Anytime we’re headed out West, a stop in St. Louis is required. Because we were here fairly recently, it felt (in some ways) like we had never left. I met up with old friends, stopped in at our favorite restaurants and museums, and caught up on work at Nebula. Is there anything St. Louis can’t do?
It’s official. St. Louis is a must-stop destination anytime we’re headed out across the mighty Mississippi. During our short two week stay, we met dozens of interesting people and even managed to spark a few new friendships.
St. Louis is filled with wonderful museums and parks — all free! So we unloaded our bikes and pedaled our way across the city in search of treasures…
I mean, just check out Johnnie Brock’s Dungeon Party Warehouse. Is there anything St. Louis can’t do?
It was tough to leave, but we’ll be back. Very soon…
During our recent stay in Salem, MA, we met some friendly folks who recommended a stop in Hermann, a small town in the heart of Missouri’s wine country.
Believe it or not, the city of Hermann owns and operates its own campground, right in the middle of town!
In the event of fire, we were golden — the fire department was only a few steps from our site.
Hermann was founded in 1837 by the German Settlement Society of Philadelphia and is a lovely town with more wineries, distilleries, and breweries than you can shake a stick at. I counted at least a dozen makers of adult beverages and the last census puts Hermann’s population at 2,431.
To accompany all of this, Hermann offers an unusually large number of fine restaurants and bakeries.
Mostly, we just enjoyed the simple peace and quiet of this quaint southern town.