Blogs from Galena, Illinois, United States, North America


North America » United States » Illinois » Galena June 30th 2019

Ride home .... via Galena IL. I decided to extend my stay in St. Louis by a day; this extension would allow me to visit one of my favorite Irish Pubs in the U.S. - McGurk's Irish Pub in the Soulard district of St. Louis. A little known fact: St. Louis actually has the 2nd largest Mardi gras celebration in the US after New Orleans. This celebration takes place in the Soulard district. I found McGurk's on my Cajun-Parrot ride in 2013. One of the few places in the US where the Guinness is consistently good (at least good - by U.S. standards). McGurk's has live Irish music 6 nights a week and a great outdoor patio area in the summer time. The same bartender that took care of me in 2013 was there to serve ... read more
3 McGurks St Louis one of my favorite Irish pubs in the states
12 Savannah IL home of Joanne Gage (Karen's Aunt)
7 View of Lake Galena from the Eagles Ridge resort in Galena

North America » United States » Illinois » Galena July 23rd 2013

7/23/13 - On this day we will pick up the 49th state to which you can drive. Aleta, Shelby, Jack, Barbara, and the two motorhomes have been in all 49 that can be driven to/through together. This is our fourth long trip in the motorhomes. It is amazing much of the corn fields are blown over. Must have had a heck of a wind storm here. These roads are rough and bumpy, stuff in the motorhome are moving around which is unusual. Arrived at the Palace Campground after calling them again. THE GPS IS ABOUT 1/4 MILE OFF!!! Nice campground, but our space was weird. It was a bow spot into which we pulled both motorhomes. Big pool and wal-Mart right next door. Had to buy a tire for the lil truk on this stop. Went ... read more

North America » United States » Illinois » Galena June 18th 2001

Our holiday was coming to an end - only another three days and we would be back on the plane heading home for home and work .We were not looking forward to our flight which was set for 6.30 in the evening. I dont like flying at night and although you can go to sleep I dreaded the long night with no view from the windows. We hoped to enjoy our last few days and travelled via Galena a small town in Illinois to Chicago where we intended spending a few days sightseeing again and having a last few days with our relatives.. Galena is known for its history and its association with the war general Ulysses S Grant. Once one of the most important cities in the state, Galena was the hub on the Mississippi ... read more

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