My husband and I took a road trip today. Last night we watched an episode of Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Guy ate at Wallace Station, an old train station in Versailles, Ky; so we decided we would too. One of the towns in my novel is located in Versailles. Next to writing, and selling books, eating is way up there.
We decided not only will we be visiting old insane asylums and holding book signings, but we will be eating at only local Mom and Pop restaurants along the way. We are going to map out all the ones Guy Fieri has eaten in and hit as many of those as possible. We will compare and see what we think. It will be great.
While eating at Wallace Station we met a couple visiting from Minnesota. They were with a couple who live in Versailles and raise sheep for the local restaurants. The sheep lady bought one of my books, which I signed, and the guy working behind the counter sent me to Poor Richards Bookstore in Frankfort to sell more books.
Another customer started telling us all about the history of Midway, which is near Versailles. According to this fellow, Midway got its name because it was halfway between Louisville and Lexington and its purpose was to keep the railway workers home. Midway had its own brothels and bars.
Half a mile from Wallace Station is an old tavern where this gentleman also told us that Jessie Jame’s mother worked there and listened to all the local horse farmer’s brag about how fast their horses were, so when Jessie James came through needing a fast horse his mother knew where he could steal the fastest ones.
It was an awesome day. Good food, good people, Great times!