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Ryan and Megan's Central Florida Itinerary
Thursday, February 25, 2010 - Monday, March 1, 2010

Howdy, folks! Look! We posted an itinerary for this trip! I'm actually writing this from Florida because we're very late with planning this trip. We booked the flight back in October during a nice sale, and we were going to take a 'free' cruise that we got through a timeshare presentation. Unfortunately, that never really materialized, so we had to figure out what to do with Florida. Knowing that we never really explored central Florida, we decided to keep the trip, but we just never actually planned what we would do. In fact, even after spending 2 days in the sunshine state, we still don't have all our hotels booked. Anyway, we'll be updating this site in piecemeal, so just check out the tracker page to figure out where we are! :)
~ Ryan

All times are local to the particular city. All of this trip will take place in the Eastern Time Zone.

Emergency Contact Information:
Phone (Ryan's Cell): 410-259-4180
Phone (Megan's Cell): 443-564-1301
E-mail: webmaster@ryanandmegan.net (will be checked as often as possible)


Mobile Road Cam   Mobile Inside Cam
Once again, we will be bringing a couple webcams along with us for the ride. We'll be visiting parks and museums for most of this trip, so there won't be much to show, but whenever we can, we will try to pump new images to this page every 20 seconds - no need to open a new window or refresh!
Note that on this trip, we won't be driving very much, and when we do, it will be to the middle of nowhere, so don't expect too many updates! If the picture doesn't update, then we are out of signal or not driving. Just check back later.



*** OUTBOUND ***
  Nonstop Flight: Thursday, February 25, 2010 -   TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 3770 (Baltimore to Orlando)
  DEPART Baltimore, MD (BWI) at 6:15 AM
  ARRIVE Orlando, FL (MCO) at 8:50 AM

*** INBOUND ***
  Nonstop Flight: Monday, January 18, 2010 -   TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 171 (Orlando to Baltimore)
  DEPART Orlando, FL (MCO) at 8:20 PM
  ARRIVE Baltimore, MD (BWI) at 10:30 PM


Hotel: Night 1, February 25, 2010
Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel
7299 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-351-5009
Room Type: Two Double Beds, No Smoking, Microwave And Refrigerator, 37in Plasma Tv, Ipod Dock, High Speed Internet Access

Hotel: Night 2, February 26, 2010
Best Western Lakeside
7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Phone: 407-396-2222
Room Type: 1 King Bed, No Smoking, Pool View, Refrigerator

Hotel: Night 3, February 27, 2010
La Quinta Inn, Ft Lauderdale Cypress Creek
999 West Cypress Creek Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: 954-491-7666
Room Type: Deluxe King w/Microwave and Fridge

Hotel: Night 4, February 28, 2010
Comfort Inn
5000 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: 941-351-7734
Room Type: 1 King Bed, No Smoking, High Speed Internet Access, Refrigerator



Car Rental: February 25 (9:00am) - March 1 (8:00pm)
Budget Rent A Car
Orlando International Airport
On-site
Orlando, FL 32827
Phone: 407-825-1700
Car Type: Compact (Chevy Cobalt)


You can check out a turn-by-turn itinerary with estimated times by clicking here.

Note: The numbers in the itinerary correspond to the map at the bottom. Italicized items are from the book 1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die. For context, this section was written by Megan (in a moving vehicle).

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.

Thursday, February 25
Click for Orlando International, Florida Forecast

  • 06:15am-08:50am - Southwest Flight to Orlando
  • 08:50am-09:30am - STOP [1] - Car Rental Pickup
  • 09:30am-09:54am - DRIVING
  • 09:54am-07:24pm - STOP [2] - Universal Studios Orlando
  • 07:24pm-07:34pm - DRIVING
  • 07:34pm-end of day - STOP [3] - Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel


Friday, February 26
Click for Orlando, Florida Forecast

  • 08:00am-08:20am - DRIVING
  • 08:20am-09:20pm - STOP [4] - Disney World - Epcot, Hollywood, and Magic Kingdom
  • 09:20pm-09:32pm - DRIVING
  • 09:32pm-end of day - STOP [5] - Best Western Lakeside


Saturday, February 27
Click for Cape Canaveral, Florida Forecast

  • 07:00am-07:29am - DRIVING
  • 07:29am-07:44am - STOP [6] - Orlando Regional Medical Center
  • 07:44am-08:25am - DRIVING
  • 08:25am-09:25am - STOP [7] - Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp
  • 09:25am-09:49am - DRIVING
  • 09:49am-11:49am - STOP [8] - Daytona International Speedway
  • 11:49am-12:48pm - DRIVING
  • 12:48pm-03:48pm - STOP [9] - Kennedy Space Center
  • 03:48pm-05:02pm - DRIVING
  • 05:02pm-06:02pm - STOP [10] - Sebastian Inlet State Recreational Area, to stop at the beach if the weather cooperates
  • 06:02pm-08:08pm - DRIVING
  • 08:08pm-end of day - STOP [11] La Quinta Inn, Ft Lauderdale Cypress Creek


Sunday, February 28
Click for Fort Lauderdale, Florida Forecast

  • 08:00am-08:25am - DRIVING
  • 08:25am-12:25pm - STOP [12] - At the beach somewhere between Fort Lauderdale and Miami
  • 12:25pm-03:28pm - DRIVING
  • 03:28pm-05:28pm - STOP [13] - Sanibel Island to possibly meet up with Megan's parents, who are also vacationing
  • 05:28pm-07:41pm - DRIVING
  • 07:41-end of day - STOP [14] - We'll be sleeping somewhere in the Sarasota area


Monday, March 1
Click for Sarasota, Florida Forecast

  • 08:00am-08:05am - DRIVING
  • 08:05am-12:05pm - STOP [15] - Baseball Spring Training, specifically the Ed Smith Stadium, where the Orioles have spring training
  • 12:05pm-12:47pm - DRIVING
  • 12:47pm-04:47pm - STOP [16] - The Salvador Dali Musuem
  • 04:47pm-06:29pm - DRIVING
  • 06:29pm-07:29pm - STOP [17] - Rental Car Return and Southwest Check-in
  • 08:20pm-10:30pm - Flight back home


Where you at?? We are never 100% on time to our destinations, so we've taken all the guesswork out of figuring out where we are by broadcasting our GPS location, courtesy of InstaMapper.com. Per their rules, you'll need to manually refresh this page to see our latest movements, but so long as we get cell phone signal, you'll be able to see where we are!




And if that's not good enough, we've still got our guesimated 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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