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Program #7193RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Mar 10 — Mar 15, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Services include complimentary parking, weekday USA Today, on-site National/Alamo car rental desk, gift shop, room service and guest valet/laundry services. Also complimentary 24-hour BusinessLink business center with wireless high-speed internet access computer, printing and copying services. Including complimentary manager reception and make to order breakfast.

Contact info:
2577 West Greenway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85023 USA
phone: 602-375-1777
web: www.phoenixnorth.embassysuites.com

Room amenities: Enjoy the convenience of two flat screen television, two telephone lines, refigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, iron with ironing board, hair dryer, and well-lit work area. Complimentary High-speed Wi-Fi access available including PrinterOn, allowing you to print from your laptop.

Facility amenities: Kick back under the cloudless desert sky before taking a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool or relax in the hot tub. Work-out in the fully-equipped fitness center or just soothe tired muscles in the whirlpool while sipping a drink from the Cabana pool bar. Savor delicious Cajun specialties at LaFitte’s restaurant, the perfect place to catch up with friends and colleagues.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: AAA/AARP rate
Be sure to request the AAA/AARP rate for additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 10 - Check-In and Program Registration/Orientation
Afternoon: Please arrive at the hotel to register at 4:30pm. Check into your room at the front desk and then register with Road Scholar staff in the Main lobby. You will then have until 6:00 PM to settle into your room. Please note, this itinerary is TENTATIVE and instructors, classes, games, and schedules are subject to change. If a game is rained out, there is no refund.

Dinner: Meals unless otherwise indicated. They may be at the hotel or out at a local restaurant. Please arrive at the time indicated on your itinerary.

Evening: After dinner we will have Orientation. This will provide you with information about the hotel, program itinerary, instructors, venues and on site staff. This is also a good opportunity to ask questions!

Lodging: Embassy Suites

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Services include complimentary parking, weekday USA Today, on-site National/Alamo car rental desk, gift shop, room service and guest valet/laundry services. Also complimentary 24-hour BusinessLink business center with wireless high-speed internet access computer, printing and copying services. Including complimentary manager reception and make to order breakfast.

Contact info:
2577 West Greenway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85023 USA
phone: 602-375-1777
web: www.phoenixnorth.embassysuites.com

Room amenities: Enjoy the convenience of two flat screen television, two telephone lines, refigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, iron with ironing board, hair dryer, and well-lit work area. Complimentary High-speed Wi-Fi access available including PrinterOn, allowing you to print from your laptop.

Facility amenities: Kick back under the cloudless desert sky before taking a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool or relax in the hot tub. Work-out in the fully-equipped fitness center or just soothe tired muscles in the whirlpool while sipping a drink from the Cabana pool bar. Savor delicious Cajun specialties at LaFitte’s restaurant, the perfect place to catch up with friends and colleagues.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: AAA/AARP rate
Be sure to request the AAA/AARP rate for additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 11 - Baseball Stories/Ballgame 1/Baseball in Movies/Sp...
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental with a different options daily. Come down by the time indicated on the intinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Hear from a sportswriter on how he "reads and writes" the game.

Morning: Uncover the history of the Cactus League and how it now hosts 15 of the 30 major league teams!

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the stadium.

Afternoon: Game 1 - To be announced in mid January. Games are dependent upon the 2013 Cactus League schedule.

Dinner: After the game, enjoy a delicious dinner at a favorite local restaurant.

Evening: Conduct baseball movie reviews, watch film clips, and engage in discussion with a movie scholar.

Lodging: Embassy Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Services include complimentary parking, weekday USA Today, on-site National/Alamo car rental desk, gift shop, room service and guest valet/laundry services. Also complimentary 24-hour BusinessLink business center with wireless high-speed internet access computer, printing and copying services. Including complimentary manager reception and make to order breakfast.

Contact info:
2577 West Greenway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85023 USA
phone: 602-375-1777
web: www.phoenixnorth.embassysuites.com

Room amenities: Enjoy the convenience of two flat screen television, two telephone lines, refigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, iron with ironing board, hair dryer, and well-lit work area. Complimentary High-speed Wi-Fi access available including PrinterOn, allowing you to print from your laptop.

Facility amenities: Kick back under the cloudless desert sky before taking a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool or relax in the hot tub. Work-out in the fully-equipped fitness center or just soothe tired muscles in the whirlpool while sipping a drink from the Cabana pool bar. Savor delicious Cajun specialties at LaFitte’s restaurant, the perfect place to catch up with friends and colleagues.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: AAA/AARP rate
Be sure to request the AAA/AARP rate for additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 12 - Executives in Baseball/Ballgame 2/Official Scorin...
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental with a different options daily. Come down by the time indicated on the intinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Take a look at the game from a new perspective - discuss the business of baseball with business executives.

