Hermann Hill Couples, June 2015 – Bob & Marilyn

Coming from humble beginnings, Bob and Marilyn spent their
lives in love, travel and laughter. These high school sweethearts from Albany,
Missouri, married after growing up together as a jock and a cheerleader. After
high school, Bob went to college near Kansas City and Marilyn supported him on
a secretary’s salary. Bob eventually became a football coach and the couple had
their first baby by the time he graduated.
The couple moved back to Albany, as struggling new parents,
and Bob coached there for several years and the couple had two more children.
On a teacher/secretary salary, the couple still didn’t feel financially stable,
so they went to Iowa when Bob was offered a new coaching job there. In Iowa,
the had their youngest child and then stayed there for a little over 30 years.
Despite their financial struggles, Marilyn always supported Bob and their
children in football and track and two out of four of their children became
State Champions. 
During their ups and downs, they discovered their camping
and biking vacations to be their escapes. Bob mentioned that some of their
biggest adventures included trips to Colorado and a biking trip that took them
up Copper Mountain over to Vail Pass. They also shared that they felt so lucky
to be in their eighties and still be able to bike frequently, travel, and enjoy
their grandchildren.

Bob and Marilyn were staying at Hermann Hill on their way to
the Katy Trail to meet up with some friends on a biking adventure. Many of our
summer guests enjoy renting bikes, or bringing their own to Hermann, and spending
their days on the Katy Trail. Then many guests come back to our spa in the
evening for our Katy Trail Biker’s Massage. For guests that prefer to stay in
town instead of bike, our Signature 3-Mile Walk offers a subtle but great work
out while enjoying the historic wine town of Hermann, Missouri.

Peggy and Terry Hammer
Owners & Innkeepers
Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn

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