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Galena Getaway

My wife and I recently enjoyed a little getaway in Galena, IL. It was a return trip for her, but the first time for me. Loved it there. Nice town, nice people.

Grandview Guest Home

We stayed at The Grandview Guest Home, a nice bed and breakfast perched high above the city. Great location – far enough away from the downtown area to feel nice and quiet, but only a short walk up and down 254 (count ’em) stairs to the shops and restaurants.

Our hostess, Marjie, was very nice and made us feel welcome. The home was historic and beautiful, inside and out. We definitely enjoyed the stay there.

One Eleven Main

For dinner, we landed on One Eleven Main, a sharp looking place that featured local cuisine. Will, our server, was very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to picking out our selections. My wife went with the duck, while I opted for the jambalaya. Both were very good, and if you like a little ‘zing’ with your food, be sure to get what I had when you visit!

Kandy Kitchen

After dinner, we took a stroll downtown. Everything was lit up for Christmas…it is such a nice looking town, especially this time of year.

Galena Downtown

We spent the next day shopping downtown. Dozens of stores are waiting for you along Main Street…it is a shopper’s delight, there. Everything from hot sauce to the hottest fashions, you’ll find it in downtown Galena.

Bella VintajOf course, anyone who knows me, knows that I love to scope out cool visuals. Galena had plenty of these, particularly the door handles at some of the stores. Check this one out!

I really enjoyed the variety of building facades and the overall character of both downtown, and the city as a whole.

We had a great time in Galena. I’d recommend getting there if you have a free weekend sometime. The people are very friendly, you’ll find plenty to do while you’re there, you’ll eat well, and most of all, you’ll have fun! Glad we got to enjoy the town for a couple of days. Good times for sure.

Football Fun

I had the opportunity to go to my first NFL game this past weekend, thanks to a friend and former co-worker of mine. Vikings vs Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago. And why just go to the game when you can be down on the field, right??

It was a dream day for me. The light snow that was falling for much of the day made it even more of a neat experience.

While I was there I decided to get back into TV mode…the video above is the result of those efforts. 🙂

Thankful for the chance to enjoy a game, to go ‘behind the scenes’ while I was there, and for a chance to catch up with my friend who I hadn’t seen in probably a decade. Good times.

Nate and Brian