Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009


DeSoto House, Galena, IL. Saturday 4/11/09

A big hotel in a small town, named for a Spanish explorer, with a guest list including Abe Lincoln, U.S. Grant, Stephen Douglas, etc. Opened on April 9, 1855. One of these days I'll have to stop in at their tavern and soak in the history.

Monday, April 13, 2009

High Point Park

High Point Park, Scales Mound, IL. 4/11/09.
Scales Mound is located just off of Stage Coach Trail which runs into the back door of Galena.
About a mile from Charles Mound which is the highest point in Illinois at 1235 feet.

So what is this place? My guess is that these are a pair of the highest beach volleyball courts in the state of Illinois. But of course I could be wrong.