The great River Road
Sweet Galena. This town is small and quaint. The whole main street is nothing but cute stores an resturants. It's a small town and the main street sits down in a valley and homes over look it. This was Ulysses S. Grant's home for years so it also has history.
This is a cute little hotel on Main Street. The whole Main Street is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Cute little clock on Main Street
Another shot of the downtown. That's my sweet little Dawson ahead of the camera in the picture.
Ulysses S. Grant's home. This home sits overlooking the town of Galena. This home was built by the townspeople and given to Grant when he came back from the war as a gift of appreciation to him. He lived here til becoming president and even after that visited the home regularly.
My sweet kiddo's sitting on a bench in front of Grant's home.
It's been interesting having my husband work away from home for a year but it's afforded us the opportunities for the kids to see tons this summer and so much history. Things otherwise we probably wouldn't have seen. We've been able to go here to Galena and see Grant's home. We've seen Chicago, we went to Lincoln's home,tomb,and museum,we saw the Amish,tons of museums, Al Capone's home. I'm behind on all our neat adventures and hopefully I'll get to posting them sometime soon.