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.