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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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