You have to see downtown Houston for the skyline, you have to see the famous Astrodome, you have to visit The Galleria and go skating, and you have to take the full ride around the 610 loop.

What surprises me about Houston is that even though it’s such a big city, it maintains its intimate town feel.

Houston is special because it is the perfect mixture of different cultures, the arts, big city influence, neighborhood intimacy, good old fashioned ranch living and a lot of Texas pride.

People will most likely find me sitting in my mother’s living room looking at TV.

A perfect day in Houston would consist of visiting with high school friends, eating at the Spaghetti Warehouse, seeing a show at TUTS or at the Alley, and topping off the evening at the House of Pies.

Favorite places to eat? The Spaghetti Warehouse, the House of PiesRuth’s Chris Steak HouseNinfa’s (and the Strawberry Patch when it was open).  You have to have the experience of shopping at The Galleria!