Probably the most graphic relationship between our trip to the Northeastern United States and Canada and genealogy was the fact that we were lost so many times. We finally bought a paper set of maps of the area to supplement our two GPS units and we still got lost. I guess my main issue with driving around up here is the inability to see anything but trees most of the time. That seems to be my main issue with genealogy right now also. We also find the roads and signs confusing and poorly marked. Another good analogy to genealogy. When we discovered we were lost, we had to spend an inordinate amount of time getting back on the right roads. That is also a good analogy to genealogical research.
What I think is most interesting is that some of the time we didn't even know we were lost. That seems to be the case sort of generally with genealogy also. It take some additional traveling to discover you and working on the wrong family lines.
We, we will soon be back in Utah and be able to see miles and miles of mountains. We will miss our wonderful time in the Northeast.