So… until yesterday, this hadn’t yet become a true road-trip. But, having pulled out of Boston and hit the highway for the first time, the road portion of this trip is now on for real. Meanwhile, there was definitely something nice about starting in Boston, as the route along the Mass Pike out of town was tremendously familiar. Remember the scene at the end of Good Will Hunting when Matt Damon's character (what was his name again?) hits the road on the way out of town? That highway scenery in MA & CT was my regular companion towards the end of my college days.