Sponsors the 12th Annual North American

Written by Erica Campbell

June 13, 2005, Norfolk, VA—What better way to kick offrepparttar summer season? June 10-12 markedrepparttar 143592 12th annual North American Sand Soccer Championships in Virginia Beach, VA. ( was among many national and regional sponsors and advertisers that supportedrepparttar 143593 event. This year had 7,000 players and 700 teams from twenty plus states and several countries. This is a 50% increase in squads from 2004 according torepparttar 143594 Hampton Roads Soccer Council (HRSC). The total direct NASSC population of players, families, and other fans exceeded 24,000, not includingrepparttar 143595 approximate 50,000 daily summer weekend spectators onrepparttar 143596 famed Virginia Beach boardwalk. 50 fields were stretched over 18 city blocks to accommodate 5v5 fast-paced games. International teams, youth teams, men’s and women’s squads, college teams, corporate teams and military organizations participated inrepparttar 143597 sand soccer tournament. is a great place to look for a summer beach house to accommodaterepparttar 143598 entire soccer team, family reunion, birthday celebrations, or for a weekend getaway.

Walking in the Auvergne Volcano National Park

Written by Seb Jay

Situated onrepparttar northwestern edge ofrepparttar 143576 Massif Central in Southeast France isrepparttar 143577 hauntingly beautiful landscape ofrepparttar 143578 Parc des Volcans (Auvergne Volcano National Park). It covers an area of approximately 395,000 hectares and takes in three extinct volcanic mountain chains that are spread over two French departments. The park stretches for more than 120kms along a north-south axis, and has long been a favourite with hikers from aroundrepparttar 143579 world, thousands of whom visitrepparttar 143580 area every year.

Atrepparttar 143581 Park's northern extent isrepparttar 143582 Chaine des Puys (Monts Domes) - a chain of volcanic creations that takes inrepparttar 143583 magnificent crater of Puy de Dome. The Chaine des Puys isrepparttar 143584 youngest volcanic chain inrepparttar 143585 Parc de Volcans, its mountains last spewing lava acrossrepparttar 143586 landscape some 6000 years ago. The Puy de Dome volcano representsrepparttar 143587 highest peak here and is easily accessible by foot or by car.

Inrepparttar 143588 central part ofrepparttar 143589 Parc des Volcans isrepparttar 143590 Monts Dore volcanic area. It contains Puy de Sancy, which at 1886m above sea level isrepparttar 143591 highest peak inrepparttar 143592 park. The region has many distinct craters and crater lakes, making for some ofrepparttar 143593 most spectacular scenery inrepparttar 143594 Massif Central.

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