Monday, August 8, 2011

Moved to Galena, Illinois

(Galena, IL) Hi  77 Lo 64 -- We checked the radar before we left and knew we'd be having rain today.  The trip to Galena, IL was only two and half hours, so we took our time getting ready to go.  We dumped our tanks and were on our way by 10:45.

We had good weather until about the halfway point. I heard on the radio a severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for the county we were currently traveling through. We were wondering just how bad it was going to get. Luckily the storm went to the North of us. But we were in and out of rain the rest of the way.














The terrain is interesting in Iowa.  The corn is so tall, we can see quite a difference from the time we started heading south a month ago. It started getting very hilly as we got closer to Galena. We're anxious to see the town, we've heard so much about it.

Here's a view from our site... what's that building in the distance with the blue roof? Oh my, it's a Culvers!










We're at Palace Campgrounds, and it's a very nice park. I'll take more pictures and post them before we leave. It's just too rainy to get out anymore today.

We're here for four days and we have a lot to see and do, so stay tuned.

11 comments:

squawmama said...

I see a dinner at Culvers in your near future... LOL Yupper the corn grows tall in Iowa!!!
Have fun & Travel safe
Donna

Margie and Roger said...

Darn, we haven't seen a Culver's anywhere in PA. I should head to Illinois.

Mike and Terri said...

How convenient, Culver's within walking distance. Enjoy Galena, it's a neat little town. Hope to see you soon...

Rick said...

Galena is known for the antique shops and cute little downtown. Lots of fun shopping for you in the next few days.

Luci & Loree said...

LOVE Culver's and their 'flavor of the day'!!!! Galena was a very neat place to see and has alot of history...

Gin and Syl said...

We'll have to try Culver's when we get a chance. We enjoyed Five Guys since you had mentioned them in your blog also. Safe travels.
Syl

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Ohhhh that is just toooo close! I see ice cream cones, and fat butter burgers and long naps in your easy chairs! LOL

Rick and Elaine NB said...

Happy to see you folks arrived safe and sound..Dee what the heck are you doing taking pictures while driving..grrr :)...glad you had a good safe day!!
hugs
Elaine

Speedy said...

Well the two of you are going and blowing! I know you are having so much fun! We are in Arkansas on the Arkansas River. It rained here last night and the temps are cool now. Wish they would stay that way for a while but I know they will not. Stay safe and maybe we will cross paths

Somewhere in Time

Jim and Sandie said...

Hope the weather cooperates so you can find your way to Culver's okay. Looking forward to our tour of Galena.

Gypsy said...

I've seen so many Culvers this trip and didn't have a clue what it was. I shoulda tried it! Maybe next time.