I am taking two classes at OLLI this term and love both of them. Both have excellent funny instructors. The Greenville History of Textile Mills has 150 people. Learning about the dozen or so mills and what life was like and the many ups and downs they have had over the years. It is so interesting how things all fit together – what wars do to the economy in good and bad ways, how that affects how the people are treated.
The second class has 300 people and is “Interesting People in History”. Have learned about Lindberg kidnapping, John Wayne, Wright Brothers, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings to name a few. Filling my brain with lots of trivia.
I coordinated a Friday bonus event with the Greenville Police, a full day trip to Pendelton to see two historic homes and later this term a craft program where we will make an angel.
Also took a 4 hour guided tour, not through OLLI, that went to the Dark Corner which surrounds us. I have had an 8 week class on the Dark Corner and watched the DVD a couple times but it really helped to get out and actually see the places. http://www.ourupstatesc.info/dark-corner-day-trip.php
Just returned from Branson Mo. Fantastic trip and will write more on that later but for now am attaching photos from the National Tiger Sanctuary. It is not a zoo. Very restricted access to the beautiful animals. They have about 47 cats and they rotate which ones you get to see so animals are not stressed. Such horrible stories behind what brought them to the Sanctuary. It was a couple hours very well spent.