Welcome! Welcome!

Welcome to our wonderful Mississippi Expedition blog. We will keep you updated on the adventures, insights, and well being of your favorite ten paddlers. The planning is heating up as we near one month until our launch from Lake Itasca on September 18th. You are invited to see us off in style at a launch party, location pending, on September 13th, so mark your calendars, take off work, and prepare to say "see you later" (goodbye is way too ominous). 

A couple notes on upcoming fundraisers:

  1. August 25th the magnificent band, The Step Rockets, will blow your mind at the Cause Soundbar located at the corner of Lake and Lyndale in Uptown Minneapolis, MN. The paddling crew will be in attendance with swag for sale going towards our trip. Come out and enjoy a night of beautiful music and friendship.
  2. August 30th at Nick Ryan's house, 1088 18th Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414, there will be a poker tournament fundraiser with gift cards as prizes for the winners. We would greatly appreciate a $15 buy in at the door. But wait, there's more! Not only will there be at least 2 tables of poker but board games will be available for those not interested in poker. Gift card prizes will be available for the winners of select board games as well.
  3. September 6th there will be a fundraiser in Madison, WI. Details coming forthwith!

We hope you have enjoyed our first blog post and will continue to follow us as we meander down one of America's greatest resources and a beautiful national water trail. 


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