Another fun thing we did while in Hermann, Missouri, was visit the Stone Hill Winery, high on a hill close to the city park where we camped.
Naturally, we ended up making the hike up the steep hill to the winery on the very hottest day of our stay, with temperatures approaching 100 degrees. But it was worth it. The views of town from up high on the hill were priceless. And of course, there was wine!
We got to taste six wines apiece for a $5 tasting fee, then we picked out a few bottles to take down the hill with us. The prices were quite reasonable!
We did a lot more walking around town seeing the historic buildings, businesses, and homes. Here's some more history of the town.
There's a trolley that takes tourists here and there. But of course we walked instead! We also got out and about early enough that there were very few tourists downtown, which made it easier to take photos.
All of the power boxes around the downtown area have been painted by children. We loved these!
Of course, even with all the sightseeing, I always try to make time for one of my favorite "camping" activities: reading outside in the shade. On a hot afternoon, not moving too much is a good thing.
We really enjoyed our stay in Hermann. It's a great place to visit if you enjoy history, architecture, wineries, and/or local beer. We didn't make it to the brewery, but maybe next time!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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