Congratulations to our friends in nearby Galena, Illinois for being named to the "Top 19 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America" List. Here's where Galena ranked.


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According to Galena was ranked at #15 on the Top 19 List of Most Beautiful Cities in America.

The publication goes on to state "many memories of small town America are being left to waste away in the countryside, but that's far from the case in Galena, where history is being preserved, and it's as beautiful as ever. Regardless of the season, the small town charm of this town just seems to have an allure to it that can't be seen in many places. The rustic, red brick buildings stand out in every season, and the streets themselves still hold the same family-operated stores that have been there for decades.

Not only are is there a local ski resort for winter fun, but they have a booming scene for anyone who appreciated contemporary arts and local drinks. Whether it's beer, wine, or spirits; you're sure to find something excellent. The rolling hills of the area also provide romantic experiences for anyone looking for an a weekend escape in a cabin. Actually, you might as well just go ahead and buy one, because you're never going to want to leave."

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After spending a wedding anniversary there with my wife Yvonne, we would whole kindheartedly agree. Our weekend there shopping and taking in the views are one of the highlights of 2014 for us.

Congrats to our Q98.5 listeners in the Galena area. Well done, well done.