My two best pals visited for a week. For a change of pace, I suggested an overnighter in Galena, a scenic historical village in northwest Illinois. It was home of President U.S. Grant and has buildings dating back to the 1820’s although following a fire in 1856, most are pre-civil war. For the American Midwest, this is pretty old town. My friends navigated and drove while I lounged in the back seat. They probably thought I was sleeping. I did- a bit; but mostly I pondered the joys of true friendship. For 17 years, they have stuck by me through thick and thin, weathered my depression and whiplash mood swings, and come running whenever I cried for help. I didn’t gush my gratitude, but I certainly felt happy and thankful for their presence in my life. Love you gals.
The cost of the room and assorted purchases – $$$
The cost of friendship – priceless