15 January, 2011
Chez President Grant
While we were in Galena for our weekend getaway, we stopped at former President Ulysses S. Grant's home for a brief historical tour. As someone who prefers European to American history, I found the tour surprisingly interesting. Just the thought of walking in the same places as others used to hundreds of years ago is mind blowing. I've yet to upload the photos from inside the house (and in any case, they aren't as interesting out of context), so here are some snapshots of the scenery Grant would have seen as he stepped out on his porch for a late afternoon stroll with his wife (the first President's wife to be dubbed a "First Lady").