One of my fondest memories of my 2016 road trip to the mid-south US were the way the small highways rolled through small hills and valleys through the beautiful green forests. We don’t see that very often in the southwestern part of the country.

I remember this particular road in Missouri snaking its way through the forest. It was late in the afternoon and the sun was rather low in the sky. This let the sunlight peek through the dense trees to the west leaving zebra stripes of sun and shadow all over the road. Combine that with the little roiling hills and valleys and it made for quite an amazing stint of our trip.