Galena IL - this quaint town that caters to women, sits over the Mississippi River, just east of Dubuque, Iowa. There is a nice cigar shop that my husband enjoyed...happy shopping ladies!! Drag him with or leave him at home!
from The Campfire Chronicle by Stargazer Mercantile
Pass the Mint Juleps Please, It’s Kentucky Derby Time!
It's Kentucky Derby time again!!!!! Read our blog post, and learn a little bit about its history, how to make a Mint Julep, see some amazing hats, what about all those roses, and OH LAWDY. . .that song!!! CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY: http://stargazermercantile.com/pass-the-mint-juleps-please-its-kentucky-derby-time/
When you need a break from the big city, you don't have to go far. These escapes—including Amish Country, Indiana; Galena, Illinois; and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin—are within a one- to three-hour drive and offer a variety of activities that will recharge your life.