Here is a suggestion for how to spend a pleasant Saturday. Take the short ride, about 30 minutes, to the Shady Oaks Olive Orchard near Elemendorf (sandyoaks. com). I recently visited and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
The tour, conducted by owner Sandy Windkur, takes you through the 10,000-tree orchard and explains the process and things made from olives. Besides olive oil, there are creams, lotions, soaps and even tea. The tour usually starts about 11:00 a.m., only on Saturday. The orchard is open from