|I enjoyed a great day off last Wednesday. A few of my HitchHiker forum friends were staying in Winterset and we arranged to have lunch together at the Mexican restaurant in town where I had eaten 4 years ago. Winterset is about 50 miles from Adventureland and is the county seat for Madison County...home of those fabulous covered bridges. The book, Bridges of Madison County, is far superior to the movie and I loved having a chance to see the bridges again. Getting to see HH friends was icing on the cake.
I visited two bridges and John Wayne's new museum before lunch. Then the nine of us returned to their RV campground in the city park and enjoyed a good visit. Met some new friends and it was particularly nice seeing Lyle and Mary (last time was on my Big Trip in Chanute, KS in 2010) and Don and Mary Lynn (last time at a get-together in Tahlequah, OK in 2013). The forum has been such a wonderful resource for information and answers to questions, but most of all for the friendships created.
While there, I simply had to include three more bridges before heading back to my little world next to the amusement park. If you like covered bridges, John Wayne and random houses along the countryside in Iowa, you'll enjoy most of the pictures. There's a bunch.