2nd Annual Explore Minnesota Tour

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  1. Viprrrrr

    Viprrrrr Viper Owner

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    2nd Annual Explore Minnesota Cruise / July 30 – August 1, 2010
    You, someone special, and your Viper spending a few days exploring “The Range”. Join VCA MN for this year’s “Explore Minnesota” cruise into the heart of Minnesota’s Iron Range. We will depart the cities on Friday 7/30 embarking on a cruise to Tower, MN where we will spend the evening on Lake Vermillion. In route to Tower we will stop in Grand Rapids, MN to enjoy lunch on Lake Pokegama. Saturday 7/31 finds us taking the short drive from Fortune Bay to Soudan, MN for a tour of the Soudan Mine; America’s only underground iron ore mine open to tours (Soudan Underground Mine State Park). Following that experience and time permitting we will visit the on-site physics lab built deep within the same mining caverns. After completing those tours we will depart for Virginia, MN and a visit to Mineview In The Sky (Mineview in the Sky) before stopping for the evening in Mountain Iron. On Sunday 8/1 we will begin our trip home with a stop in Duluth, MN to see the tall ships, which will be on display in the Duluth Harbor.

    Meet at the Maple Grove Perkins located in the SE corner of the intersection of I-694 & Hemlock Lane on Friday July 30th between 9:00 & 9:30 a.m.

    Lodging Information
    Friday July 30
    Fortune Bay Resort & Casino - 800-992-7529
    Ask for the Viper Club of Minnesota block
    Non-smoking Premier room with 2 Queens or King - $134.00 + tax
    No cancellation fee up to 24 hrs. prior to arrival

    Saturday July 31
    Mountain Iron Holiday Inn Express – 218-741-7411
    Ask for the Viper Club of Minnesota block
    Non-smoking with 2 Queens or King / includes hot breakfast - $95.00 + tax
    No cancellation fee up to 24 hrs. prior to arrival

    Both blocks of 15 rooms will be held through May 15th before being released back to the public so don’t delay in making your reservations since this is prime time on “The Range”. Last year’s Explore Minnesota cruise was a lot of fun so don’t risk missing this one; “The Range” is calling.

    Please contact Mike @ 612-990-6311 with questions.
     
  2. Viprrrrr

    Viprrrrr Viper Owner

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    I spoke with the hotels and some rooms do remain for both lodging locations. They will continue to honor the block rates as stated below through the end of June so if you had forgotten about the adventure, or your calendars now allow for participation, please join us for our trip to "The Range".


    2nd Annual Explore Minnesota Cruise / July 30 – August 1, 2010

    You, someone special, and your Viper spending a few days exploring “The Range”. Join VCA MN for this year’s “Explore Minnesota” cruise into the heart of Minnesota’s Iron Range. We will depart the cities on Friday 7/30 embarking on a cruise to Tower, MN where we will spend the evening on Lake Vermillion. In route to Tower we will stop in Grand Rapids, MN to enjoy lunch on Lake Pokegama. Saturday 7/31 finds us taking the short drive from Fortune Bay to Soudan, MN for a tour of the Soudan Mine; America’s only underground iron ore mine open to tours (www.ironrange.org/attractions/mining/soudan-mine). Following that experience and time permitting we will visit the on-site physics lab built deep within the same mining caverns. After completing those tours we will depart for Virginia, MN and a visit to Mineview In The Sky (www.ironrange.org/attractions/mining/mineview-in-the-sky) before stopping for the evening in Mountain Iron. On Sunday 8/1 we will begin our trip home with a stop in Duluth, MN to see the tall ships, which will be on display in the Duluth Harbor.


    Meet at the Maple Grove Perkins located in the SE corner of the intersection of I-694 & Hemlock Lane on Friday July 30th between 9:00 & 9:30 a.m.


    Lodging Information
    Friday July 30
    Fortune Bay Resort & Casino - 800-992-7529
    Ask for the Viper Club of Minnesota block
    Non-smoking Premier room with 2 Queens or King - $134.00 + tax
    No cancellation fee up to 24 hrs. prior to arrival


    Saturday July 31
    Mountain Iron Holiday Inn Express – 218-741-7411
    Ask for the Viper Club of Minnesota block
    Non-smoking with 2 Queens or King / includes hot breakfast - $95.00 + tax
    No cancellation fee up to 24 hrs. prior to arrival


    Last year’s Explore Minnesota cruise was a lot of fun so don’t risk missing out on this one; “The Range” is calling.


    Please contact Mike @ 612-990-6311 with questions.
     
  3. Y2KACR

    Y2KACR VCA Member - Midwest

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    Mr. Mike,
    Don't forget to bring your US Passport when you go through customs to enter The Range and please wipe your feet before you step out of your car.
    Gary
     
  4. Viprrrrr

    Viprrrrr Viper Owner

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    Dr. Gary,
    I won't forget the passport, and I promise to wipe my feet before leaving the car, but under no circumstances will I mention your name while in "The Range" for fear of retribution.

    How you enjoying the new toy?
     
  5. Y2KACR

    Y2KACR VCA Member - Midwest

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    What a car!!!! I took it on its maiden voyage to the Last Viper event in Detroit. Compared to the '03, it has more torque in the mid-range and a much better ride (probably due to the non-runflats). I'm may be able to make the Explore Mn drive at the end of the month now. I'll keep you posted.
     

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