A few days ago my friend Karen and I headed west to Galena. Highway 20 in NW Illlinois is a pretty drive, especially the closer you get to the Mississippi.
It all started with a chance trip several years ago to Cave of the Blue Mound in SW Wisconsin. I saw those verdant rolling hills and my heart was captured...
Later, I learned of Decorah IA (see earlier post)...now I'm on a mission to find my country retirement spot...and yes, I will have to convince Chaz, his heart is right here on the rugby pitch at UIC.....yikes!
But as usual I digress.....
Back to Galena......
The main street of Galena is long and narrow with wonderful shops, coffee houses, and restaurants.
Our dinner at Fried Green Tomatoes was superb, as well...excellent food, wines, and service!
like??? NO! These are 1/2 yds. I'm adding to my stash at 8050......mmmmmm.
Happy Birthday to me!!!!
If you're not up for walking and climbing the steps, check out the trolleys..
Of course I couldn't help imagining a N. Illinois quilt shop hop with an overnight stay here.....and a visit to Galena the next day.....great idea!! I got a million of 'em!
Oh, what a delightful part of bacashun 2011....more to come!