND ***
  Flight 1/2: Saturday, April 23, 2016 -  TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 2910 (Baltimore to Oakland)
  DEPART Baltimore, MD (BWI) at 9:30 AM
  ARRIVE Oakland, CA (OAK) at 12:25 PM
  POSITION - Ryan: A23, Megan: A24, Alex: A25, Katie: B45
  AIRCRAFT - Boeing 737-700

  Flight 2/2: Saturday, April 23, 2016 -  TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 3422 (Oakland to Ontario)
  DEPART Oakland, CA (OAK) at 2:10 PM
  ARRIVE Ontario, CA (
ONT) at 3:25 PM
  POSITION - Ryan: A25, Megan: A26, Alex: A27, Katie: A37
  AIRCRAFT - Boeing 737-700

*** INBOUND ***
  Flight 1/2: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 -  TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 805 (Ontario to Oakland)
  DEPART Ontario, CA (ONT) at 10:00 AM
  ARRIVE Oakland, CA (
OAK) at 11:10 AM
  POSITION - Ryan: TBD, Megan: TBD, Alex: TBD, Katie: TBD
  AIRCRAFT - Boeing 737-700

  Flight 2/2: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 -  TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 2703 (Ontario to Baltimore)
  DEPART Oakland, CA (OAK) at 11:55 AM
  ARRIVE Baltimore, MD (
BWI) at 8:05 PM
  POSITION - Ryan: TBD, Megan: TBD, Alex: TBD, Katie: TBD
  AIRCRAFT - Boeing 737-800


Hotel: Night 1 - April 23, 2016
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 1-619-692-3800
Room Type: Concierge lounge access, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double, City view, Balcony


Hotel: Night 2 - April 24, 2016
Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, Autograph Collection
27984 Hwy 189
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Phone: 1-909-336-1511
Room Type: Lake Side, Guest room, 1 King, Sofa bed


Hotel: Night 3 - April 25, 2016
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: 1-714-750-1000
Room Type: 1 Bedroom 2 room Suite, 2 Double, Sofa bed


Hotel: Night 4 - April 26, 2016
Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center
3400 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: 1-951-784-8000
Room Type: Concierge level, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double


Car Rental: April 23 (4:00 PM) - April 27 (10:00 AM)
Alamo Rent A Car
3450 E Airport Dr, Ste 300
Ontario, CA 91761
Phone: 1-888-826-6893
Car Type: Fullsize (Ford Fusion or similar)





Note: The numbers in the itinerary correspond to the map at the bottom. For context, this section was written by Ryan.

Please note that times are ESTIMATES only to give you an idea of what our original plans were. We get distracted and detoured easily, so just check the webcam and/or GPS tracker to get an idea of where we really are.

Saturday, April 23 Find more about Weather in Oakland, CA
Howdy! Today starts in a manic mode, as we try to clear out the house in preparation for visitors throughout the day. From there, we head to the airport for a day's worth of 35,000 feet. We start out flying nonstop to Oakland, California. Once there, we have an almost 2-hour layover, so we'll probably grab some lunch in the terminal and try to let the kids get some exercise. Then, we have a much shorter flight down to Ontario, which is just east of Los Angeles. We won't be on the road [1] until after 4pm, local time, which is practically bedtime for the kids, so we won't have any major plans for the evening. Instead, we'll start making our way to our hotel, a couple hours away, just north of San Diego [2]. That's right - we haven't had enough time in transit, yet.

Sunday, April 24 Find more about Weather in San Diego, CA
Today is somewhat up in the air. We know that we'll be spending some time with Megan's relatives, who live just north of San Diego, but our plans are somewhat in flux. Perhaps we will check out Balboa Park and see if Katie remembers when she was last here - a month before she was born. Or, we'll make our way to the San Diego Zoo, as we haven't been there since before Alex was born. Or, we'll check our some other touristy thing, but whatever we do, we'll be somewhere near downtown San Diego [3] doing it. Once it starts getting late (Eastern time late, that is), we'll start making our way back north again. This time, we'll end up in the mountains, just north east of Los Angeles [4].

Monday, April 25 Find more about Weather in Lake Arrowhead, CA
This is another open-ended day. The day will start off with a very chilly 35-degrees, since we'll be up in the mountains. If the weather isn't terrible, we'll walk around the lake, but more likely, we'll head back into the valley of Los Angeles. There is always so much to do here, but the goal is to get to the La Brea Tar Pits [5] by the afternoon. It's been on our list for SoCal for several trips, but we just never make it work. Perhaps this time? Or, if the weather is warm enough, we'll make our way to the beach. If all goes well, we'll keep up our tradition of going to dinner at Buca di Beppo [6] in Universal City. However things turn out, we end our day in the burbs of LA, near Anaheim, California [7].

Tuesday, April 26 Find more about Weather in Anaheim, CA
We're going to Disneyland! That's it. It's a non-stop Mickey Mouse [8] kinda day.

Wednesday, April 27 Find more about Weather in Chino, CA
Our trip is coming to a close. Very abruptly, I might add. After waking up in the town of Riverside, [9], we go straight to the airport [10] to reverse our flight - back to Oakland, and then onto Baltimore. This time, we barely have a layover, so here's hoping we remember to bring snacks for the kids, else this will be a very long flight. We are due to land around 8 in the evening, and that's all folks!





And if that's not good enough, we've still got our guesstimated route highlighted below...




Just as before, these are some links where you might be able to track our flight. With all of these sites, be sure to hit refresh (F5) and click 'Retry' as applicable to view the latest information.

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