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Welcome to Winterset
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2006 from Winterset, Iowa
Posted: Sep 20, 2006 | 261 words | 1 Comments
It was a beautiful drive in to Winterset, taking me between five and six hours. I’m happy to arrive into a small town that I can relate to. There’s only one grocery store, tons of cornfields and farming, and it makes me feel at home I suppose. It feels great to be in a small town after the cities.
Winterset is a famous little town. Famous but not touristy. It’s well known due to the movie “The Bridges of Madison County.” I haven’t seen the bridges yet but I plan to check them out later this evening as the sun settles down for some glowing photos. Winterset also claims to be the birthplace of John Wayne. They renamed their main street through the town to John Wayne Drive.
My lovely mother is excited that I’m here so I can stop by the famous Fons and Porter’s quilt shop. The rest of us in the states may not know of it. However, those who do quilting, and the sons of mothers who do quilting, are sure to have heard about it. My mother is quite envious that I’m in Winterset between the bridges and quilt shop.
I arrived last night and stayed with Alicia who is a single mother. I’ll be doing some exploring and might hop to a couple different places to crash for the night. There are people who have also offered hosting me a little ways outside of Winterset and in Des Moines so I hope to make a point to see them as well. Winterset, here I come.
Comment by Barb
From L'Anse, MI
Hi again Bugsy, Please, oh, please take a sheet of paper and put my name on it and prop it by the bridge and take a picture. I loved the book. " For Barb" Thanks, Barb