Sunday, June 22, 2014

GRIP 2014 - Planning #1

GRIP, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, doesn't begin for over a month.  I always like to do some planning in advance, and with my schedule for the next three weeks, I need to do even a little more advanced planning. 

I received an email from Elissa and Debbie, the GRIP co-directors, regarding schedules, etc.  Since I'm flying and won't have a car, parking isn't an issue.  But making sure that I have everything packed that I will need is more important because I won't be able to just run out and pick something up. 

With over 200 students enrolled in GRIP this year, there are going to be two lines for lunches and breaks.  It appears that breakfast and dinner will be all together, which is great, since I'd like to be able to see some of the students in other sessions.

I have completed my reading for the Practical Genetic Genealogy class, but I'm going to reread some of the material since I feel I will understand it better after my DNA day at Jamboree.  I also may do some other reading (if I can fit it in).

So, what do I really need to remember?  I'll probably update this list and post it again in a couple of weeks.

Alarm clock
Drinking glass
Hair dryer
Fitted bottom sheet (those mattress covers are slippery and the flat sheets just don't stay tucked in)

That's all for now.  These are items that we often have in hotel rooms that aren't in dorm rooms.  Hope this helps you all get started.  See you in a month.