Sometimes pictures can speak louder than words. After work, I drove 35 miles to the grocery store which is across the state line from my house. That might seem a burdensome drive after a 9 hour workday, but the road was mostly unlined, narrow, barely two-lane and decorated with living breathing juvenile bald eagles, a groundhog, a rabbit, red-wing blackbirds, bluejays, a meadowlark, and whitetail deer. In addition to the wildlife, spring is decked out in frilly pink redbuds. Vacation is a state of mind.