Dave and I own and operate "Bernadine's Stillman Inn" in Galena IL since 2000. A prime spot to visit if you enjoy History and the Gentle Arts.
The Inn is all decorated and just waiting for Santa to come! The Parlor is adorned with garland, lights, angels and a huge Christmas tree loaded with angels and burgundy and gold florals. We're keeping up with the bottomless chocolate chip cookie jar as best we can and having a blast with our guests! It's fun to see all those packages come in from purchases made downtown.
We love listening to Christmas music. Our favorite this year is "Music Box Sound of Christmas" by Porter Music Box Company, Inc.
Dave and I are getting excited about spending Christmas in the City and how exciting - our family has grown now that our son Phil has met his birth family! They are just lovely but there are a lot of siblings to think about now - 7! We welcome Victoria, Phil and all of their children into our family.
More good news: Travis has proposed to our daughter Becca. We will be having an engagement party before the New Year rings in. How wonderful. Here's to Becca and Travis this season!
Well, back to cleaning and cooking, shopping and enjoying this Holiday season. We hope you will join us here at the inn and take a moment to reflect on all the good things life has had to offer in the past year! To all who read this blog we'd like to offer a one time special - 20% off your midweek stay in January! Also, a complimentary bottle of champagne for those of you staying with us for three nights over New Years Eve!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
Bernadine & Dave