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EarthQuest Theme Park Plans to Double Size of Proposed Resort

Developers of EarthQuest, the proposed 500-acre family theme park north of Houston say they are in discussions to close on a new plot of land twice the size of the original plot.

Contour Development, the Los Angeles-based company proposing the project has not yet confirmed the exact location of the park, but they do say the East Montgomery County is the general area.

“We are working like crazy to get all the little pieces in place,” said Contour President Chris Brown. “This site is more than twice the size of the one we had before.”

EarthQuest theme park would be seven times larger than AstroWorld, with 50 attractions, including rides that simulate being inside a volcano, an ice cave, as well as roller coasters. The theme park will stress environmental stewardship and include a 12-acre water park made from a retreating glacier to an animal park that includes threatened species and a ride through a land with a fiery volcano and life-sized dinosaurs.

2014 Spring Training – Arizona’s Cactus League

Spring is in the air and spring training has begun. Arizona is the home of Major League Baseball’s Cactus League spring training 2014.

Spring training typically lasts about six weeks, starting in mid February and running until just before the season opening day (and often right at the end of spring training, some teams will play spring training games on the same day other teams have opening day of the season), traditionally the first week of April. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training first because pitchers benefit from a longer training period. A few days later, the position players arrive and team practice begins. Team members normally wear their batting practice uniforms for the duration of spring training and only wear their normal jerseys beginning on Opening Day.

Below you’ll find 2014 Spring Training park information, maps, and home game schedules for all the teams. Catch a game!

 

Cactus League

 

Maryvale Baseball Park

3600 North 51st Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85031
Spring training home of the Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule
 
DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, March 11:05 PMLos Angeles Dodgers
Monday, march 31:05 PMChicago Cubs
Wednesday, March 51:05 PMOakland Athletics
Thursday, March 61:05 PMColorado Rockies
Friday, March 71:05 PMSan Diego Padres
Saturday, March 81:05 PMKansas City Royals
Monday, March 101:05 PMChicago White Sox
Friday, March 141:05 PMArizona Diamondbacks
Saturday, March 151:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Monday, March 171:05 PMChicago White Sox
Tuesday, March 181:05 PMTexas Rangers
Saturday, March 221:05 PMLos Angeles Angels
Tuesday, March 251:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Thursday, March 2712:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Cubs Park

2330 West Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Spring training home of the Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, February 271:05 PMArizona Diamondbacks
Saturday, March 51:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Sunday, March 21:05 PMKansas City Royals
Tuesday, March 41:05 PMOakland Athletics
Wednesday, March 51:05 PMColorado Rockies
Friday, March 71:05 PMCleveland Indians
Sunday, March 91:05 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Tuesday, March 111:05 PMColorado Rockies
Friday, March 141:05 PMLos Angeles Dodgers
Sunday, March 161:05 PMCleveland Indians
Monday, March 171:05 PMLos Angeles Angels
Thursday, March 201:05 PMSeattle Mariners
Saturday, March 221:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Monday, March 241:05 PMSan Diego Padres
Tuesday, March 251:05 PMLos Angeles Angles
Thursday, March 2712:05 PMChicago White Sox
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Goodyear Ballpark

1933 South Ballpark Way, Goodyear, Arizona 85338
Spring training home of the Cincinnati Red and the Cleveland Indians

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Cincinnati Reds Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, February 261:05 PMCleveland Indians
Thursday, February 271:05 PMCleveland Indians
Friday, February 281:05 PMCleveland Indians
Saturday, March 11:05 PMColorado Rockies
Monday, March 31:05 PMSeattle Mariners
Wednesday, March 57:05 PMLos Angeles Dodgers
Friday, March 71:05 PMChicago White Sox
Saturday, March 81:05 PMChicago Cubs
Tuesday, March 111:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Friday, March 147:05 PMTexas Rangers
Sunday, March 161:05 PMOakland Athletics
Monday, March 171:05 PMCleveland Indians
Thursday, March 201:05 PMTexas Rangers
Friday, March 211:05 PMKansas City Royals
Sunday, March 231:05 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Monday, March 241:05 PMCleveland Indians
Thursday, March 2712:05 PMArizona Diamondbacks
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Cleveland Indians Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, February 261:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Friday, February 281:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Sunday, March 21:05 PMSeattle Mariners
Tuesday, March 41:05 PMChicago White Sox
Thursday, March 61:05 PMChicago Cubs
Sunday, March 91:05 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Monday, March 101:05 PMLos Angeles Angles
Wednesday, March 121:05 PMSan Diego Padres
Thursday, March 131:05 PMKansas City Royals
Saturday, March 151:05 PMArizona Diamondbacks
Tuesday, March 187:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Wednesday, March 191:05 PMOakland Athletics
Saturday, March 221:05 PMColorado Rockies
Tuesday, March 251:05 PMTexas Rangers
Wednesday, March 261:05 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Camelback Ranch Stadium

