Madison and Dallas Counties Iowa,
were not on our original travel plans but as life has it, we stopped just outside Des Moines Iowa for a few nights and found ourselves in the middle of the covered bridge capitol of Iowa.
Those of us who remember either the book or the 1995 movie starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, I did not anticipate finding the actual bridges in Madison County no less discovering there were eight covered bridges here, two of which, the Roseman above and the Holliwell were used in the movie.
Both bridges were built by the same person in the 1800s. The town that is central to this collection of bridges is called Winterset and is not only a very quaint beautiful town but also the birthplace of John Wayne! Another bonus!
While driving to this region of Iowa we came upon fields and fields of windmills so many that this area provides most of its electrical power to these fields of windmills.