I was in Galena last year at this time. My experience was enjoyable enough to prompt a return to this home of 9 Civil War generals and President U.S. Grant. Now a busy tourist town some 3 hours from Chicago in northwest Illinois, I decided to capture a few images there before heading across the mighty Mississippi River to Dubuque, Iowa. The run-up to the holidays finds Galena in full decoration so get there as soon as time permits.
The captions sum up the trip. Click on image to enlarge it.