Galena, first thoughts…

What cool town. Lots of interesting architecture and the downtown is guarded by flood gates that make the town’s entrance look like a big ol’ fort.

We are staying at Bernadine’s Stillman Inn and so far we love it. Dave, the proprietor is very friendly making for a pleasant atmosphere.

Sadly, we cannot recommend Generals’ Restaurant at the DeSoto House Hotel. We picked because the website said there would be live music and unfortunately there was not. The wait staff was friendly but the food was average and when we are on vacation we want something a step above the ordinary and Generals’ just did not satisfy.