Cedar Lakes was a peaceful and beautiful setting, and the late April/early May weather was ideal. Unless one was particularly sensitive, there was no need for bug repellent or sun protection. The town of Ripley has a Wal-mart and was close enough for laundry or shopping trips if necessary. I walked between the lodge, classroom building, and dining hall as often as possible for the exercise, but the majority chose to ride about the conference center in their private vehicles. This was my first Road Scholar experience. Although I went alone as a single male, I found my roommate to be compatible and the other Scholars easy to make conversation with. The Writing Course provided much encouragement, and there was ample alone time to complete appropriate, flexible assignments. The instructor, Colleen, had taught this course many times before and was well organized and prepared. There were approximately ten participants in the Writing group. All came with considerable vocabulary, grammar, and compositional skills and were used to expressing personal experiences in writing. Most wrote prose, but poetry of any form was welcomed. Although none had consistently published anything, I thought the quality and quantity of the work produced was remarkably reflective, detailed, and personal. Students were encouraged but not at all pressured to share what they wrote. Participants accustomed to and desiring considerable or blunt and advanced constructive criticism and many suggestions for revision, however, may be disappointed. In this program feedback typically took the form of personal emotional responses, pointing out of strong points, and suggestions for possible word changes. I enjoyed the entire Cedar Lakes Writing program enough that I may try it again.