Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up July 27th, 2018

by admin on July 27, 2018

After a couple weeks away I figured I would do more of a recap of our trip to Europe, particularly to include a report on our first IGC over the Atlantic, held at The Samaya Conference Center, in the countryside surrounding Amsterdam. We spent the first few day in the tiny village of Weesp, narrow cobblestone streets, canals, drawbridges and windmills right outside Corina’s door. It definitely took the three days we had to adjust to the time change and by Friday, the first day of camp, we were feeling close to normal. It was a thrill to reconnect with a few returning students from our California IGCs, and meet some new ones, who I hope will consider joining us next year at either or both camps.

We spent the weekend immersed in playing, teaching, learning, and even relaxing a bit, as I describe in the video. I really need to send out special thanks to my partner Matt Williams who talked us in to going ahead with this when I thought we might have to cancel a few months ago. As it turned out everybody had a great time and Nani and I got a cool European vacation out of it (particularly cool with the stopover in Iceland on the way home.

The rest of the trip included a few days around Lake Zurich, driving up into the alps, a paddlewheel ride into town for lunch, and dinner with a bird’s eye view of the town of Frick. We then went on a somewhat ancestral search in the middle of Ireland, staying at Castlecor, an 18th century hunting lodge in Ballymahon, almost running head on into a tractor in Crossmolina (spacing out on the driving on the left thing), a long trip to the Cliffs Of Moher (totally socked in at the time), a couple nights in Galway before spending the last night in the heart of Dublin, details in the update.

And for now, back to some new lessons and our next IGC at Asilomar.

Stay Tuned & In Touch,

Neil

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