Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall road trip - Missouri color

Our idea to swing into southern Missouri on our way to Oktoberfest around Hermann turned out to be a good one. Last night we stayed at Bennett Springs State Park. We just assumed there would be no problem with a spot to stay. And there wasn't--only because we were there on a Friday night. We were told the park was completely booked the rest of the weekend. It is no wonder because it is a beautiful place in the fall. Also, because of the spring trout are released in the river and this is the last weekend for fishing.


We briefly stopped at the outlet mall at Osage Beach. Just not in the mood to shop. It is huge, though.

From Jefferson City, we took Hwy 94 east to Hermann. This is a beautiful fall drive. It follows the Katy Trail and all the little whistle stop towns. We topped at a rummage sale at one of them. It is a good way to hear a little local news.

We are parked tonight in Daniel Boone Conservation Area. The entrance is about three miles east of the Hermann river bridge on the north side of the river, still on Hwy 94. The drive north up into the area is beautiful, as is where we are parked. It was heavy clouds and a little rainy so no pictures tonight. I won't be leaving without getting some in the morning, though.

Tomorrow, wine!!


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