Archives for June 2012

Scott Robarge Merced California the Gateway to Yosemite

Scott Robarge Merced California is known as the gateway to Yosemite.  By travelling the original route along Highway 140, established in 1926, visitors can experience 1,170 miles of nature’s most awe-inspiring scenery in Yosemite National Park.  The route from Merced to Yosemite was the very first route bringing travelers from the valley along the Merced River Canyon.

Highlights of any visit to Yosemite National Park include Half Dome, El Capitan, Tuolumne Meadows, Bridalveil and Yosemite Falls.  If you love outdoor sports, you must try the amazing rock climbing, river rafting, bicycling, or snowshoeing or skiing in the winter at one of the most majestic destinations in the United States.

Yosemite National Park boasts a rich and colorful history.  The Ahwahneechee Indians lived there for centuries.   Later European settlers arrived in the mid-1800s. The rugged land made it hard for travelers to complete the arduous journey to Yosemite Valley by horseback or covered wagon.  President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill in 1864 bill that granted Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to the California.  The naturalist and preservationist John Muir helped advocate for the creation of Yosemite National Park in 1890.  In 1907, construction was completed on the Yosemite Valley Railroad that went from Merced to El Portal and made it possible for tourists to experience the Valley.  Today, 3.5 million people enter Yosemite National Park every year to explore the beautiful scenery and picturesque landscape.

National Park Entrance Fees are $20.00 per car or you can purchase an individual pass for $10.00.

Scott Robarge : Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Provides Insight into America’s Beloved Game

June 2, 2012 Louisville, Kentucky: the birthplace of the iconic Louisville Slugger bat. To baseball lovers everywhere, the Louisville Slugger is more than the official bat of Major League Baseball. It’s a window to a rich history of a beloved game. The museum gives visitors a unique view into the sport of baseball from the perspective of the game’s most valuable tool: the Louisville Slugger bat. The museum shows visitors how the sport has evolved over the last 100 plus years, in addition to celebrating the thrill of the game.

The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory calls Louisville home, and allows visitors the opportunity to learn about the importance of the Louisville Slugger in baseball’s history. Visitors can experience engaging exhibits featuring unique baseball memorabilia, and can tour the factory where the bats are actually made. Visitors can’t miss the museum building; they’re encouraged to keep an eye out for the World’s Biggest Bat casually leaning against the museum building. Visitors also can take advantage of the opportunity of their visit to get their very own personalized Louisville Slugger.

The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory boasts many unique exhibits. One such exhibit features a bat once used by George “Mule” Suttles, one of the Negro League’s best players. Another exhibit, “Ballparks: From Classic Cathedrals to Concrete Donuts,” juxtaposes the classic baseball photography of Jim Dow with rare artifacts borrowed from The Baseball Hall of Fame.

Over two million people have walked through the halls of the museum and factory since its inception, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Louisville. A record number of visitors graced the museum’s halls in 2011, with 238,912 baseball fans gaining a fun, educational and memorable experience.

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Scott Robarge : Louisville 2012 Football Schedule

June 1, 2012 The University of Louisville Cardinals released their 2012 football schedule. The Big East contenders will play seven games in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, their home field.

The season-opener against arch-rival Kentucky on September 1 kicks off what is expected to be a great season.  On September 15, the North Carolina Tar Heels come to town.  The Cardinals will be looking for redemption following their heartbreaking 14-7 loss to the Tar Heels last season.  The Cardinals will open Big East competition on the road on October 13, when the Cardinals face the Pittsburgh Panthers.  New Big East competitor, the Temple Owls, will face the Cardinals on November 3. This is the first time these two teams will meet since the 2006 season.  The Cardinals will face Rutgers during their regular season closer on November 29.

You can find the full Louisville Football season schedule below:

2012 University of Louisville Football Schedule
Date Opponent Time Location
Sept. 1 KENTUCKY TBA Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Sept. 8 MISSOURI STATE TBA Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Sept. 15 NORTH CAROLINA (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) TBA Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Sept. 22 at FIU TBA Miami, Fla.
Sept. 29 at Southern Miss TBA Hattiesburg, Miss.
Oct. 6 OPEN
Oct. 13 at Pittsburgh* TBA Pittsburgh, Pa.
Oct. 20 USF* TBA Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Oct. 26 (Fri) CINCINNATI* (ESPN/ESPN2) 8:00 p.m. Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Nov. 3 TEMPLE* TBA Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Nov. 10 at Syracuse* TBA Syracuse, N.Y.
Nov. 17 OPEN
Nov. 24 CONNECTICUT* TBA Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Nov 29 (Thur.) at Rutgers* (ESPN) 7:30 p.m. Piscataway, N.J.
* denotes BIG EAST Conference game

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