After a stretch of exhaustive days I decided to explore the area on foot and walked north of the base for several hours going into every store I passed. I traveled close to 10 miles until I determined that I was farther away than I cared to be, making a WISE decision to find motorized transportation back to the base. Should have made better use of the time off but it was relaxing.
Two of the guys who went along were navigators and despite being told not to, decided to try out the local cuisine at a roadside stand and became DNIF on Monday. I distinctly remember them asking me if I wanted to try some. Fortunately, for me, it looked GROSS and I'm a finicky eater anyway, I politely declined.