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Buzz and others, thanks for the patience.
I had planned an update last week, and keep getting new info and more opportunities. I've been to Winterset twice, have church ladies preparing a family style meal for us and inviting some locals, and the county newspaper is doing an article! Not only do we have a Saturday morning farmer's market on the town square, but the merchants are having a special/sidewalk sale Saturday, an event they were discussing, but apparently our visit helped them set the date!
We are only planning the bridge tour and meal on Sunday, and if enough are interested, I'm talking to my cousins who own and work the farm and the current 150 year old restored barn owner about doing a talk/tour on farming then and now. Send me a PM ASAP if you are interested in the Saturday farm visit.
There are dozens of interesting places to visit in the area, and we're arranging an access pass for most if not all ... your name badge.
I've had at least ten cars positively indicate attending, with at least that many probables. A group from KC is coming up Friday night, and a caravan early Saturday AND Sunday, so the Madisonians will know we're around.
The local Super 8 is saving rooms for us, and with a wedding in town, may run out. Be sure to mention the smart car group for special rate. Bill is the manager - (515) 462-4888. There are other hotels within 20 min, and several B&Bs (in my note)
Thanks and Cheers, Bob
(back to writing!)