Traveling along the Gulf Coast, watching miles and miles of coastline, definitely put me in a zen place. Plop me in front of a body of water and I am at peace. I prefer the ocean, but I appreciate lakes and rivers as well. In addition to the Gulf of Mexico, so far I have felt obligated to dip my toes into the Ochlockonee River and the Rocky Bayou. But seeing beautiful aspects of nature aside, I have discovered there are definite disadvantages to using roads less traveled. In exchange for avoiding interstate traffic and boredom, travelers on back roads miss the ubiquitous rest stops when the need arises to stretch the folded body or to use the bathroom. Although grocery stores are scattered here and there, they aren’t necessarily what I call full-service grocery stores. We stopped to restock food supplies at one small town USA grocery store and found such a dismal selection that our entire purchase consisted of two gallons of less than palatable water and a package of asparagus. If buying organic produce and alternative food items is your norm, their availability in the small town grocery store will probably be fleeting at best or more than likely, non-existent. Imagine my excitement when I spotted a Natural Food Store as we were passing through a town in the panhandle of Florida. Now imagine my disappointment when the loaf of bread I usually buy cost over $7 at said store, $3 more than I usually pay. Needless to say, I left that bread in the store. So do I need to say “it ain’t all good”?