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Ryan, Megan, Alex, and Katie's Tampa Itinerary
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - Monday, February 2, 2015

Howdy! After a chilly past few days with cold rain instead of record snow, it's time for these snowbirds to fly south! This time around, we're flying into Tampa, Florida, although it's really more of a trip to Orlando. In fact, all of our hotels are going to be in the same city - for 5 nights in a row! Perhaps a record for us! But, we'll still be in a different place each night. Why unpack and relax when you can re-pack your bags each morning and re-unpack (is that a word) every night?
~ Ryan

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

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You know the drill. If we have signal and feel like setting up the webcam, the pictures above will start changing.

*** OUTBOUND ***
  Flight 1/1 (nonstop): Wednesday, January 28, 2015 -  TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 1061 (Baltimore to Tampa)
  DEPART Baltimore, MD (BWI) at 5:25 PM
  ARRIVE Tampa, FL (TPA) at 8:00 PM
  POSITION - Ryan: A28, Megan: A31, Alex: A30, Katie: N/A
  AIRCRAFT - Boeing 737-700

*** INBOUND ***
  Flight 1/1 (nonstop): Monday, February 2, 2015 -  TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 700 (Tampa to Baltimore)
  DEPART Tampa, FL (TPA) at 7:15 PM
  ARRIVE Baltimore, MD (BWI) at 9:20 PM
  POSITION - Ryan: TBD, Megan: TBD, Alex: TBD, Katie: N/A
  AIRCRAFT - Boeing 737-300

Hotel: Night 1 - January 28, 2015
Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista
12191 South Apopka Vineland Road
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836
Phone: 1-407-239-1115
Room Type: Guest room, 1 King

Hotel: Night 2 - January 29, 2015
Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village
8615 Vineland Avenue
Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: 1-407-938-9001
Room Type: Guest room, 1 King

Hotel: Night 3 - January 30, 2015
Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel
5445 Forbes Place
Orlando, FL 32812
Phone: 1-407-240-1000
Room Type: Guest room, 1 King

Hotel: Night 4 - January 31, 2015
Marriott's Harbour Lake
7102 Grand Horizons Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: 1-407-465-6100
Room Type: Guest room, 1 King

Hotel: Night 5 - February 1, 2015
Marriott's Grande Vista
5925 Avenida Vista
Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: 1-407-238-7676
Room Type: 1 Bedroom Villa, 1 King

Car Rental: January 28 (8:00 PM) - February 2 (7:00 PM)
Alamo Rent A Car
4030 George J Bean Pkwy
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 1-888-826-6893
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.

Wednesday, January 28 Find more about Weather in Tampa, FL
Here we go! Our plane is coming from Boston, so hopefully we won't get delayed because of their recent blizzard! Assuming all goes well, we are flying down to Tampa in the evening, touching down around 8pm. From there, we grab our rental car and head straight to Orlando, where we'll spend the rest of the trip. Hey, it's a lot cheaper to fly into TPA than MCO!

Thursday, January 29 Find more about Weather in Orlando, FL
Today is going to be a jam-packed day. We should be leaving our hotel by around 7:30am so we can go to... Disney World! Gates open at 9am, so we'll be there a bit early to get there as soon as it opens. Our first stop is Magic Kingdom until around 3pm, and then we'll take the monorail over to Epcot to wrap up the day.

Friday, January 30 Find more about Weather in Orlando, FL
Today is going to be a jam-packed day. Wait, wasn't that yesterday? Or so we thought! Today, we'll be heading to Disney again, early in the morning. This time, we'll start at Animal Kingdom until around 1pm. From there, we go to Hollywood Studios for the afternoon. And, if time allows, and if our legs haven't turned to jello, we'll go back to Magic Kingdom to wrap up the day with a few fireworks. Our hotel is a bit further away tonight, all the way by Orlando's airport.

Saturday, January 31 Find more about Weather in Orlando, FL
Today is going to be a less-than-jam-packed day! Yay! But, it's still an early morning as we head just up the road from Disney to Universal Studios. We'll only go to one park this time around, specifically to Islands of Adventure. Once we are done there, we'll head to our next hotel for the evening.

Sunday, February 1 Find more about Weather in Orlando, FL
Today is another day at Universal Studios. This time, we'll be at the main resort for the entire day. Our goal is to wrap up the day a little early so we can get back to our hotel by around 6:30 to catch some of the Super Bowl. Or, at least Ryan will... that's why we have a 2-room suite for tonight!

Monday, February 2 Find more about Weather in Tampa, FL
And that's it! Time to head home! But first, since our flight is in the evening, we'll spend one more day at Universal Studios, since our tickets were buy-2-days-get-1-free. We will need to leave by around 2pm to make our drive back to Tampa. If time allows, we'll check out the gulf coast for a short time before heading to the airport for our flight home. If the forecast is right, it should be around 10 degrees when we land. Awesome!

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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