10710 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85037
Spring training home of the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers

Chicago White Sox Los Angeles Dodgers

Chicago White Sox Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
 Date Time Opponent
Friday, February 281:05 PMLos Angeles Dodgers
Saturday, March 11:05 PMCleveland Indians
Monday, March 31:05 PMKansas City Royals
Wednesday, March 51:05 PMSan Diego Padres
Thursday, March 61:05 PMSeattle Mariners
Saturday, March 81:05 PMArizona Diamondbacks
Tuesday, March 111:05 PMTexas Rangers
Friday, March 141:05 PMCleveland Indians
Saturday, March 157:05 PMLos Angeles Dodgers
Tuesday, March 181:05 PMOakland Athletics
Wednesday, March 191:05 PMLos Angeles Angels
Friday, March 211:05 PMChicago Cubs
Saturday, March 221:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Tuesday, March 251:05 PMColorado Rockies
Wednesday, March 261:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
 Date Time Opponent
Thursday, February 271:05 PMArizona Diamondbacks
Friday, February 281:05 PMChicago White Sox
Sunday, March 21:05 PMSan Diego Padres
Tuesday, March 41:05 PMSeattle Mariners
Friday, March 71:05 PMTexas Rangers
Saturday, March 87:05 PMSeattle Mariners
Sunday, March 91:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Monday, March 101:05 PMOakland Athletics
Wednesday, March 121:05 PMArizona Diamondbacks
Thursday, March 131:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Saturday, March 151:05 PMSan Diego Padres
Saturday, March 157:05 PMChicago White Sox
Sunday, March 16 1:05 PMColorado Rockies
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Peoria Sports Complex

6101 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria, Arizona 85382
Spring training home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners

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San Diego Padres Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
DateTimeOpponent
Friday, February 281:05 PMSeattle Mariners
Sunday, March 21:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Tuesday, March 41:05 PMArizona Diamondbacks
Thursday, March 61:05 PMTexas Rangers
Saturday, March 81:05 PMCleveland Indians
Tuesday, March 111:05 PMOakland Athletics
Thursday, March 131:05 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Friday, March 141:05 PMLos Angeles Angels
Sunday, March 161:05 PMKansas City Royals
Monday, March 171:05 PMColorado Rockies
Thursday, March 207:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Saturday, March 221:05 PMChicago White Sox
Tuesday, March 257:05 PMChicago Cubs
Wednesday, March 2612:05 PMKansas City Royals
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

Seattle Mariners Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, February 271:05 PMSan Diego Padres
Saturday, March 11:05 PMAngles
Monday, March 31:05 PMColorado Rockies
Wednesday, March 51:05 PMCleveland Indians
Friday, March 71:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Sunday, March 91:05 PMTexas Rangers
Monday, March 101:05 PMKansas City Royals
Wednesday, March 127:05 PMChicago Cubs
Saturday, March 151:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Tuesday, March 187:05 PMSan Diego Padres
Wednesday, March 191:05 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Friday, March 217:05 PMSan Diego Padres
Sunday, March 231:05 PMOakland Athletics
Monday, March 241:05 PMChicago White Sox
Friday, March 287:05 PMColorado Rockies
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Phoenix Municipal Stadium

5999 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008
Spring training home of the Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics

 Oakland Athletics Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponents
Thursday, March 271:05 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Friday, February 281:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Saturday, March 11:05 PMTexas Rangers
Monday, March 31:05 PMLos Angeles Dodgers
Tuesday, March 41:05 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Friday, March 71:05 PMArizona Diamondbacks
Sunday, March 91:05 PMChicago White Sox
Wednesday, March 121:05 PMKansas City Royals
Thursday, March 137:05 PMColorado Rockies
Saturday, March 151:05 PMTexas Rangers
Monday, March 171:05 PMChicago Cubs
Saturday, March 221:05 PMSeattle Mariners
Sunday, March 231:05 PMChicago Cubs
Tuesday, March 251:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Wednesday, March 2612:05 PMLos Angeles Angles
Saturday, March 291:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Tempe Diablo Stadium

2200 West Alameda Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85282
Spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels

