Whenever my husband and I visit Galena, Illinois we try to climb these stairs that lead from the wonderful Main Street area – a shopper’s delight! – to the residential homes perched high above with their spectacular views of the town, homes and river below.

During one of our stays, we climbed up and down these steps (I believe we counted 192 of them) five times in one day – a fantastic workout, especially if you are coming up for air after all that shopping and need to deliver your purchases to your room at the B&B – so that you can return to shop for more!

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: 2014 #26