Madison County, Winterset, Iowa
While working out our route home I realised we could come through Iowa. We could find some covered bridges in the town of Winterset and visit our friends Harold and Kim whom we had met in Yellowstone a few years ago at the same time. It was great to catch up with them again and they wanted to show us the area. Harold knew where all the bridges were and we visited most of them until the sun went down. Madison County has the largest group of covered bridges that exists in one area. Of the original 19, only 6 remain, but only 5 are on the historic register.
|Hogback Covered Bridge|
|Cedar Covered Bridge|
|Roseman Covered Bridge|
Someone had just got married at the famous Roseman Bridge, this is the bridge featured in the movie with Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood.
|Imes Covered Bridge|
|Not the oldest barn on the property but the only one that lit up with the setting sun|
|An old corn bin|
The corn bins will soon be a thing of the past. Farmers get more for their corn the dryer it is. So they used to dry the corn in these sheds. These days the corn is put into silos and propane (LPG) heaters dry the corn.
|An old barn full of junk|
|An old car|
|Lots and lots of corn fields|
|Harold & Kim|
Thank you Harold and Kim for being so welcoming and giving us the big tour.