THE george

Not so subtle messages at ‘THE george’

The grand hotel ‘THE george’ in College Station has a plethora of positive affirmations sprinkled throughout. It is a really beautiful and accommodating hotel strategically placed just to the north of the sprawling Texas A & M campus.

One of the first things you will encounter upon arrival is a flock of sheep that mysteriously wander throughout the hotel. Their significance, as explained by the front desk clerk, is a copy-cat from another hotel. The owner had traveled to a hotel with Penguins that randomly moved throughout. When he designed ‘THE George’ he thought it would be clever to copy that idea using sheep; since Texas A&M began as an agricultural college. I think it clever and amusing since they move throughout the hotel daily. You never know where you might have an encounter. I saw them in the lobby and bar area, in the hallway and surprisingly once on the elevator! Almost scared the crap out of me!

“My sheep know my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” ~ John 10:27

Additionally, the staff immediately points your attention to their 1917 Whiskey Bar where you can quench your thirst. Armed with a variety of 250 different brands of Whiskey you are sure to find your flavor. Each morning it duals as the continental breakfast bar. As I sip my coffee, I can hear Willie Nelson crooning from the nearby kitchen.

Mawdine and I discovered a unique and ‘modern’ approach to the water closet. No longer do the men and women have separate facilities but rather each bathroom is a separate room in and of itself complete with toilet and sink! Everybody uses the same hallway of facilities. No sharing! The tile floor has a larger than life message as seen below.

“Make Hay While The Sun Shines”

Also near the front desk is a massive art piece constructed by over 10,000 books carefully stacked to create a masterpiece of the Texas flag. With the exception of just a few, the artist insisted on using books only about Texas or written by Texans. How cool is that?!

Even the shower has a positive message…

“CLEANS UP REAL NICE”

It has been an awesome summer alternating with a LOT of professional training opportunities and relaxing at the beach. And my stay at ‘THE george’ was no less than a positive experience. Let your light shine!

I give ‘THE george’ 5 trailer houses! 🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋

Positively affirmingly yours,

Nadine Bodine

Your VERY Best friend in the whole wide world 🌎☮️❤️🚋

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