The run up from Pittsbugh should be fun. I've driven that route back and forth more than I can count, as Pittsubrgh is my home town. I still have family there. Just be careful if there is any rain. Those roads are bumpy in places and the big rigs hog I-90 east and west. Also, when you get to Angola, you are 1/2 way there! And, I-90 has tolls at the border and at Buffalo.
As for the course, I should remark here that GEH does NOT cancel courses, and so I will be teaching regardless of class size. Also, several of my associates have said that they will join us (their schedule permitting) for some of the classes and lunches to answer your questions. In addition, the lunch the first day is provided by GEH.
See you there!