Raise your hand if you've ever heard of Galena, IL? I'll just imagine that you did not. Galena's historic downtown area is about 3 hour West of Chicago. Small but the downtown area is filled with so many shops, most or all original and unique! They call this the "Helluva Half Mile". When life is constantly busy and you're running a hundred miles a minute, it's nice to do a little escape for the day. Me personally, no I would not ever be able to live in such a small town. Hello suburban girl! Luckily we got to enjoy a little brisk sunshine before the snow kicked in. Buttttt it is probably so beaut when there is snow on the ground! Need a little break? Throw on some sneaks (stylish or comfy of course) and your best and warm attire to discover meow.
Fun non Do'Lache Space-esk fact: The Ulysses S. Grant Home is in Galena, Illinois
3 things you have to do when in every place you visit: Eat, Shop & Laugh
many many Gift Shops