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Photo by Steve Schnarr
Missouri River Relief barge
The barge passes beneath the Bernheimer Bluffs between Hermann and New Haven.
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By Amy Stapleton
Let me explain my dinner on a train. Then there was dinner on a barge, which was very large.
For my birthday this year we took the Columbia Star Dinner Train. It was a wonderful adventure. The slow sway of the train eased the stress of the day and the service was friendly and fun. Before the sun set, a few folks along the tracks came out and waved to us as the train clickety-clacked by. Plus, the food was delicious. The staff times the arrival of each course so that you finish dessert in time to let the meal settle in before disembarking at your car. The dinner train is a unique way to dine and well worth the trip. We are going to try and dine once each season. I can’t wait to go when the trees are bare and there is snow on the ground. Riding and dining on a train is a really nice way to stay sane.
The next weekend we traveled to Hermann to meet our friends who are working with Missouri River Relief. We ended up eating dinner on the barge. (And it was really large.) Missouri River Relief is celebrating 10 years of cleaning up our waterways. These folks work tirelessly and get pretty dirty. But they put on a great spread on the massive barge.
So what’s next? Dinner on a train. Dinner on a Barge. I think I’ll be brave and do dinner in a cave.
Send me your suggestions. I’ll eat dinner anywhere. Even in a box with a fox.