Part of a month-long series on terrible trips, great journeys and getting lost.
* And why are all these ball-dots wading through the Higgs field in an amazing array of metaphors across all news outlets ever since the Higgs boson was discovered last week? "Cosmic molasses" and "fans of Justin Bieber" are among my favorites.
Previously in series: Portraits From A Cross-Country Road Trip
Amy Jean Porter is an artist made of stardust. Voyager 1 progress is here. Powers of Ten, here. Gone fishing, here.