Los Angeles Angles

Los Angeles Angels Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Friday, February 281:05 PMChicago Cubs
Sunday, March 21:05 PMOakland Athletics
Tuesday, March 41:05 PMTexas Rangers
Thursday, March 61:05 PMLos Angeles Dodgers
Friday, March 71:05 PMChicago Cubs
Saturday, March 81:05 PMArizona Diamondbacks
Sunday, March 91:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Tuesday, March 111:05 PMSeattle Mariners
Wednesday, March 121:05 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Thursday, March 131:05 PMChicago White Sox
Sunday, March 161:05 PMSeattle Mariners
Monday, March 171:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Friday, March 211:05 PMKansas City Royals
Sunday, March 231:05 PMCleveland Indians
Monday, March 241:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Suprise Stadium

15930 North Bullard Avenue, Surprise, Arizona 85374
Spring training home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers

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Kansas City Royals Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, February 272:05 PMTexas Rangers
Saturday, March 12:05 PMSan Diego Padres
Tuesday, March 42:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Thursday, March 62:05 PMChicago White Sox
Friday, March 72:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Sunday, March 93:05 PMColorado Rockies
Tuesday, March 113:05 PMLos Angeles Dodgers
Friday, March 143:05 PMOakland Athletics
Saturday, March 153:05 PMChicago Cubs
Monday, March 178:05 PMTexas Rangers
Wednesday, March 198:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Thursday, March 203:05 PMLos Angeles Angles
Saturday, March 223:05 PMTexas Rangers
Tuesday, March 258:05 PMSeattle Mariners
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

Texas Rangers Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
DateTimeOpponent
Friday, February 281:05 PMKansas City Royals
Sunday, March 21:05 PMChicago White Sox
Monday, March 31:05 PMCleveland Indians
Wednesday, March 51:05 PMColorado Rockies
Saturday, March 81:05 PMLos Angeles Dodgers
Monday, March 101:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Wednesday, March 121:05 PMLos Angeles Angles
Thursday, March 136:05 PMSan Francisco Giants
Sunday, March 161:05 PMChicago White Sox
Tuesday, March 187:05 PMChicago Cubs
Friday, March 211:05 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Sunday, March 231:05 PMSan Diego Padres
Monday, March 241:05 PMOakland Athletics
Wednesday, March 2612:05 PMSeattle Mariners
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Scottsdale Stadium

7408 East Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Spring training home of the San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, February 261:05 PMOakland Athletics
Friday, February 281:05 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Sunday, March 21:05 PMArizona Diamondbacks
Monday, March 31:05 PMSan Diego Padres
Wednesday, March 51:05 PMLos Angeles Angles
Thursday, March 61:05 PMCincinnati Reds
Saturday, March 81:05 PMSeattle Mariners
Sunday, March 91:05 PMGiants Future Stars
Monday, March 101:05 PMChicago Cubs
Wednesday, March 121:05 PMChicago White Sox
Friday, March 141:05 PMColorado Rockies
Saturday, March 153:05 PMOakland Athletics
Sunday, March 161:05 PMCleveland Indians
Friday, March 216:35 PMOakland Athletics
Sunday, March 231:05 PMKansas City Royals
Wednesday, March 261:05 PMColorado Rockies
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

7555 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies

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Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, February 261:10 PMLos Angeles Dodgers
Friday, February 281:10 PMColorado Rockies
Saturday, March 11:10 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Saturday, March 17:10 PMChicago Cubs
Monday, March 31:10 PMLos Angeles Angels
Monday, March 37:10 PMColorado Rockies
Wednesday, March 51:10 PMKansas City Royals
Thursday, March 61:10 PMOakland Athletics
Sunday, March 91:10 PMSan Diego Padres
Monday, March 107:10 PMSeattle Mariners
Tuesday, March 111:10 PMCleveland Indians
Thursday, March 131:10 PMSeattle Mariners
Sunday, March 161:10 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Wednesday, March 261:10 PMChicago Cubs
Thursday, March 271:10 PMCleveland Indians
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

Colorado Rockies Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
DateTimeOpponent
Sunday, March 21:10 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Tuesday, March 41:10 PMSan Francisco Giants
Friday, March 71:10 PMLos Angeles Angels
Saturday, March 81:10 PMOakland Athletics
Monday, March 101:10 PMSan Diego Padres
Wednesday, March 121:10 PMCincinnati Reds
Wednesday, March 127:10 PMArizona Diamondbacks
Friday, March 146:40 PMSeattle Mariners
Saturday, March 151:10 PMLos Angeles Angels
Wednesday, March 196:40 PMChicago Cubs
Thursday, March 201:10 PMMilwaukee Brewers
Friday, March 211:10 PMCleveland Indians
Saturday, March 221:10 PMSeattle Mariners
Sunday, March 231:10 PMChicago White Sox
Monday, March 241:10 PMKansas City Royals
Saturday, March 2912:10 PMSeattle Mariners
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

Dates, times and teams subject to change. All times MST.

