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Travel Plans, Lodging info, Directions, & other useful stuff

We promised eventual details... here they are :-)

Hotel Reservation Information
We reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott in Christiana DE. The cost is $74 / night + about 9% in taxes. The Christiana Mall is right around the corner & all guest rooms feature high speed Internet access. This page gives you full details about the hotel, amenities, local attractions, & resturants. You can reach the hotel by calling 302-456-3800 or the Marriott National Reservation Line at 800-321-2211. You can also make reservations online at Marriott.com using group code JCwJCwA for a room with a King Size Bed, or group code JCwJCwB for a room with two Queen Size Beds. You can also just call and give Group Code JCwJCwA or JCwJCwB or just say you would like a room in the "Jones-Cope Wedding Block." Give them the nights you'd like the room for... your smoking preference... and if you want a king or a double queen room, and then they'll take your credit card information and that should be it.

Courtyard Newark Christiana, 302-456-3800
48 Geoffrey Drive, Newark, DE 19713

Directions from New England.
- Mass Pike West to 84 South
- 84 South to 684 South
- 684 South to 87 West
- 287 West to where it joins 87 West
- from 87/287 West, cross over the Tapenzee Bridge in NYC
- take the Garden State Parkway South
- Take the NJ Turnpike (I-95) South to the bottom
- Cross into Delaware at the Delaware Memorial Bridge (I-295)
- Follow signs for 95 south to go the hotel or exit on Route 13 south to go directly to the church.

- Click here for a map to the Hotel from I-95 South Bound if you are coming from New England.
- Click here for a map to the Hotel from I-95 South Bound (Closeup of Exit). Take 95 south. (If you come from PA, use the 495 bypass around wilmington.) Continue on 95 South. Get off at Exit 4B and bear Right at the top of the ramp on route 58 West. At the light, turn left like you are going to Toys R US and then follow the signs in the parking lot to the Courtyard.

- Click here for a map to the Hotel from I-95 North Bound if you are coming from Maryland. Take 95 north. Get off at Exit 4B and take route 7, Route 1 North. Cross over route 58 and take your first right. At the light, stay straight like you are going to Toys R US and then follow the signs in the parking lot to the Courtyard.

Click here for a map from Southern New Jersey
Click here for a map of the 295 & 13 interchange
Click here for a map of the 95 / 495 / 295 & 141 interchange

Local Airports
You have four choices of where you fly into... Links take you to web pages with maps & terminal information
- (N57) New Garden Airport - Small Planes Pilots Only
- (ILG) New Castle County Airport - very close & cheap, but limited service unless you fly a plane
- (BWI) Baltimore International Airport - Less expensive than Philly, 1.5 hour drive
- (PHL) Philadelphia International Airport - Bookoo Bucks... 1 hour drive

Tracey's Graduation - you are all invited
Tracey graduates Saturday, May 8th from Eastern University. Graduation will be at 10 AM. If you want a chair, be there 1 hour early. If you plan to bring your own chair, show up whenever you want, but budget 10-15 minutes to walk from the remote parking lots around campus over to Doane. No tickets are nessisary unless it rains... if that occurs, Tracey gets two or three tickets for family to get into the gym & the rest of us can watch a video feed in overflow rooms around campus.
| - Directions to Eastern
| - Campus Map
| - - Graduation is in front of building #14
| - - If it rains, Graduation will be in #6 & overflow in #18
| - - Parking can be found in lot #5, #18, & #21
| - - Handicap parking can be found in lot #14

Wedding Date, Time & Location
Because you have shared in our lives, by your friendship and your love, we’d like you to join us, for this day of new beginnings, when Drew and Tracey exchange marriage vows and begin our new life together. Two lives, two hearts, joined together in friendship united forever with Christ in love and purpose. You are invited to join in worship, and witness our vows, on...

