Our three Furman OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning Institute) classes kept us VERY busy. We really enjoyed 8 trips to the Greenville Newspaper and a local TV station for our “Behind the News” class. Our Civil War class was so interesting and we had the best instructor. Lots of my questions about the war, slavery, Lincoln, battles, stragety etc. were answered. The Grave Matters class on green options to burial was a real eye opener. Who knew there were so many options?
And then there were our Friday trips. City Scape Winery is one of the very, very few wineries in SC and we found out why. Lots of legal hassels and inconsistent laws that they are trying to change. This couples niche market in addition to wine is selling wine making supplies. The wine wasn’t bad. We bought several bottles and they had a chocolate flavored port Bob liked.After this we went to the Happy Cow Creamery. Fresh milk, home made cheese and special foods. I bought some purple popcorn kernels which pop white and are delicious. I would have bought other stuff but we didn’t have a cooler and we weren’t going home right away.
Another Friday trip was to CU ICAR – Clemson University International Center for Automative Research. It does just what the name says. They had the first advanced degree program in Automative Research. I could talk for hours about their program and all the jobs they are bringing to the area. I was so proud it was in my new state.
I saved the best for last – a 4 hour pontoon trip on gorgeous Lake Jocassee, including a BBQ lunch on the beach. They have waterfalls going right into the lake and I’m not talking little waterfalls. They were big. Also saw a few beautiful homes. The lake is man made and part of a huge dam system that includes two more lakes. We had the best time.