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Amazing Bed & Breakfast #Galena #history #guesthouse


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Abe’s is a former city brewery in Galena. Located 10 minutes away from the Mississippi River. The “Albert” is the site of the former ice house for the brewery and the bathroom is a kind of cavern or grotto that extends into the limestone hillside that was part of the original icehouse.

 

The owner-artist created tiles of different dog breeds around the fireplace. They can be purchased at the gallery next door.

 

The bed in the Albert is a work of art!

The suite is spacious, warm and inviting filled with exceptional details everywhere I look. Their Saint Bernard “Albert” stands guard over the entrance to the shower. Black painted twin heads.

Cute kitchen for storing leftovers from the nearby Fried Green Tomatoes restaurant. In the freezer there were fresh coffee beans from a local coffee shop. There was even a grinder on the counter.

Sandy served a fabulous breakfast that’s “to-die-for!” French toast, sausage from Piggly Wiggly, fresh fruit, coffee and orange juice. Great conversations. We felt so welcomed into her home.

 

Now here’s a little poem I wrote:

Grinded up some coffee beans this morning

fresh from the freezer

poured a fresh cup

listening to the Beatles

 

In the background

It’s a new dawn

It’s a new day

It’s a new life for me

feeling good

 

Smiles drip from the face

sitting by the fireplace

potbelly stove

black iron

 

Ceramic tiles of dog faces

on the wall

metallic leaves dangle from the ceiling

master bed has a firm mattress four feet above the ground

 

It’s a work of art

naked statues surround it

let’s come together right now

wanna go for a walk?

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(all photos of the bed & breakfast taken by Denielle Noe)

 

 

 

Posted in Memories, poetry

New moon…gone Starman

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Delivered from the earth’s gravity pull

above this world he watches over us

venturing on to new territories

in the dark of night

here he was

no more

delight in all the treasures left behind

beyond space time continuum’s dark star

our musical hero has gone away

where did all of this time escape glam rock?

i am now learning more about myself

every moment on this planet matters

even on Mars