Field Trips

A special note:  The remaining trips for the 2016-2017 year are dedicated to the memory of Beth Shively who died unexpectedly on November 23, 2016.  She was chairperson of the Trips Committee and served on the Board of Directors.


 January 21, 2017

FL Southern College historial sign

  Come with us to tour the buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright on the campus of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL — a little known Central Florida treasure.  Frank Lloyd Wright described his work at FSC as “. . . out of the ground and into the light, a child of the sun.”   The first building was completed in 1941 and the last one in 1958.

  We will have a docent-led tour of at least seven of those buildings after a sumptuous brunch/lunch buffet featuring a full breakfast bar, hot lunch items, sandwich & salad bars, and dessert in Wynee’s Cafe on campus.   All fees are included in the prices below.

  Departure time from the Charlotte campus of Florida SouthWestern State College, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda is 9:00 am — check in by 8:45!  Return to Punta Gorda is expected to be approximately 5:30 p.m.

Register by clicking the appropriate button below or by calling the LLI office at 941-637-3533.


We need 30 paid registrations by Jan. 13, 2017 to make this informative trip happen.  Come “learn — just for the fun of it” and leave the driving and parking to the bus driver!

$65 Member                    

$80 Non Members        

$55 Patron Member                    



Thursday, April 6, 2017


Tampa Bay History Center


Lunch at Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City

  Come join us for a fun and educational day at the Tampa Bay History Center (a Smithsonian Affiliate).  There are 3 floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space focusing on Florida’s history.  The 90-minute docent-led tour shows a path through time, linking modern culture with cigar factories, sports legends, railroad tycoons, cattle drives, pioneers, Spanish Conquistadors and Florida’s inhabitants – 12,000 years in all!

  We’ll have an early lunch at the well-known and famed Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City — the oldest restaurant in Florida, celebrating over 110 years of Spanish-Cuban inspired cuisine.  You will choose from a selection of 5 entrees.  This is a treat in itself!

  Meet at FSW Campus Cafeteria at 9:00 a.m. and depart at 9:30 sharp!  Expected return is by 5:30 p.m.

  Fees include coach transportation, lunch & tip, and admission to museum.


$62 Member                    

$77 Non Members        

$52 Patron Member                    

LLI, P. O. Box 51849, Punta Gorda FL 33951