Morning: Enjoy intimate ballparks and "the old ball game" during four spring training games and a batting practice session.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the stadium.

Afternoon: Get hands-on experience with scoring as you develop your skills. A completed scorecard will allow you to recall every single play in the game, as though you were listening to the game on the radio!

Dinner: Dinner at the game.

Evening: Game 2 - To be announced in mid January. Games are dependent upon the 2013 Cactus League schedule.

Lodging: Embassy Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Services include complimentary parking, weekday USA Today, on-site National/Alamo car rental desk, gift shop, room service and guest valet/laundry services. Also complimentary 24-hour BusinessLink business center with wireless high-speed internet access computer, printing and copying services. Including complimentary manager reception and make to order breakfast.

Contact info:
2577 West Greenway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85023 USA
phone: 602-375-1777
web: www.phoenixnorth.embassysuites.com

Room amenities: Enjoy the convenience of two flat screen television, two telephone lines, refigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, iron with ironing board, hair dryer, and well-lit work area. Complimentary High-speed Wi-Fi access available including PrinterOn, allowing you to print from your laptop.

Facility amenities: Kick back under the cloudless desert sky before taking a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool or relax in the hot tub. Work-out in the fully-equipped fitness center or just soothe tired muscles in the whirlpool while sipping a drink from the Cabana pool bar. Savor delicious Cajun specialties at LaFitte’s restaurant, the perfect place to catch up with friends and colleagues.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: AAA/AARP rate
Be sure to request the AAA/AARP rate for additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 13 - Chase Stadium/Ballgame 3/Major League Umpire AZ ...
Chase Stadium/Ballgame 3/Major League Umpire AZ Diamondback's Organist - Performance

Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental with a different options daily. Come down by the time indicated on the intinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: A special tour of the state-of-the art Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Stadium offers an opportunity to explore the dugout, locker room and museum at the ball field.

Morning: View the game from an umpire stance with Major League Baseball Umpire.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the stadium.

Afternoon: Game 3 - To be announced in mid January. Games are dependent upon the 2013 Cactus League schedule.

Dinner: After the game, enjoy a delicious dinner at a favorite local restaurant.

Evening: Enjoy baseball music with the Arizona Diamondbacks' organist. Get in the rhythm of the game with baseball tunes!

Lodging: Embassy Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Services include complimentary parking, weekday USA Today, on-site National/Alamo car rental desk, gift shop, room service and guest valet/laundry services. Also complimentary 24-hour BusinessLink business center with wireless high-speed internet access computer, printing and copying services. Including complimentary manager reception and make to order breakfast.

Contact info:
2577 West Greenway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85023 USA
phone: 602-375-1777
web: www.phoenixnorth.embassysuites.com

Room amenities: Enjoy the convenience of two flat screen television, two telephone lines, refigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, iron with ironing board, hair dryer, and well-lit work area. Complimentary High-speed Wi-Fi access available including PrinterOn, allowing you to print from your laptop.

Facility amenities: Kick back under the cloudless desert sky before taking a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool or relax in the hot tub. Work-out in the fully-equipped fitness center or just soothe tired muscles in the whirlpool while sipping a drink from the Cabana pool bar. Savor delicious Cajun specialties at LaFitte’s restaurant, the perfect place to catch up with friends and colleagues.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: AAA/AARP rate
Be sure to request the AAA/AARP rate for additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 14 - History of Baseball/Ballgame 4 Retired MLB Play...
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental with a different options daily. Come down by the time indicated on the intinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Learn all about the history of baseball from a former major league player.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the stadium.

Afternoon: Reminisce about the "good old days" with retired players.

Dinner: Dinner is at the game, on the Party Deck.

Evening: Game 4 - To be announced in mid January. Games are dependent upon the 2013 Cactus League schedule.

Lodging: Embassy Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 15 - Baseball Media and Wrap Up
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental with a different options daily. Come down by the time indicated on the intinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Engage in discussion with a noted baseball writer and journalist. Wrap up and goodbyes. ***Please note this schedule is tentative and dependent upon the Cactus League Spring Training schedule. To obtain the better stadium seats, we need to purchase the tickets by January 1st. We cannot guarantee group seating assignments after this date. If a game is rained out, there is no refund issued.***

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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10 meals: 5 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
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