To get to the town we were headed for, you have to go along a river valley. The road runs along the river, so it's very twisty and winding. We had the air on so the windows were rolled up, and as frequently happens my wife got carsick.
So, we had to pull over and let her walk around for awhile.
Between the humidity and the ambient temperature it was pretty warm under all those trees. Eventually we loaded back up and made our way to the discount grocery store.
We spent just about forty dollars today, and came away with the jeep packed full. Among the things I really liked, we got number 10 cans of green peas (my favorite vegetable) for two dollars apiece. We got huge bags of potato patties for a dollar and a half a bag. The rest of it was just "this and that " kind of things, mostly canned goods. I can get corned beef hash there for a dollar a can, roast beef for $1.89 a can, and all sorts of soups and stews at a good price. There wasn't anything in the way of a good bargain on sausage or beef hot dogs, but that's the way it is. You take what they have on the shelf and come back next time.
On the way out I saw this poster for the ham radio guys up there. They are gearing up for establishing emergency nets. This town in NC is "rough as a cob" but they are tough people and they are pretty well organized. Lots of nice looking women, too. Especially on a Sunday, because the ladies are wearing their best dresses and jewelry, and are all made up. North Carolina has a reputation for women who have a lot of strength, so if you wanted a good "collapse" wife that would be a place to get one. Mine is from Mississippi and they are good partners in difficult times too.