The Bridges of Madison County ~ Winterset, Iowa

Hello Peoples. I am very excited to share our trip with you! We visited Winterset, Iowa and saw the Bridges of Madison County. It was such a good trip. We didn’t camp this time. We stayed in a motel in Winterset. The man who owned the motel was a great guy. He was friendly, jovial and had a good sense of humor. All the tourists were friendly. Many of them would stop and talk to me for a few minutes. We met several visitors from Europe! It was a fun, satisfying trip. The bridges have an ambiance around them that is difficult to describe. I think it’s nostalgia. They’re all in a serene setting. I could here the leaves in the trees as a gentle breeze blew. Sometimes the brook under the bridges would gurgle or babble. Yes, we did walk across every bridge, more than once! Sadly, one bridge was burned. It was arson. They have raised money to repair the bridge.

Just click on the photo if you would like it bigger. I hope I have the names of all the bridges correct.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

We also visited theย John Wayne Museum!ย That is one nice museum.

Roseman Covered Bridge

Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge

Imes Covered Bridge ~ This is my favorite covered bridge!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

The Holliwell Covered Bridge

Hogback Covered Bridge

Not to far from the Cutler Donahoe Covered Bridge is this amazing castle tower!!!

Where is Rapunzel when you need her???ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

When we arrived at theย John Wayne Museun,ย we watched a fifteen minute movie of clips from his films. His daughter said a few words at the beginning of the movie. It was very well put together. I thought it was a little sad and moving. The museum has a gift shop.

I don’t know why the photos are yellow. The museum is not yellow.

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The museum has interesting facts about his personal life and his films. There are photos and movie posters. The little white house above, is the home of his birth. It’s next to the museum. It was a great trip!

Much Love ~

Kathy

 

 

 

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