Here we are,... two gals who met through blogging and now have become real life/ in person good friends!
In case you don't recognize that pretty blonde, it is Jane (Blondie's Journal) and your's truly (not a blonde)
Last weekend was the 4th get-together for Jane and I along with our hubbies Al and Dan.
We stayed at this B &B located just a few blocks from the main drag.
Although it was nice enough, I have to say I think we all preferred the first one we had stayed at during our first get-together in Galena.
Then it was December 2009, right after Christmas and businesses were still decorated and had such a festive feel.
Our view, December 2009, just outside our door!
But back to the present, June 2012!
A view of the restaurant we all met at. This is such a nice little Italian place with the best food.
After lunch we walked, shopped and tried to get the food to settle down. I am mugging for the camera here! See hubbies in they're typical guy pose!
One other thing, I forgot my camera this time ( I know, bad blogger) so I am borrowing some of Jane's pics.
Later we checked into our B & B, rested a bit and then met downstairs for some refreshments and parlor games.
Although we all chatted and had a very nice time, I never really figured out what our parlor games were to be.
That evening we all went for supper at a very nice restaurant with very nice food.
We had a lovely time visiting and such and things were going splendidly.
Until....our waitress brought us a round of beer's.
I was seated facing with my back to her when all of a sudden I felt something hard clonk me on the head.
Yes, she dropped the glass beer bottle right onto my poor little head.
And then swoosh, I was covered and I mean covered in beer.
Not to mention for the rest of the evening I had a gigantic headache.
Well the owner was very apologetic and even wanted me to go to the hospital.
I declined because I knew I was fine, just an achy head.
My meal was on the house but since I hardly could enjoy it I think that was only fair.
Well we headed back to the B&B with a forever story to tell.
One more kind of funny thing! ( Although I didn't think the beer thing was too funny at the time).
Most of the Victorian B&B's have these headless mannequins dressed in some beautiful finery.
For some reason our hosts had placed one in the hallway just a few steps away from Al and Jane's room.
Well Alan thinks these are the creepiest things.
I kind of do too!
Dan and I layed in bed that night trying to get brave enough to move that mannequin to right outside Al and Jane's room. If the owners had not been quite so stiff, and we weren't such wimps, we would have probably done it.
The next morning Al told us how he had plotted to move it just outside our room as well!
The next morning we all met for breakfast, which was beautifully set up and then packed up and headed downtown for a bit more shopping and such.
Jane caught me here, checking out the storefronts.
I need to remember to never forget my camera again!
Jane has pics of me but I don't really have hardly any of her this time.
However here is a cute one of Jane and Alan when we visited them at their lake house last summer.
Our time together always goes too fast, but we always enjoy it and always look forward to our next get-together.
I want to have them up to our home but....
Alan say's I will never get Jane up here as long as I keep posting pictures like this! hehe.
Just love those two, they are such a lovely couple and fun too!
If you ever get a chance, don't hesistate to meet someone you've gotten to know from blogging.
Have a lovely weekend all!