Best Family-Friendly Spring Break Destinations

Spring Break Destinations: Most of the time when you think of “Spring Break” you imagine hoards of 20-something hell-raisers as far as the eye can see. Everyone deserves a spring break, especially families. We’ve rated the 5 best “family-friendly” destinations for 2014.

1. Orlando, Florida

Now, be honest. Can you really list family friendly destinations without including Orlando. More specifically, we’ve selected the International Drive area. Situated in the heart of tourist country, “I-Drive” has literally hundreds of family-friendly lodging, dining and attraction options, with more on the way.

You’re a short drive from Disney, Universal Studios and Seaworld, not to mention dozen of minor attractions within walking distance. Wet and Wild, Dave and Busters, Titanic – The Experience, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, helicopter rides, the list goes on and on.

Recommended Family-Friendly lodging in Orlando, Florida:

2. San Diego, California

If you’re looking for a day at the beach, San Diego is the place. With more than 70 miles of beach, the kids will have a ball. But San Diego is so much more than just beaches. Balboa Park offers a collection of museums you’ll not soon forget. The whole family will love a visit to the San Diego Zoo or Seaworld.  San Diego is a city small enough to feel manageable jet large enough to offer plenty of entertainment and lodging.

Recommended Family-Friendly lodging in San Diego:

3. Hilton Head, South Carolina

While Myrtle Beach has the college spring breakers, families head further south down the coast to Hilton Head, a 12-mile-long, five-mile-wide island with 14 miles of sandy beaches, world-class golf courses, and more than 100 miles of bike paths. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, Hilton Head is just for you.

There are plenty of accommodation options here, from renting a private home to family-friendly hotels to beachside resorts. Hilton Head is a great base for exploring the area… a day trip to Savannah or Charleston will give you a taste of the Old South.

Recommended Family-Friendly lodging in Hilton Head:

4. New York, New York

Who says Spring Break needs to warm weather and sandy beaches? Why not visit the city that never sleeps and show the kids a great time. There is not another place on the face of the earth that has as much to see and do as the Big Apple. Museums, landmarks, entertainment, restaurants, parks, shopping and sports… do you really think you’ll be bored?

Must do’s include the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art. The kids will get a bit of education without even knowing it.

Recommended Family-Friendly lodging in New York City:

5. Washington, DC

Washington in the spring is an excellent spring destination. The weather is great for exploring this city and all it has to offer.  Take the kids and discover the history and culture of downtown DC. From the Smithsonian museums to national monuments and memorials, everything is relatively close. Just hop on a bus and take a tour of the city’s sites for an American history adventure.

Be sure to take a walk through Georgetown, a historic waterfront location that’s always fun and exciting. Each spring the very popular Cherry Blossom Festival takes place. The blossoms are simply breathtaking and definitely worth a view.

Recommended Family-Friendly lodging in Washington, DC:

Disney Breaks Ground on New Avatar Theme Park

Construction has begun on the largest expansion in the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Avatar’s Pandora, an all-new land that includes a new after-dark spectacular centered around Discovery River, new nighttime entertainment including live performers on Discovery Island and a new night version of Kilimanjaro Safaris.

The multi-year expansion will give guests a chance to experience Pandora, including floating mountains, plants that glow at night and a chance to ride a banshee.

Great Overnight Stop: Junction, Texas – Halfway Point Between LA and Jacksonville

What makes a great overnite stop? Consider this… you’ve traveled all day, you’re tired, hungry, the kids are wired… you get the picture. What you really need right about then is that perfect overnite stop… an exit where you feel safe and comfortable… an exit with a good mix of accommodations and a variety of eating places… not just fast food. And, maybe a little shopping later before you get back to the motel. The next morning you can gas up nearby and head out. Everything you need conveniently located right off the exit! That’s a great overnite stop!

Junction, Texas… more specifically I-10 exit 456 is the midway point of Interstate 10. It’s halfway between Los Angeles, California and Jacksonville, Florida. There really isn’t too much east or west of Junction in the way of services, so this makes for a great overnight stopover if you’re planning on making that trip in two days.

Here are a list of services within 1 mile of Texas I-10. exit 456:

Food: Church’s Chicken, Cooper’s Bar-B-Q and Grill, Come n’ Git It Restaurant, Dairy Queen, JR’s Restaurant, Lum’s Bar-B-Q, McDonald’s, Pizza Pro, Sonic, Tia Nena’s Mexican Cafe

Gas: Big Star, Chevron, Conoco, Exxon, Fina, Lum’s, Shell, Valero

Lodging: America’s Best Value Inn, Best Western, Lazy T Motel, Motel 6, Rodeway Inn

Shopping: Plumley’s Country Store, True Value Hardware

Attractions: to South Llano River State Park, Kimball Hospital, Kimball County Airport