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Ryan, Megan, Alex, and Katie's Southwest IV Itinerary
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - Monday, November 16, 2015

Howdy! Well, it's been a whole two weeks, so I guess that means it's time for another trip. This will be our longest trip of the year, and the one that takes us farthest from home. We're starting out by flying into Las Vegas late in the evening, but we're only there for a quick nap before heading to Arizona and California for a few days. We'll end our trip back in Sin City before heading home late Monday evening. Despite 6 days and nights out west, it'll still be a whirlwind with several hours of driving on most days. But what else is new? Let's go!
~ Ryan

All times are local to the particular city. This trip will take place mostly in the Pacific Time Zone, which is 3 hours behind EST. Arizona is on Mountain time (2 hours behind).

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*** OUTBOUND ***
  Flight 1/1 (nonstop): Tuesday, November 10, 2015 -  TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 490 (Baltimore to Las Vegas)
  DEPART Baltimore, MD (BWI) at 5:00 PM
  ARRIVE Las Vegas, NV (LAS) at 7:30 PM
  POSITION - Ryan: A28, Megan: A29, Alex: A30, Katie: N/A
  AIRCRAFT - Boeing 737-800

*** INBOUND ***
  Flight 1/1 (nonstop): Monday, November 16, 2015 -  TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 2858 (Las Vegas to Baltimore)
  DEPART Las Vegas, NV (LAS) at 2:00 PM
  ARRIVE Baltimore, MD (BWI) at 9:30 PM
  POSITION - Ryan: TBD, Megan: TBD, Alex: TBD, Katie: N/A
  AIRCRAFT - Boeing 737-800

Hotel: Night 1 - November 10, 2015
Marriott's Grand Chateau
75 East Harmon Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 1-702-862-5600
Room Type: 1 Bedroom Villa, 1 King, Sofa bed

Hotel: Night 2 - November 11, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
15000 North Secret Springs Drive
Marana, AZ 85658 USA
Phone: 1-520-572-3000
Room Type: Guest room, 1 King, Front Drive View, Balcony

Hotel: Night 3 - November 12, 2015
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
888 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 1-760-322-6000
Room Type: Guest room, 2 Queen

Hotel: Night 4 - November 13, 2015
Costa Mesa Marriott
500 Anton Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 1-714-957-1100
Room Type: 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 King, Sofa bed

Hotel: Night 5 - November 14, 2015
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
221 N Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Phone: 1-702-869-7777
Room Type: 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 King

Hotel: Night 6 - November 15, 2015
Las Vegas Marriott
325 Convention Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 1-702-650-2000
Room Type: Guest room, 2 Queen

Car Rental: November 10 (7:30 PM) - November 16 (2:00 PM)
Alamo Rent A Car
7135 Gilespie Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 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.

Tuesday, November 10 Find more about Weather in Henderson, NV
Good LATE day! Today starts just as any other normal working day, but Megan and I are scheduled to take a off a couple hours early and then scramble to the airport to catch a 5pm flight out to the west coast. We land in Las Vegas around 10:30pm Eastern Time, so hopefully Alex and Katie can get some rest on the plane. Once we land, we spend our evening in one of our favorite hotels in Vegas.

Wednesday, November 11 Find more about Weather in Tucson, AZ
Happy Veterans Day! Today will be spent primarily in the car, driving south to Tucson, Arizona. We'll try to catch a state sign somewhere along the way and perhaps grab some early dinner in Phoenix. We don't have any major plans for the day, yet, but we are scheduled to spend the night at the Ritz-Carlton! So, we'll try to get there a bit early and have some time to check out the resort. And, hopefully catch up on some sleep!

Thursday, November 12 Find more about Weather in Palm Springs, CA
We won't have much time to be puttin' on the Ritz today, as we have a ton a driving to do. We'll try to get an early start and check out southern Arizona - something none of us have done so far, if you can believe it. We'll get down to the Mexico border sometime after noon, and try to imagine what things will look like when President Trump builds his wall next year. From there, it's off to LA! It'll be a long drive in the late evening on a dark desert highway. Perhaps I'll keep the windows open to stay awake and have the cool wind in my hair. I might even smell colitas, rising up through the air. Eventually, up ahead in the distance, we'll see a shimmering light, as my head grows heavy and my sight grows dim. We'll stop for the night at a hotel in California. It's such a lovely place, although after staying at the Ritz the night before, I think our minds will be Tiffany-twisted. OK, that's enough!

Friday, November 13 Find more about Weather in Los Angeles, CA
It's Friday the 13th! We'll check-out of our hotel at a time we like, but I have a feeling we can never leave. But, assuming we can, today will be spend wandering the streets of LA. At the time of this writing, we don't have any definite plans for the day, so we'll see what happens! Eventually, we spend the night a little closer to the city.

Saturday, November 14 Find more about Weather in Henderson, NV
It's the weekend! Which, unfortunately means we'll have to start heading back east. Once again, we don't have any major plans for the day, but sometime in the afternoon (presumably after the morning rush), we'll make the 4-hour drive to Las Vegas again.

Sunday, November 15 Find more about Weather in Henderson, NV
It's time to wake up in Vegas, baby! We'll have the whole day to run through this town, and what happens here stays here. So, I have nothing else to write for this day... or perhaps I just haven't planned anything yet.

Monday, November 16 Find more about Weather in Henderson, NV
Wait, it's over? Yep! After grabbing some brekkie at our hotel, we'll head to the airport around noon, local time, to catch our evening flight back home. We land just before 10pm, so once again, we'll have time tired kiddos to take care of. And then, reality hits the next day. 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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