Day one of road tripping has been successful. We made it from New Jersey to Chicago without much incident. Even throughout the emptiness of much of the interstate highways between here and there, not being alone made it so much better. The drive seemed long at times, but now that I’m looking back it hardly seems like it was over twelve hours of driving. As the snow was vaporizing and creating haze over the farmland of Indiana, the trees took on an even more solitary look. It was a beautiful scene driving across an otherwise empty landscape.