A country gal writes: “I grew up in a town of 600 people in N.E. Iowa and
have nothing but great memories of my time there. But while rural America
is a great place to live, it is a terrible place to visit unless you have
friends or family there.
“The drab hotels you and Jonah described are truly sad places. They do not
reflect the quality or feel of the community which surrounds them. Rural
America is not set up for strangers to wander in off the highways and stay
at hotels. It’s oriented toward hosting families and guests in homes.
I think she has got the essence of the matter right there.