About a month ago my husband and I ditched the kid and took a birthday trip (his) to Galena, Ill. We stayed at a B & B; Abe’s Spring Street Guest House, a   beautifully renovated icehouse, built in 1876,  for a predominent Galena brewery, located adjacently, which now is home to Stone House Pottery & Gallery. The icehouse once stored up to 800 tons of ice harvested from the Galena River for the brewery industry. The building has 27-inch thick walls, which in its time was a great insulator and added lots of charm to this building. 
Charles Fach is a potter and sculptor and much of his sculpture was evident in our room.  Each post of the bed had a different bronze figure and just as we were leaving I noticed a bench that had little sumo wrestlers holding up each leg.  The breakfast made by Sandy Fach was incredible and it turned out she once was a weaver so we had lots to talk about. All in all a sweet little get away location, that made me want to run away more often.

vultures atop the clock tower…I pretended they were ravens

lots of up in this town

we did not go away hungry

the owners lived above the gallery and we had breakfast there

one of the sculptures adorning our 4 poster bed
local yarn shop