Back in early August, a bunch of us decided to get out of chicago for the weekend. Our friend Cheryl was kind enough to offer up her parents place, near Galena (Northwest Illinois) as they were planning on being out of town for the weekend. Also they have a huge house with beds to sleep about 30, as well as a swimming pool, hot tub, three wheeler, lots of land, and a climbing wall built in their barn.

So Cheryl invited everyone she knows and we all headed up, although there were only about 10 of us that actually made it.

There was much fun to be had, playing in the pool, relaxing in the hot tub, riding the three wheeler, wreaking havoc on the kitchen, watching TV, looking at cows (did I mention the neighbors have cows), drinking, playing poker, and even a little climbing in the barn.

There were lots of great bird feeders too, but by the time I tried to get bird pictures it was pretty dark, so I didn't get many that weren't really fuzzy.

Posted on 12-29-2004

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