I am so glad we stopped here in Winterset. This city park is just beautiful.
|From Geeks on Tour 200906 (June)|
We were determined to do a little sightseeing here, so we hopped on our bikes in the morning because it was forecast to rain in the afternoon. We visited Marion Morrison's birthplace (you probably know him as John Wayne.) He only lived here until he was 3, but he left a mark! Then we walked around the town square. Most every town we've seen in Iowa so far has a beautiful town square. The first one I saw, I thought for sure it must have been the movie set for Back to the Future. But then we saw so many more. Here's the town square in Winterset: And, I kept looking up every few steps to appreciate the detail in the architecture. But the sight I really wanted to see is a covered bridge. And, there's one right in our little city park: And, while we were in the John Wayne gift shop, we picked up the DVD for 'Bridges of Madison County' which was filmed here. I saw the movie years ago and remembered the basic plot and the fact that I really liked it. Oh - that's an understatement. I LOVED it. It's got to be on the top of anybody's list of romantic films ... and a tear jerker ... and beautiful scenery ... and soundtrack. I love watching films that were filmed in a place where we are visiting - like when we watched 'Somewhere in Time' after visiting Mackinac Island last year. Now I want to do more sightseeing! Thanks Gypsy Journal for recommending this place! But, I got website work to do. Maybe later.