Dallying in Des Moines
Trip Start Feb 15, 2010
77Trip End Feb 14, 2011
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In the early afternoon I set off again for Winterset, Iowa (birthplace of John Wayne, or as they knew him there, Marion Morrison
Winterset, which seems to be strangely well acquainted with Hollywood, just so happens to be in Madison County. I figured as long as I'm there it would be a shame not to see a couple of the bridges of madison county made famous by the book and movie of the same name.
After visiting a couple of the bridges and trudging through knee-deep snow in freezing temperatures to take their photos, I hopped back in the warmth of my car to plan my next move. After some browsing and calculating I set a course for Hannibal, Missouri. On the drive out of Iowa I noticed that it was one of those slightly cloudy days where the sky and the snow take on the exact same color, making it impossible to distinguish the two apart. A little disorienting at times, but visually I think it's pretty neat. I arrived at my Wal-Mart Du Jour shortly before midnight, but still found some time to wander the unchanging aisles. I really hope that after this trip is over, I don't retain some strange desire to wander around Wal-Mart before bed.