Waterloo, IL: St. Louis Chapter, Camino Snapshot Photo Exhibition, Walk & Winery

Jun 01, 2024 9:30AM—2:00PM


Morrison-Talbott Library: 215 Park St, Waterloo, IL 62298, Central time

Event Contact Amy Horton | Email


Meet us at the Morrison-Talbott Library in Waterloo, IL, where our St. Louis Chapter’s very own Mary Baldree will share a brief talk on her exhibition of photos from her 2023 walk on the Camino Francés. (The exhibition will be on display at the library throughout the month of June.)

Following the exhibition talk and viewing, Mary will lead us on a meandering walk through a residential area and past Illinois farmland to a trail that will lead us to Lakeview Park (restroom facilities available there).

From the park, we will continue our walk to Schorr Lake Vineyards, where we will gather around a few picnic tables to continue our Camino chatting and merriment. Schorr Lake Vineyards offers wine, beer, soft drinks, and light snacks for purchase. You may also pack in your own food (no outside beverages). When we are ready to head back, we’ll walk a more direct route to the library to retrieve our vehicles.

Our walking route is approximately 5.5-6 miles roundtrip. Total walking time is estimated at 2.5-3 hours depending on size/speed of our group. This estimate is walking time only and does not include our time for the library photo exhibit talk and our winery interlude. (For your planning, the return walk from winery to library will take approximately 35-45 minutes.)

Notional Schedule:
9:30 AM: Arrive, park, and enter Morrison-Talbott Library. Mingle with fellow pilgrims, view the photo exhibit, explore the library’s collection.
9:45 AM: Pilgrim introductions and any chapter announcements.
10:00 AM: Mary shares a brief talk about her Camino Francés photo exhibit and her pilgrim experience.
10:30 AM: Begin walk
12:00 PM: Arrive at Schorr Lake Vineyards
1:30-ish: Walk back to library.
2:15-ish: Event concludes