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.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tour the Babcock Ranch City

solar energy

  Ride with us as we tour the site of the new eco-centric city being constructed in eastern Charlotte County.  There will be a short presentation, a guided tour of the solar fields and construction sites, a quick look at a model home, and lunch in the “Table & Tap” field-to-table restaurant.

 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 at approximately 4:00 p.m.

    Register by clicking the appropriate button below or by calling the LLI office at 941-637-3533.  All fees are included in the prices below.

$50 Member                    

$65 Non Member        

$40 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 Member        

$52 Patron Member                    

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