The class has not taught me a lot so far, but it has cemented some things. I suspect the amount of learning per day will increase over the week, particularly as we get into territory that I need more cementing in.
The hotel clerk had trouble recommending nice restaurants that weren't big chains. I ended up eating at By Th' Bucket, where I was pleasantly surprised to get "smoked salmon with a honey-peppercorn crust served over Yukon Gold mashed potatoes with a mustard-dill sauce" instead of a deep-fried extravaganza.
Felt pretty drained in the evening. Made some efforts to call folks in the area, but felt just as happy that none of them worked out. I just read The Case of the Negligent Nymph instead of even working on writing.