Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Weekend Getaway, Galena

Last week our oldest two kids were at camp and my parents offered to take the younger three for a couple of nights.  So, Mr. Riley and I hightailed it out of town and headed to Galena, IL.  It is a small tourist town on the banks of what was once a large river and important steamboat stop.  President Grant also used to live there for a while. We stayed at a lovely B&B that we had been at 8 years before.
The wall of clocks was the same,
 but I immediately noticed some changes.  Quilts!

 and cute little sewing vignettes.

 Turns out that the ownership changed hands a couple of years ago. 

 And one of the new owners is a quilt maker.  We had a nice chat about quilts. 
 All those pictured were made by her!
 And, the Inn offers quilting retreats throughout the year!


Vicki said...

Oh Rachel, this is so lovely. Looks like you need to plan a retreat with some of you friends.

Regina said...

Rachel, what is there to do in Galena? I am looking for a weekend getaway.