I have not been to Post, Texas for many years and the condition of the town shocked me. It was a place I looked forward to visiting years back, and I always thought of Post as the quintessential examp... more
I have not been to Post, Texas for many years and the condition of the town shocked me. It was a place I looked forward to visiting years back, and I always thought of Post as the quintessential example of small Texas towns. The town is dirty and seems to have fallen on bad times. The number of closed stores is sad. That said, the Best Western Post Inn does its best to put on a good face. The interior is clean and my room was clean and decently appointed. The remote was frustrating, which for a guy is akin to a pickup that won’t start. The lobby is uninviting but functional. Karen, the afternoon desk clerk was a jewell. She was personable and efficient. I watched her go above and beyond assisting another guest with a problem. The breakfast was unimaginatively presented and the little touches that make a difference in getting past the awful eggs and unknown source of sausages were absent; like salt and pepper shakers. And, this is Texas after all, how the hell does anyone manage to eat the squishy egg product without picante, salsa or hot sauce. I I will bet dollars to doughnuts the property owners are not native Texans or even Americans for that matter. The world has changed and not for the better. Lastly, be prepared for a very unattractive parking area. At least there is a rodeo arena across the highway as a reminder of what this part of Texas used to be. Don,t get me wrong, I recommend the outfit for an overnight and would stay again. I just don’t like feeling almost a stranger in my own land.
See to your weapons and stand to your horses,