Blast from the Past – Our Trip to April’s

In the midst of a busy academic semester, the Periclean class of 2016 took time out to enjoy what really matters – great food, and even better company. We all clambered into vans and headed on over to our mentor, April Post’s, charming home just a few miles from Elon’s campus. Two giant Great Danes greeted us warmly upon arrival, and Steiner, the more mischievous of the two even gave a few of us some special hugs. From there, we were thrilled to find an impressive spread of home cooked treats and coffee – all with various pumpkin flavors of course, who could resist fall’s best flavor? Entirely sated, we then sat back to chat about our fall breaks, take turns on the rope swing, pose for silly pictures, and generally just have a great time enjoying each other’s company.

It was an amazing opportunity for our class to spend time together beyond the classroom. So much of this program relies on teamwork and strong relationships, and without time to nurture those bonds, it can be almost impossible to accomplish those. I personally loved wandering around to visit the much anticipated chickens or traipsing through Professor Posts’ impressive grape vines with my fellow Pericleans. Despite our differences in major, or hometown, or dream jobs, we were all drawn to this program because of a shared interest and a common goal. The more we know about each other, the better we will work together in the future. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know my affection and respect for my class grew tremendously just with this small outing. I think this field trip reminded many of us that we still have a long ways to go before we’re a perfect team, but I know that we’re enjoying every step of this journey so far. periclean

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  1. Posted December 12, 2013 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    Definitely one of my favorite classes of the semester!

  2. Posted April 8, 2015 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    Having read this I thought it was extremely informative.

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    But so what, it was still worth it!