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Ryan's Solo Las Vegas Itinerary
Sunday, February 28, 2016 - Saturday, March 5, 2016

Howdy! Allll byy myyseellfff... I'm headed to sin city for a week for work. Oh, woe is me! Actually, this trip, despite its length and location really is almost all work related. I'll be attending (and speaking at) a large, national conference at the Venetian hotel (of course, I'll be sampling a different Marriott hotel each evening, per usual). The conference is from Monday through Friday, starting early in the morning until late in the afternoon, followed by several group events. My only "free" time will be late in the evening, and early Monday and Saturday mornings. I do get to spend Friday afternoon with Peyton Manning, though, so it's not all bad - 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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*** OUTBOUND ***
  Flight 1/1 (nonstop): Sunday, February 28, 2016 -  TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 2002 (Washington to Las Vegas)
  DEPART Washington, DC (IAD) at 3:15 PM
  ARRIVE Las Vegas, NV (LAS) at 5:30 PM
  POSITION - Ryan: A26
  AIRCRAFT - Boeing 737-700

*** INBOUND ***
  Flight 1/1 (nonstop): Saturday, March 5, 2016 -  TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 2475 (Las Vegas to Washington)
  DEPART Las Vegas, NV (LAS) at 3:25 PM
  ARRIVE Washington, DC (IAD) at 10:55 PM
  AIRCRAFT - Boeing 737-700

Hotel: Night 1 - February 28, 2016
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
221 N Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Phone: 1-702-869-7777
Room Type: 1 Bedroom Junior Suite, 1 King, Garden view

Hotel: Night 2 - February 29, 2016
Residence Inn Las Vegas South
5875 Dean Martin Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Phone: 1-702-795-7378
Room Type: Studio, 1 King, Sofa bed

Hotel: Night 3 - March 1, 2016
Fairfield Inn & Suites Las Vegas South
5775 Dean Martin Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Phone: 1-702-895-9810
Room Type: Suite, 1 King, Sofa bed

Hotel: Night 4 - March 2, 2016
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 5 - March 3, 2016
SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center
2989 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 1-702-433-5880
Room Type: Suite, 1 King, Sofa bed

Hotel: Night 6 - March 4, 2016
Las Vegas Marriott
325 Convention Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 1-702-650-2000
Room Type: Guest room, 1 King, Sofa bed

Car Rental: February 28 (5:30 PM) - March 5 (3:30 PM)
Dollar Rent A Car
7135 Gilespie Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 1-866-434-2226
Car Type: Mid-Size SUV (Toyota Rav4 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.

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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Today starts with another drive to DC. This time, I'm headed even further away from home, as I fly out of Dulles airport (the only airport contracted with Southwest Airlines to Las Vegas for this fiscal year). On the way, I'll stop by Laurel to pick up a co-worker, who will join me for the outbound and return flight. We'll land in Las Vegas [1] in the evening, and most likely I'll head straight to my hotel [3] after dropping off my colleague at hers [2].

Monday, February 29, 2016
Today is the start of the conference [4] (and the rarely-seen 29th day of February). It begins later in the afternoon, so I'll likely take the morning to myself to explore the strip before getting all dressed up and kicking off the evening with Michael Dell and Sylvia Burwell. Then it's off to a new hotel for the night [5].

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
This is an all-day conference day [6]. No time for personal stuff here [7]!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
This is an all-day conference day [8]. Still no time for personal stuff here [9]!

Thursday, March 3, 2016
This is an all-day conference day [10]. And in the afternoon, I'll be presenting to a room of around 700 people! Yikes [11]!

Friday, March 4, 2016
This is the last day of the conference [12], and to keep people around, Peyton Manning will be speaking in the afternoon. And then the rest of the evening is free - a show, perhaps [13]?

Saturday, March 5, 2016
And just when I thought I might get some time to myself, it's time to come home [14]. Depending on how the week went (and how late I was out on Friday), I might try to get an early start to hike somewhere nearby. Otherwise, we fly out in the early afternoon, and the plane lands in Virginia late in the evening, so I won't actually be home until after midnight, early Sunday morning.

And if that's not good enough, I've got my 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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