So, the food story. If like us you prefer to eat organic produce, when you get out here in the hinterlands you quickly discover how challenging that can be. And how lucky we are to live near Stanley's Produce in Chicago, where half the stuff on offer is organic.
The small groceries we visited offered few, if any, choices in the produce section, but Safeway, to their credit, has a solid selection. We shopped at several Safeways along our 1500-mile route, returning because we knew we could count on organic apples, oranges, pears, and bananas and a reliable selection of organic veggies, among them broccoli, beans, spinach, tomatoes, and carrots. Because that's pretty much what we eat every day.
Well-sourced dairy and eggs are harder to come by (nothing compares to the ones we get from Bruce's free-range hens down the block), but not impossible. Since I prepare the vast majority of our meals on the road, locating wholesome food is important to us, and it's an eye-opener to discover it ain't all that easy.