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4 Days | 3 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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Sally Simon Apr 03, 2014 at 10:34 AM

I am very excited to be coming to this program. I have been reading about it for a long time. It would be great to hear from others who are attending it this Spring. I will be arriving the day before by airplane and would be pleased to meet fellow travelers for dinner that evening.

Rachel Carmichael Oct 27, 2013 at 08:06 AM

Christine, Thanks! I found the schedule for the class and the arrival info etc. I'm going to drive up from Long Island -- I think, based on when I have to get there and how long the drive is (according to google maps but that's in perfect conditions) I'm going to drive up the day before and stay at a hotel/motel nearby.
My parents LOVED Elderhostel -- so much so that I used to wish I was old enough to go on the trips myself.
Joseph Talluto Jan 01, 2014 at 05:55 PM

Rachel; I enjoyed the Dec 3-6th session at Corning. It was amazing what artesans can do with glass, and the library was fantastic in its scope. I stayed around a couple of hours are did some photography of Corning. Interesting place away from the main street
Rachel Carmichael Jan 02, 2014 at 09:28 AM

Joe, I really enjoyed the course and want to go back for the longer one where we'll have more hands-on time working with glass. I want to explore more of Corning too, so maybe next spring! thanks for helping to make it a fun first time.
Joseph Talluto Jan 02, 2014 at 01:45 PM

I have been working on the photos I took, some are out of focus because I didn't use flash. A lot of bounce flash would have occured with all that glass around. I am trying to send my daughter ( a lampwork glass artist) to a special class in the summer. I am planning on doing a Sailing and Navigation trip in April, part of my bucket list. Hope to see you again.

Christine Burris Oct 17, 2013 at 09:30 AM

Hi Rachel. I've taken three Road Scholar trips and really, I'm not sure just when I received what info. There is plenty available, some on-line. But, my experience has been that the actual leader of the program can be contacted and they are very helpful. If you are writing about the Corning programs, Jenny is one of the very best leaders and she goes above and beyond to make your trip exceptional. I would recommend that you telephone the leader directly and ask any questions about the when/where aspects. They know the local scene and if it is Corning you are going to (which is not easy to get to, especially on public transportation), she can help you plan your arrival. I have had terrific experiences with Road Scholar. Enjoy!! Wish I was going with you!! Christine in Washington, DC

Rachel Carmichael Oct 16, 2013 at 12:45 PM

this is my first time taking a Road Scholar trip, although my parents used to love the old ElderHostel. Does anyone know if we get more information about when/where to arrive as we get closer to the day>

Ann Holiday Apr 15, 2013 at 01:30 PM

Anyone coming in through Syracuse ... I'll help pay for gas!
Christine Burris Apr 15, 2013 at 01:48 PM

Hi Ann. Not everyone in our program is reading these notes. I'd recommend that you contact Jenny Monroe and see if she can help in any way. Christine
Christine Burris Apr 15, 2013 at 01:48 PM

Hi Ann. Not everyone in our program is reading these notes. I'd recommend that you contact Jenny Monroe and see if she can help in any way. Christine
Ann Holiday Apr 16, 2013 at 01:14 AM

Thanks! I'll do that. Ann

Christine Burris Apr 07, 2013 at 02:55 PM

Hi Ann. Wow - all the way from Washington State to Elmira!! I'm impressed. I hope that you have some time to enjoy "The East" while you are here. I am flying into Elmira on the 23. I understand that there is another woman flying on my flight (via Philadelphia) named Llucinda. Jenny Monroe from the Elderhostel program is picking us up. When are you coming in? As to Chihuly....I'm afraid that I had to look him up on Wikipedia. His work is very interesting. I have some early Burris :-); that at least my family enjoys. Take care. See you in a couple weeks. Christine
Ann Holiday Apr 15, 2013 at 01:29 PM

I'll be coming in from Syracuse on the 23rd. Looks like i'll have to rent a car.

Christine Burris Mar 28, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Hi Glass lovers. I'm flying to this program as a single...coming from Washington DC. Anyone else coming up from this area? What are your interests? I have done some glass work and want to see and learn more. Hope to hear from someone! Christine
Ann Holiday Apr 06, 2013 at 01:14 AM

I'm flying from Washington State, also as a single. I've done flat glass, and my aunt,who volunteered at the Tacoma Art Museum, famous for its collection of early Chihuly, wanted me to go to the glass school founded by Chihuly. I didn't. This may sort of take its place.

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