We stayed high and dry in our nice site at Lazyday Campground. We used yesterday to take care of a few domestic chores and stayed close by in case the predicted weather arrived in force. A short burst of heavy rain and strong wind brushed us late in the day but, fortunately for Lewis, no thunder and lightning.
Today dawned sunny and nice so we headed out to find a grocery store and see what was around us.
|it's green, very green here|
We had a little "miscommunication" and were off down a dirt road and through thick woods. Dave thinks I did it on purpose, I always send us down unpaved roads in search of something. I suppose he's not far off the truth.
At any rate, the winding, rural road eventually took us to my planned destination and we purchased the lunch meat, etc., that we were after. We found ourselves at the Missouri River on the outskirts of the small town of Hermann.
|school bus shelter perhaps?|
What a sweet little town it is! They were just taking down the trappings of their annual "Mai Fest" and some of the streets were still blocked off so we got to walk around practically by ourselves. Hermann is a German settlement filled with beautifully kept brick buildings, colorful flowers and bushes and a number of wineries. We walked along it's river front area and noticed how high the water is.
|next time we'll stop for a nice glass of wein|
Our campground is one that we have stayed at before, on our way east and west. It has always been a one night stopover but I think, next time, we'll plan a few days here so we can revisit Hermann and it's wineries and German restaurants.
And.....yes, some of those fragrant Peonies made it home in the Peony Pincher's Pocket.....
We leave in the morning. Three more sleeps til we're home at the lake.