Our guests will arrive at various times a day or two prior to the event. Our airport code is MSP. Once here, holidaymakers are encouraged to use the light rail, conveniently linking the airport's Humphery and Lindbergh terminals to downtown Minneapolis by a 30-minute trip, and dropping riders off only blocks from the Radisson Plaza Downtown Minneapolis when disembarking at the Nicollet Mall station and platform. Members of Internet Lodge may find more information about booking their flights and rooms on the Internet Lodge website.
Depending on the needs of our guests and how closely they coordinate travel, we may be able to provide greeters and other transportation. Please write to WB Berger for information, or if you would like to volunteer to be a greeter.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis. With a prime location in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, just steps away from the business district, local shopping and entertainment, the Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis offers warm hospitality, an inviting atmosphere and stylish accommodations. One of the top Minneapolis hotels, the Radisson features wireless Internet, a Fitness Center, a Business Center and a whirlpool. For added convenience, our hotel is connected to the city's climate-controlled skyway system. As Radisson's flagship property, this four star, downtown Minneapolis hotel pampers guests with luxurious amenities and top-notch services.
At this writing, at least four of the Churchill Lodge brethren have agreed to open their homes to allow members of Internet Lodge to stay with them for the duration of the event. Would you consider doing so, as well? WB Berger is coordinating this effort.
Scheduled Time vs. Down Time:
All international travelers require some time to adjust to the time change and the rigors of travel. Whilst we have scheduled several marquee events for Thursday evening the 26th, Friday evening the 27th and beginning at mid-day on Saturday the 27th, there will be considerable "time off" when guests may explore or rest. There are hundreds of restaurants near the hotel, including two very nice pubs: one called Brit's Pub and the other, an Irish-themed pub, simply "The Local." Churchill Lodge has suggested a half-dozen optional events for those who wish to participate, but these are by no means required. One or more of the optional events may even be cancelled if participation is very minimal. But we will do our best to accomodate our guests with local hosts and new friends to meet.
Several of the travelers will be staying on over the weekend, and will take in Lake Harriet's Third Degree (Minnesota Work) on Monday, June 8th, 2011, at 5PM. All are welcome to participate. Lake Harriet Lodge will provide a delicious steak dinner between sections, and the cost will be $10. An RSVP for this event, like the rest of the week's festivities, is required. Remember, hosts are providing enough chairs and food, and in some cases will be buying supplies ahead of time, to ensure your comfort. Please let them know you are coming, by filling out the RSVP and reservation form.