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It's a good thing I'm not scared of certain people in the world though. At the train station, before loading, I noticed there were quite a few corrections officers. Then I started noticing all the men with their single, paper bag. You know what that means, right? A little creepy? Yes.
The train stopped near downtown St Louis so it's just a short taxi ride to wherever you want to go. We enjoyed our weekend, took a taxi ride back to the train station and we were back home in Jeff City in just a couple hours (if even).
So, when we were invited on another train trip last October for Oktoberfest in Hermann, of course we jumped on the opportunity.... and train! My favorite time of year of course. The ride from Jeff City to Hermann is a short 45 minutes. There were people packed like sushi on this train; everyone wanting to get their wine buzz on without having the responsibility of designating a driver. This train ride was fun.
Everyone was playful and ready to party, people anticipating the atmosphere that awaits in Hermann on any crisp, October day.
We enjoyed the day in Hermann. Venturing from Hermannhoff to the brewery and back. Hermann does have a trolley for $15 per day had we wanted to get to any of the other wineries (definitely missed Oak Glenn and Adam Puchta that day) but we saved our money and enjoyed the day anyway.
|Oh yes. We enjoyed the day.|
This is a trip I look forward to taking again in the future. Maybe next time we'll spend the night in one of the little cabins offered at Hermannhoff!
Check out the Amtrak website. There are stops all along Missouri from Kansas City to St Louis. Take a trip. You'll be glad you did.