Hello everyone. Time flies when you are having fun huh? Or in my case, time flies when deadlines sneak up on you and you start a new job!
GRIP was such a great experience, and I wanted to make sure I gave you more information on my
experiences. Even though it is a month late, I hope that you all enjoy my.... journal entries.
We had 49 students in the class from all backgrounds and all over the country. Meeting so many people with such a variety of backgrounds and experiences made the week very interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed the way we talked about everything. While I am not sure how the other courses were taught we were able to share, discuss and theorize through all sessions. It really made the class gel more and we became a great community for the week in our learning and sharing.
I stayed on campus in the dorms as well as ate in the cafeteria. It seemed the most logical way to be a part of the large community and the price was hard to beat. I had a single room and it was very nice. It even had its own bathroom, meaning it was nicer than the dorm I had in college!
The food was also amazing. A good variety and everything was even labeled so that I could eat according to my dietary restrictions. For those of you have allergies or can't eat certain foods you will understand how happy that made me. It meant that I didn't starve while I was there, which would have been bad since I get grumpy when my sugar dips.
Those that drove, or had friends in the area, were able to get off campus more. La Roche is in a nice community with many places to eat, grocery shopping as well as other things to go out to do. I was OK only staying on campus, it actually helped me to focus on the course and spend time Pokemon hunting.
Yes, there was a group of us hunting Pokemon... it was rather amusing.
Next summer's courses are already up. I encourage you to go look at the list. There are a number of excellent instructors and courses up on the website. If I am lucky I will get to go again. Even better, is if I get to see you there too!