Ryan, Megan, and Alex's Lake Erie Itinerary
Saturday, June 16, 2012 - Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Hey there! It's been almost a month since our last trip, so I reckon it's time for another! This time, for Father's Day weekend, we are headed all around Lake Erie. Starting in Buffalo, we will drive down to Cleveland, west to Detriot, and then back across Canada to Niagara Falls - just a couple days after Nik Wallenda crossed the falls on a tightrope. We've been to all these destinations before, but Alex hasn't - and he'll be adding 3 new states to his "been-there" list. Is it sad that we had to fly to Buffalo before he added PA to the list?
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):
Phone (Megan's Cell):
(will be checked as often as possible)
We'll be pumping images to this site whenever we feel like it, but if the camera appears frozen for a while, it's likely that we stopped someplace cool or are just too lazy to turn it on. Once we get into Canada, we'll have no internet whatsoever.
*** OUTBOUND ***
Nonstop Flight #1: Saturday, June 16, 2012 -
Southwest Airlines - Flight 3565 (Baltimore to Buffalo)
DEPART Baltimore, MD (BWI) at 8:05 AM
ARRIVE Buffalo, NY (BUF) at 9:10 AM
POSITION - Ryan: A38, Megan: A39
*** INBOUND ***
Nonstop Flight #1: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 -
Southwest Airlines - Flight 2595 (Buffalo to Baltimore)
DEPART Buffalo, NY (BUF) at 6:45 PM
ARRIVE Baltimore, MD (BWI) at 7:55 PM
POSITION - Ryan: TBD, Megan: TBD
Hotel: Night 1 - June 16, 2012
Residence Inn Cleveland Independence
5101 West Creek Road
Independence, OH 44131
Room Type: Studio, 1 King, Sofabed, Internet, Breakfast
Hotel: Night 2 - June 17, 2012
Residence Inn Detroit Warren
30120 Civic Center Blvd
Warren, MI 48093
Room Type: 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 Queen, Sofabed, Internet, Breakfast
Hotel: Night 3 - June 18, 2012
Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel
6740 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, L2G 3W6, Canada
Room Type: Superior Fallsview, 2 Queen, High floor, Fireplace
Car Rental: June 16 (9:00am) - Junw 19 (6:00pm)
Alamo Rent A Car
4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt
Buffalo, NY 14225
Car Type: Standard (Ford Fusion or similar)
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 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, June 16
After landing, we'll start our drive toward Cleveland, stopping at the Original American Kazoo Company, Presque Isle State Park, and the James a Garfield National Historical Site along the way. If all goes well, we should be at our hotel by 8pm!
Sunday, June 17
Monday, June 18
Tuesday, June 19
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 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.