A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bridges of Madison County

   There are six covered bridges in Madison County, three of which were used in the making of the 1994 film Bridges of Madison County after the short novel of the same name by Robert Waller.  I saw four of them.   As for the other two, one was an iffy prospect for the Little House on the Highway and the other way off to the west – not the direction we were heading.

   I was going to try to find Francesca’s farm house and see if she wanted to run away with me.  Then I met up with a couple from Denver at one of bridges.  They had a better tourist map than I which had Francesca’s farm marked on it but as they informed me - the house is no longer there.  Oh just as well.  Clint Eastwood I am not.  More like Pee Wee Herman.

  Well Dotty, I gotta be moving on down that long lonesome highway.

Today we move on into Missouri.


  1. I've always like covered bridges too. We have quite a few here in Central Pa. Nice pic.


  2. That is so awesome. I love that movie.

  3. clint was already too old in that movie for me. :)

  4. I guess Francesca ran away with someone else. That blue sky is incredible.

  5. Beautiful bridge & shot!

    Where to in Missouri?

  6. Clint Eastwood can never be too old for me!
    A friend recently saw him in Santa Barbara in restaurant with a table full of friends. She told me he was very fit, spry, and adorable just as he brushed by her table.

    And you are standing on that bridge…
    Where is was with Francesca, oh my...

  7. good to see you still moving along John and finding time to zap up a blog post at the end of the day too...

  8. Oh, I love covered bridges, and I absolutely loved that movie. I laughed out loud at your description of yourself...this is such fun traveling along with you!

  9. I haven't seen many of them, but I have heard of them bridges. On to my former state of MO, eh?
    Missouri can be very picturesque in Fall. Enjoy!

    Peace :)

  10. This is nice, I have seen the movie three times I think, so romantic. I prefer a Pee Wee Herman much more since I saw Clint Eastwood at the Republican Convention talking. He felt of his statue for me, what a creepy person.

  11. I love these photos! What a great trip. PeeWee no way....


  12. Loved that movie . . . such a romantic I am.
    I thought Clint was excellent in that movie . . .
    but then, he us more my era . . .
    Ahhhhh . . . Madison County . . .


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