This town is an imagined perfect town.
Des Moines, Iowa
This place is where Bill Bryson lived as a child.
This town is where one often sees windmills in yards and annual events centering around tulips.
This town is lacking a downtown area and has been eaten by shopping malls.
This town is where Bryson finds a beautiful downtown, but realizes his idea of a perfect town doesn't exist.
Bryson visits this town because he mistakenly imagines it is full of craggy mountains, forests, and streams.
Bryson City, North Carolina
Bryson visits this town out of sheer vanity.
This town is where Bryson spots a Japanese dignitary.
This town is where Bryson's brother lives and his launching point for visiting New York City.
This place is overrun by tourists on Columbus Day weekend and where Bryson...
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