Sunday, October 7, 2018
Dam, Flowers, Caves, and Wine
College of the Ozarks. The ice cream was delicious, and made even more so when we learned it was made and served by students. Students here combine on-campus work with scholarships so no one pays tuition or graduates with student debt. The unofficial name is "Hard Work U". This is a christian liberal arts college founded by a Presbyterian minister.
After ice cream, we decided we needed to take a walk, so headed for Springfield Botanical Gardens.
This is a zero exercise tour as you get a ride on a propane powered jeep. They have used several kinds of tour vehicles over the years and a few were on display.
Oovvda Winery, a Harvest Hosts location. We were there in plenty of time to sample their fruit based wines and hear the story of the winery. Being the only folks there in the late afternoon, the owner invited us to sit outside where his wife joined us for a glass of wine and interesting conversation. The owner's health is failing, so fruit is no longer grown on the property. Unfortunately, the winery is for sale, so may not be on the Harvest Hosts path in the future.
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