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Wednesday, Feb 7, 2007 from Nebraska City, Nebraska
Posted: Feb 7, 2007 | 378 words | 4 Comments
Late yesterday afternoon I arrived at the fantastic Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast in Nebraska City. This is a stop I’ve been looking forward to since I first talked to Jeanna well before I left on my trip. Six months after talking with her I made it here giving me plenty of stories to share at breakfast. Speaking of breakfast it would be one of the best on the trip this morning. I had a feeling that might happen. Apple lasagna, yogurt and granola, bacon, scrambled eggs, poppy seed muffin, tea and apple juice makes a pretty hearty breakfast. Delicious!
Jeanna is still new to the bed and breakfast business. She has been the innkeeper here for about 18 months. After traveling to several countries and living the hustle of the corporate life she decided to quit and start something new where she could be her own boss. She did some research and found herself a great place, only about 40 minutes from where she grew up.
Jeanna and I have a lot in common, essentially or jobs are very similar, but may be the exact opposite. She makes a living of hosting people. While people come to here, I’m on the road going to other people to live with. We shared some great conversation of what it’s like to meet such a wide variety of people. When this trip is said and done I’m thinking I might be able to open a successful bed and breakfast myself. After staying with and meeting hundreds of people on this journey I’m going to have a great list of people who may want to come visit me someday. There’s one problem with having my own B&B, I can’t cook! Mom, would you like to be the chef?
We headed to the Lied Lodge for a wonderful steak dinner and basically called it a night. I think this was the first king-size bed I’ve had on the trip so far. Believe it or not, I even got a few minutes in at the gym this morning and I realized how much I miss it. One of these days I’ll make the gym a familiar place, but as for now I’m going to go eat out and maybe go eat some brownies.
Comment by Mom
From Baraga, MI
Wow, breakfast sounds delicious!! I'll be your cook, lets find a place in the rocky mountains, a nice log home.....however, its never too late to learn how to cook! I can tell you are appreciating good food - and enjoying foods you never used to eat at home! - on this trip!!
Comment by Penny Bell
From Boise, ID
Bugsy - I would totally love to be your chef! Cooking is a new found passion of mine and I love to entertain people! Kayla and Kristy could be our little Hostesses with the mostess!
Comment by James Love
From Vernon, BC
Good food is the main reason I like bed and breakfasts. They must also be near the highway since I am a road tripper. See www.roadlodging.com for where I look for B&B's.
Comment by Amelia Painter
From Fostoria, IA
I met the owner of Whispering Pines at the Nebraska B&B Conference right after she had purchased the property. Since that time she has really made some excellent changes at the inn and is a strong promoter of the Nebraska B&Bs. If you are traveling in Nebraska and need lodging, go to their Web site to do some research based on city here: www.nabb1.com If you are going to travel into Iowa, you can find inn traveler info at: www.iabedandbreakfast.com And, if Minnesota is your destination, go to www.minnesotabedandbreakfasts.org to research and plan your next vacation or getaway! Amelia Painter www.theprairiecottage.com Fostoria, Iowa