Nebraska, some of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

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Title Insurance with First American Title

We spent the evening of August 13th at Kearney RV Park & Campground just off Interstate 80. We’re up early (as usual) this Friday morning hoping to make it to Branson, Missouri, our final destination. It’s a stretch at about 535 miles and we’re a little less for wear, this 4th day of our cross country trek. We're about 40 miles out of Kearney when our truck suddenly loses power. Fortunately we were able to coast off the freeway at the Wood River exit just outside of Grand Island, Nebraska.

Thank you Lone Tree Towing! Grand Island, Nebraska.

Long story short we got rescued off the freeway by Lone Tree Towing and ended up at GI Auto Repair. They took us right in and suggested we wait for the assessment at Farmer’s Daughter Cafe a few blocks away so we could have some breakfast and relax while they took at our truck. So we piled into an SUV and Brooke drove us there!

Brooke, from GI Auto in Grand Island, Nebraska, with Keith and Bev Minkler.

I’m so glad they did! This little old cafe is a family owned and run business and the people here are among the nicest you’ll ever meet. When we arrived a little after 10 am I was a little surprised to see they were so busy. It appears the customers were mostly locals because everyone seemed to know everybody and were on a first name basis. Always a good sign to me at a food establishment.

A great breakfast at Farmer's Daughter Cafe in Grand Island, Nebraska.

We hung out for about an hour or so and talked to pretty much everyone here. It’s almost unavoidable. I had scrambled eggs, a slice of ham and hash browns with an English muffin which were all done just to my liking. What started out as a broke down in Nebraska story ended up being a wonderful discovery of a place, its people, and a great breakfast.

Farmer's Daughter Cafe, 105 N Walnut St, Grand Island, NE 66801

And the truck? Nothing major. We were back on the road about noon. The Farmer’s Daughter Cafe is a little off the freeway, but well worth the stop if you happen to be hungry and driving through Grand Island. My kind of place and I highly recommend it.

A big shout out is also in order to Lone Tree Towing and GI Auto Repair. The day could have been a disaster but you all were so friendly and helpful. Thanks for taking such good care of us.

Some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet live in Nebraska.

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Comments (17)

Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Well if I get to Nebraska I'll try to make sure I eat there. I'll hope I don't have car trouble, but hey, if I do, I'll know who I can trust.

Sep 09, 2015 11:18 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Tammy Lankford ... no car trouble! Just enjoy a great breakfast and some local chat! :O)

Sep 09, 2015 11:28 AM
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

I have no idea what you are writing about because that absolutely enticing picture of your breakfast captured my full attention!  They look like they really know how to do breakfast!  :-)  

Sep 09, 2015 12:01 PM
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

Okay, I've re-read this but again, I'm still at a loss for your topic as I still can't get past that mouth-watering photo!  

Sep 09, 2015 12:03 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Rene- I love finding off the road/one of a kind places like the Farmer's Daughter Cafe!  Glad you had nothing major with your truck. 

Sep 09, 2015 12:16 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

:O) Francine Viola ... I think you got it! It's about the breakfast ;O) And the wonderful people that got us to it!

Sep 09, 2015 12:27 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Thanks Kathy Streib ... It turned out to be a very little thing about the truck. And me too! I love finds like Farmer's Daughter Cafe. I'm probably easily pleased, but I find such great joy when I find a little gem like this one... Let alone being rescued by strangers that are so willing to help and friendly.

Sep 09, 2015 12:29 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Rene! Road Trip! Love yours, always an adventure. This has to come round again on a future Tuesday Travelogue. That was a big honkin' breakfast, there, friend! 

Sep 09, 2015 01:15 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Thanks Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 !!! Adventure indeed and more tales to spin about this 13 day roadtrip. Funny thing about breakfast. My starving artist was very present this morning, so eat I say when you can! Who knows when next meal arrives! Kidding aside, what a lovely stop in Grand Island, Nebraska and we were blessed for it, even though it at first appeared as a total setback. 

Sep 09, 2015 01:55 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Thursday morning René. I enjoy reading the highlights of your road trip. Very entertaining.

Sep 09, 2015 06:19 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

Anybody that wears tape measure suspenders like mine, is a friend already!

Sep 09, 2015 11:04 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Thanks Michael Thornton ... It was a great trip.

Sep 10, 2015 01:48 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Rob D. Shepherd ... Indeed! I want a pair too!

Sep 10, 2015 01:49 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Rene, in my opinion, wherever you go, happiness happens. You are a lesson in manifestation. Nuff said. Your fan, Debb. :) 

Sep 10, 2015 11:39 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Thanks Debb Janes ... :O) I do my best to practice everyday, happiness is a choice and always available...

Sep 13, 2015 06:00 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

René - you were blessed to have been stopped there.  You got a real authetic feel of the town.  By the way, now I know why you were scared on those roads.  That is some rig.

Sep 14, 2015 08:15 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Indeed I did Grant Schneider ... AND I'm such a big believer in chance encounters! Quite the rig, huh? It was fun (most of the time) to drive. But that continental divide, Kansas City during Friday rush hour, and driving into the Ozarks to Branson late at night through winding dark roads were, let's say, a real thrill! ;O)

Sep 15, 2015 03:24 AM