Y'all, it's been a week. But we are here and my family was extremely lucky. Many others not so much. This thing is making me incredibly grateful to be a part of this place. So here's just a few things I love about Houston.
  1. Discovery Green
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    Picture taken last year. We go there so often, we don't normally take pictures. But my best friend was visiting this day. It's a city center park, and it shows the city's diversity beautifully. People of all races, religions, and classes come here. It's the future liberals want! 😉
  2. JJ Watt
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    He has raised over 16 million. 16 MILLION. For Harvey victims. What? This man is a treasure.
  3. Niko Niko's
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    Best Greek food in The US. It's been here since the 1970's. It's one of the first places Marc and I went when we started dating. We've eaten here more than any where else. Our kids love it. It's in Montrose which is the LGBTQ capital of Houston. I take every out of town visiter here.
  4. Star Pizza
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    I don't like pizza, but I LOVE their pizza. They always have local craft beers on tap. Speaking of beer...
  5. St Arnold
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    Oldest craft brewery in Houston. I recommend their Octoberfest and Sailing Santa. They excel in seasonal beers! Also they brew a great root beer for the kiddos/non alcohol drinkers!
  6. Houston Astros
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    I recommend weekday, mid-day games in the summer. Not huge crowds so it's easy to make beer and nacho runs. And you can buy cheap tickets then sneak down to the better seats!
  7. Dia De Los Muertos
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    Houston holds a wonderful family friendly celebration each year. Amazing artists, food, performers. We love it. (Also I wish we could save drafts for the umpteenth time because I have some really fun pictures from when we've gone!
  8. Bayou City Arts Festival
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    Again, wish I could add my own pics! Artist from all over the country! Amazing street performers, food trucks and affordable original art.
  9. Museums
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    Museum of Natural science is my favorite. They also have one of the best children's museums in the country.
  10. Jennifer Reyna
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    She is a traffic newscaster and this whole week, in between segments she was answering emails from viewers, and would call them to navigate them to safety, one by one. I was so touched by this. She's a hero.
  11. Houston Police Department
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    For the first 36 hours of this hurricane all 7000 officer worked non stop. My husband left Friday afternoon and didn't come home until Wed morning. And he and the others are now working 12 hour shifts, no day off insight. One even lost his life trying to get to work during the storm.
  12. Houston Fire Department
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    They've also been working nonstop, no end in sight.
  13. Anyway, there are a thousand more things, big and tiny I could list. Point is, it's a special city. Maybe not one you'd vacation to, but it's a great place to live and I'm proud to have called it home for 17 years. 💙 #houstonstrong