Ryan, Megan, and Alex's New England Itinerary
Saturday, August 24, 2012 - Sunday, August 25, 2012
Howdy! It's been a very long time since we last flew into Manchester. In fact, it's been over 7 years! The problem is this: Since we aren't very creative any more, we are going to pretty much repeat that same June, 2005 trip... this time with Alex. At least it'll give him a chance to visit 3 new states, and we'll be able to reminisce about the olden days... Ahh...
All times are local to the particular city. All of this trip will take place in the Eastern Time Zone (duh...).
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 have no internet whatsoever.
*** OUTBOUND ***
Nonstop Flight: Saturday, August 24, 2012 -
Southwest Airlines - Flight 1897 (Baltimore to Manchester)
DEPART Baltimore, MD (BWI) at 6:25 AM
ARRIVE Manchester, NH (MHT) at 7:50 AM
POSITION - Ryan: A30, Megan: A32
*** INBOUND ***
Nonstop Flight: Sunday, August 25, 2012 -
Southwest Airlines - Flight 1877 (Manchester to Baltimore)
DEPART Manchester, NH (MHT) at 7:35 PM
ARRIVE Baltimore, MD (BWI) at 9:05 PM
POSITION - Ryan: TBD, Megan: TBD
Hotel: Night 1 - August 24, 2012
Residence Inn Hanover Lebanon
32 Centerra Parkway
Lebanon, NH 03766
Room Type: Studio Suite, 1 King, Complimentary Wi-Fi and Breakfast
Car Rental: August 24 (8:00am) - August 25 (7:00pm)
Dollar Rent A Car
Manchester, NH 03108
Car Type: Mid-size (Toyota Corolla 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, August 24
Today starts with a crazy-early morning after 3 hours of sleep! Our flight lands in Manchester  before we are typically awake on a Saturday - even with Alex! Our flight wasn't supposed to be this early, but Southwest changed their schedule on us. They offered to let us take the next flight out, but that would have been too late, so here we are... Anyway, we are planning to reverse the route of our last trip, this time starting with Maine . We'll cross the state line just to take a picture , and then we'll be off to the top of Mount Washington  by mid-day. Depending on how long we stay there and where we decide to get lunch, we may or may not visit Franconia Notch State Park, just like last time . From there, it's off to Vermont  for another Alex vs. state sign photo op. We might swing by Megan's great-grandparents' old log cabin , if it's still daylight. Otherwise, it's off to our hotel in Lebanon .
Sunday, August 25
Assuming we aren't completely exhausted, it's another early morning to catch the 8am mass at Sacred Heart  in Lebanon. From there, we head to the state capital of New Hampshire in Concord . After that, who knows. One option that came up at the last minute was to visit the city we hate the most: Boston . It turns out that Megan's siblings happen to be in Boston this same weekend, so we might even grab some lunch with family! After that, we'll head back up to Manchester  for our flight home. That's all, folks!
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.