Wasn't expecting to adopt a dog on this roadtrip. Nor was I expecting the mundaneness of traveling across flat, barren, straight roads. A friend told me an expression my first day back from the trip, you may never know what all goes into making the sausage, but the end result is always good. That is how I feel about describing the trip to people who ask about it. I can only capture so much in photos, videos, and words, and the rest just was.