Hi do there! I’m Coke and I’m the owner of the Old Train Station Motel. Welcome to our grand opening. I’ve got you in guest room eight. So if you’ll follow me, I’ll tell you about old station along our way.
I don’t know what I was thinking when I decided to buy the old train station just north of Normal in the Daniel Boone National Park. It’d been run down for years. It was a beautiful station in it’s day and I had a crazy idea I’d turn some of the space into ten guest rooms.
Like I said….crazy!
The middle has been restored to a gorgeous courtyard area. I’ve even put in telescopes for the motel guests to enjoy the constellations after they eat in the Caboose Diner.
There are five rooms on each side of the courtyard. I have two barns on the property. One I’m using for the hoedown tonight. I really hope you can make it. Blue Ethel and the Farm Boys is the name of the band. I’ve got good food and plenty of sweet tea. So bring your partner and come for the Do-Si-Do.
As you can see, we’ve got plenty of room to sit and fill your tummy. It’s a good time to socialize with the locals. If you run into someone old gizzer by the name of Jay, don’t pay him any mind. He’s mad because I bought this place from his family. It’s been in his family for years and it’s also under bankruptcy.
He’s got a thorn up his youknowwhat because I’m making him move out of that stable in the back. He trains locals how to rope and compete in horse competition. It’s a big deal in Kentucky and many college offers scholarships. I know it’s his livelihood but I’ve got to make a go of this motel. The stables will be a perfect place for a wedding venue.
I’ve given him three weeks to move his clients to a different stable. That should be plenty of time, but he don’t see it that way. Of course, he insists on arguing with me…oh…do you hear that?
It sounds like music has started. Go on now, get your things in your guest room and come on out back to the hoedown.
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Everyone in Normal is excited for the Hoe Down to celebrate the opening of the new Old Train Station motel grand opening.
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Mae West has a way of sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong and finds herself in a dangerous situation when she finds a treasure map that leads to more than just treasure. . . a dead body!
(This is real life at Tonya Kappes’s family home where her family get together after church on Sundays.)