Well how you doing out there today? Well, I am exhausted after a long day here in Galena, Illinois. We are to get a wonderful amount of snow oh yippy! Yep I said it, snow! I live in the northwest part of Illinois near the Iowa border not too far from the Quad cities and close to Dubuque. We are not too far from Wisconsin as well. It was rather brutal this morning but it has been worse and could be extremely horrible outside. I live in a beautiful historic town that I would like to share with you today. In fact every Tuesday on my blog I will share about places I have been and want to be. Please feel free to share about the places I am sharing and give me and my readers travel advice.
(picture taken by me via my iPhone behind the Ramada Inn in Galena off Route 20)
I moved here in July 2018. I wanted to share this town with you as it has a wonderful history with our 18th President of the United States of America. Ulysses S Grant had his campaign headquarters here. Here in Galena we have trolley tours. There is one (which I went on last year in July) that drives around town and shares the history with you. You are able to take pictures from inside the trolley. There is another trolley tour in which you can tour in and out of some historic buildings. The trolleys are a wonderful way to learn about the history of Galena. Check out Galena Trolley Depot for further information when booking a trip out here.
Shopping in downtown Galena is a treasure, along with our restaurants there. There are no chain restaurants in the downtown area. During the winter holidays it is like a scene in a movie about a small town couple falling in love.
(this picture was taken by myself, it is the view of winter 2019 outside my back window here in Galena, Illinois from my iPhone)
I will add there are hills and curves in our roads but they are so beautiful in the summer and spring with all those colors of growth, the fall with the changing colors of leaves, and the winter with freshly falling snow. Traveling our roads are a tour in itself. Siting from your kitchen window or on the couch and looking outside you could not ask for more. I feel like I am in a snow globe when it snows. Imagine sitting in your home on your couch with the fireplace going, a nice dinner with a glass of wine. Canon in D playing in background from your Alexa. You then ask her to turn your lights dim, warm the dryer up so when you go to bed that blanket is warm.
You can find a way to enjoy yourself at a non-year round state with warm weather and many beaches! I know I know anyone can Google anything at anytime. Yes, I get that and it is great but I love to hear from you out there. If you have or plan to come visit Galena, Illinois for any season throughout of the year so please pass it along here. I want to hear from you!
Here is some info to look into if your interest is to come to Galena: visitgalena.org, galenatrolleys.org. These sites will get you a start to locate what you might be looking for.