Kirk Murray, of the University of Iowa, took a day-trip to Madison County in August. His article is a must-read.
It’s a love story.
With its friendly people, rolling scenery, and covered bridges etched with history, I can’t help but recommend a day trip to Winterset and Madison County. Not because you can get away from it all and experience life like it used to be in a simpler time (as a lot of the marketing might suggest), but rather because you can experience life as it exists in this moment.