The following morning we had our motel breakfast and conversed with the breakfast lady a bit. She was so nice and sweet.
Then it was off again heading West on Route 30. We made a quick stop at a local Walmart we passed to pick up a few things.
Only in Nebraska will you see prairie dresses for sale in a Walmart! lol
And this was an astonishing sight) In PA we have a dairy lobby that price fixes fresh milk products. At that time milk in PA was hovering at the $3 mark(It's now $4+ a gallon). If I had a small refrigerated truck with me I'd have hauled a load of milk with me back to PA on the return leg of this trip! ;-)
Yet another train passing us on the tracks that ran parallel to the road we took through much of Nebraska.
About an hour after leaving Fremont, we made it to Columbus, Nebraska.
A funny named building, Dickie Doodles, as we rode into town. Turns out it's a convenience store/gas station that serves food too.
We made a stop in Columbus to see an old friend, Randy, who I had met in Delaware at the 2nd Bloggerpalooza in 2014. There was some excitement for Randy the week before we got there. A woman driving down his street had plowed into his car, parked along the road in the residential neighborhood and totaled it. Randy had just bought a new car earlier that week with the insurance claim proceeds.
After visiting for a bit, Randy whisked us off to lunch...
Here's a not so great shot of the mural painted on the curved wall inside of the dining area. Randy treated us to lunch and I had a fish and chips lunch which was delish. Thanks Randy!
And with me after lunch before we headed out to see the small town sights in Columbus.
A replica of an old fashioned barbershop. I can't look at that photo without music from "Sweeney Todd" floating around in my brain. lol
The school room view from the teacher's desk. That's Randy in the back probably misbehaving. Good thing the teacher has stepped out to use the outhouse. ;-)
I enjoyed this display and information about a local resident who was an early woman aviatrix from the area.
Katherine Kuhlen was the first woman to Solo pilot an airplane in 1929 from a flight school in Topeka KS. I loved the photo of her in her flight suit and googled labeled "Aunt Kate".
Hubs admiring an old Indian motorcycle.
And here's an early Ford....a Model A or T? I can't remember.
Here's a photo of some of the early log cabins in Platte County NE.
An old copper still outside the backside of the log cabin. What home back then didn't have one of these?
A poster advertising the Grand Opening of the Union Pacific railroads Platte River Route on May 10th, 1869, running from Sacramento to Omaha.
And I made him stop the car when we went by another of these odd looking barns with the curved sides so I could take a photo of it. Anybody know anything about these odd shaped barns? Please let me know!
You can look up what a Runza sandwich is if you care. Why Nebraska(plus one location in in Kansas where a NE native moved and lamenting they couldn't find a runza so they got a franchise)you ask?