Escape to Bemidji 4
September 15 - September 17
They are doing it again, for the 4th year in the row.
Rich and I are starting to plan the Escape to Bemidji IV and we just wanted to provide a brief note on the trip in September – but more importantly to ask members to reserve these dates in their calendars!
Like last year there will be a couple of options for leaving from Winnipeg:
- Travelling together as a group from Winnipeg to Bemidji – with lunch at the Sportman’s Lodge – near Baudette;
- Leave on your own – for those who may want to do a little shopping in Grand Forks;
- Leave Thursday for those who may want to golf Friday in Bemidji.
On the Winnipeg end – as with last year we will get together at Deacon’s Corner at 10:00 am for the drive down to Bemidji on Friday September 15. Plan is to stop for lunch at Sportsman’s Lodge in Baudette MN.
Rich is looking at a couple various routes and new option for this year – maybe a pontoon boat trip around the lake!? In addition – members spoke and we have listened! There was a fair bit of feedback from participants that they would like to do Route #113 twice. Remember that one? Changes in elevation, decreasing radius turns, too many curves to count? Yes that one! Stay tuned!
I also received a fair bit of feedback on the route down and avoiding Steinbach. Hey I tried! I had provided detailed instructions but the lead Porsche Pilot chose to ignore them – and offered one of the best excuses I have heard in a long time – “sorry about that – I just out drove my GPS instructions”! LOL. We will correct this for this year!
If any wish to let me know they are coming that is great (yes I had a few contact me from the first notice). If any questions or suggestions please feel free to drop Rich or me a note!
Room reservations now open
Room Reservations for our September ‘Escape to Bemidji IV” are now available:
- A block of rooms has been set aside at the DoubleTree by Hilton: 1-218-441-4400. This block of rooms will be held until August 16, 2017. The number of rooms is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
- The block of rooms/group rate is under RRR Porsche Club – please quote this when booking.
The hotels rates are as follows (all rates are in $US):
City side/per couple —————— $425.96
City side/ for one ———————-$380.18
Lakefront Unit w/balcony per couple——- $448.14
Lakefront Unit w/balcony for one———– $402.36
Please note – this is an all-inclusive rate for the entire weekend, i.e. : it includes Saturday evening dinner, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, Friday evening appetizers and snacks and gratuity, and all taxes on rooms and food. (Cash bar on Friday and Saturday)
If you are planning to attend and have made a reservation please let me know — just makes planning a bit easier – email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If any questions or suggestions please feel free to drop Rich or me a note!
Rich Siegert – email@example.com
As we get closer to the dates – more details to follow!