Tuesday, August 31, 2010

We shall trespass and prove you wrong

This past weekend we ventured up to Galena, IL, with our good friends the Allamans and Lydons. The guys golfed and the girls did ... not much. But our time together was child-free, alcohol-fueled and laughter-filled. It was glorious.

There were several things said throughout the weekend that I filed away as either the quote of the weekend or something that had to go on the blog. But then I realized that (1) this is a family blog and (2) I'm not sure I can bring myself to use the word "beaver" in combination with "Mother Nature." (But, oh, it seems I couldn't help myself. I'll leave the rest up to your imagination.)

So, while I really don't have much else to share, I will say that sometimes there's nothing better than being with friends you've known for 20+ years. Everyone is comfortable, anything goes and there is always something to discuss. And when there isn't, it's fine to just sit there and guess whose husband is going to pass out first.

*I took the top picture when Chelsey decided to take the road less traveled from the town of Galena back to our resort. We trespassed -- and with great impunity! -- and proved that the GPS was, in fact, right. So take that, Mr. Grumpy Galena Guy. The second picture was taken after an impromptu visit to the Galena Cellars Winery. We were all settling in for an evening at the house, and then Clint's Amp energy drink kicked in and the next thing I knew, we were all at a winery.


  1. So I read your blog, then I get an email from Tripadvisor listing the top 10 best bed and breakfasts, and one of them in in stinking Galena, Illinois (Cloran Mansion). Bizarro-world.

  2. This is a really great picture. You should frame it. Everybody looks so relaxed and happy. Winery + Kid Free = Awesome

  3. What a handsome group you all make. This picture belongs in some magazine - I'm just not sure which one.



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