Sunday, May 9th 2004 at 2:30 pm
Asbury United Methodist Church
300 E. Basin Road
New Castle DE 19720

Click here for a map from MD, DE & PA
Click here for a map of the 95 / 495 / 295 & 141 interchange

Click here for a map from New Jersey
Click here for a map of the 295 & 13 interchange

Click here for a map of New Castle
Click here for a map of the church

Click here for a map from New London to Asbury
- Take 896 to Newark & turn left on Cleaveland Ave.
- At the end of the car dealerships, turn right on Route 2 / Route 72.
- Turn Left on 273 East by the Post Office. Take 273 to 95 North.
- Exit 95 for 141 South. Stay straight through a series of lights.
- Cross over route 13 and turn left into AUMC's Parking Lot.

Reception Information
You are also invited to come and celebrate our union at a reception following the ceremony at Bellevue State Park. The barbeque reception will be outdoors. Activities will include horseshoes, volleyball & Ultimate Frisbee (so bring your cleats, disc & a light & a dark). The park charges a small per vehicle fee ($5). Carpooling is encouraged. Pray for great weather & bring a change a clothes (cause Drew's not laying out in a tux, nor Tracey in a dress). We're gonna be comfortable, so you should be too. There are facilities at the park, or you can change at the church while we finish pictures. Our guess... is ceremony will be an hour, pictures are 20-30 minutes, 20 minute drive, Reception will probably start close to 4:30pm... but that's a guess. In any case... come prepared to have a great time!

Our initial thoughts are that this will go until dusk / dark... cause it's hard to do an outdoor thing in the dark.... unless we did a campfire... and now that you mention it, that would be cool... though I doubt the park will allow it... so we'll probably jet as it gets dark... which I'm guessing is 8:00-8:30ish... but I really have no idea... I have to find a calendar that will tell me that kind of stuff... and we'll have to see how the honeymoon travel plans play out... We just haven't looked yet.

Click here for a map from Asbury UMC to Bellevue
Click here for detailed map of the exit & the park

Directions from Asbury UMC to Bellevue State Park
- Leave the church and head North on Route 13... use the a back road out of the parking lot next to wilmington college & turn right on 13.
- Stay straight onto Ramp towards I-295 / US-40 / I-95
- Take Ramp (RIGHT of 13) onto I-295 towards I-95 / Wilmington / Baltimore
- Turn LEFT where ramp splits onto Ramp towards I-95
- Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-95 North [US-202] towards I-95 / US-202 / Wilmington
- At exit 9, turn RIGHT onto Ramp towards Route 3 / Marsh Rd
- Keep LEFT to stay on Ramp towards Route 3 / Marsh Rd North
- Turn left at the stop sign and proceed to light at Marsh Road.
- At the light, stay STRAIGHT crossing Marsh Road, onto Carr Rd.
- Keep RIGHT to stay on Carr Rd where on Ramp to 95 N branches off to the right.
- Turn Right into Park.
- Pay the Park Ranger the entrance fee or hand them your previously purchased parking pass and proceed straight.
- Go past the offices and the parking lot on the right for the ampetheater.
- Travel to the end of what is labled Bellevue Hill Road (on the map). There you'll see the recycle bins (feel free to drop stuff off).
- Park in this large parking lot. You'll see the Hunter Barn, the Green Figure-8 Barn & the picnic tables at the far end of the lot.

Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Road
Wilmington DE 19808
Click here for a confusing park map

And if you don't like our choice of hotels, here are some others you can pick from.
You can Google Search the names and cities and find them pretty quick.
1 Fairfield Inn By ...

2 Hawthorn Suites Newark ...

3 Best Western Delaware ...

4 Comfort Suites Newark

5 Residence Inn By ...

6 Red Roof Inn Wilmington

7 Holiday Inn NEWARK ...

8 Hampton Inn Wilmington/N ...

9 Courtyard by Marriott ...

10 Days Inn - Wilmington/Ne ...

12 Comfort Inn Newark

13 Hilton Wilmington/Christ ...

14 Country Inn & Suites by ...

16 Homewood Stes Newark ...

17 Homestead Newark ...

Drew & Tracey received their Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry from Eastern University in 2001 & 2004.

We minister with the Ground Zero Youth Ministry and Cross Fire / Image Quest.