This was a quick spur of the moment road trip to Galena, Illinois. I have been to Galena once before to shoot a wedding in the winter. I remembered the atmosphere being quaint, historical and charming, but I didn’t get a good chance to capture the essence of the small village at that time. This trip started with a 2 hours, back road, sunny drive up the Iowa side of the Mississippi. We stopped along the way to get fresh air and a few drinks in Princeton, Iowa at Go Fish. This establishment was very impressive for the small town it resided in. Built in the air on stilts, the view from every window was the mighty river, looking exceptionally blue with scattered ice blocks floating throughout. The staff was friendly and drinks were cold.

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