weekend getaway

sunday brought us to sinsinawa mound, the motherhouse of the dominican sisters in wisconsin. the mound located in a lush woodlands, fields, orchards and vineyards is a center for spiritual renewal, retreats, education, and gathering. the sisters are famous for their bakery selling homemade bread, fruitcake and rolls. they also have a museum displaying quite a collection of relics and art gallery of beautiful artwork by the sisters including “journey of hope” paintings by janet mckenzie which viv and i thoroughly enjoyed.

after we celebrated mass in the mound’s queen of rosary chapel we drove to galena, a historic town that sits along the galena river, one of the many arms of the mississippi river. located in the northwestern tip of illinois bordering iowa and wisconsin, galena is a popular tourist destination boasting many attractions for all seasons. the main street in the town center has a large number of specialty shops, restaurant and a winery.

this quaint and charming town was a nice getaway on a labor day weekend.




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5 Responses to weekend getaway

  1. bebs1 says:

    Viv talked how enjoyable your day-trip was. Am glad that you all had a great time!

  2. Vivien says:

    loved Sinsinawa and Galena…the ice cream..my coconut/almond flavor ..to die for..I could have easily have 2 scoops, and they give giant serving!! yummmmo.

  3. lolaWi says:

    many thanks for the lunch, Viv!!!
    the ice cream is a favorite. never miss it when in galena.

  4. Vivien says:

    Would like to go back there…for the ice cream…hehehehehe. you are most welcome, the pleasure was mine.

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