I could not tell you how many small towns we passed through on this trip, but I can say that I wish I could have stopped in every single one for a duration of days to get a feel for each place. Passing through is great and all, but there is a lot to be said for sussing a location out, spending time looking at what its all about and meeting the locals to hear their stories. Never the less, here are some examples of just a small handful of places we stopped in and wandered around. With each town passed through, I wondered if anyone even noticed we were there one moment and gone the next. It always seemed hard leaving a small town, as if there was so much left that we just never got to see or learn about.