It's been a pretty good course so far. Being able to work on example problems under guidance has really helped and I think I've figured out more about MCNP in the last three days than I have in the last three months of going through the manual. It's also helped with being able to make more sense out of what I've read in the manual so far.
Fortunately it hasn't been all work. I've been able to get out and explore some eating destinations around Albuquerque and check out a few area attractions like the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the Sandia Peak Tramway. Tomorrow I'm planning on a quick lunchbreak visit to the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.