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!
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
Smiles drip from the face
sitting by the fireplace
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?
(all photos of the bed & breakfast taken by Denielle Noe)