The List: Embrace It Houston Style `

January 12, 2016

YOU GUYS THIS LIST IS AMAZING.  Thanks to you lovely people, I've got the best Houston/Texas bucket list ever.  Thanks to the fabulous contributors! (See something that isn't on here but should be?  Let me know!)

 I actually had the opportunity to already check one thing off the list this weekend.  My bestie from childhood came into town and we partook in the Vietnamese fries from Bar Boheme and OHMUHGOSH they were incredible.  Lisa being here to check off the first item was PERFECT because she was with me on my first official night in Houston.  The pile of fries was larger than my head, doused in Sriracha, garlic mayo, and a bunch of other amazing things.  They were life-changing and wonderful and I'll probably put them back on the bucket list over and over so I can eat them again and again.

I know a bucket list doesn't speak to everyone's personality, but I'm incredibly excited about it.  I am excited about taking time to tackle each and every thing.  This is my way of taking control of my surroundings and honoring this beautiful season God threw me into.  I need structure.  I need a goal.  And let's BE REAL...what's more satisfying than crossing words off of a list? 

So - I am choosing to explore and experience.  And I'm excited to share this journey with you.



  1. The Rodeo
  2. Texans game
  3. Dynamo game
  4. Rockets game
  5. Astros game (I've been to one but I think I need another)
  6. Houston Zoo
  7. Ride Houston B-Cycles around the city
  8. State Fair
  9. Bagels from Hot Bagel Shop
  10. River Oaks Homes Marveling
  11. Art Car Parde
  12. Movies on Discovery Green lawn
  13. Picnic/Watch a musical in Hermann Park/Miller Outdoor Theatre
  14. Vietnamese fries from Bar Boheme
  15. Happy hour at Discovery Green
  16. Round Top Antiques
  17. Overnight stay in Galveston
  18. Bat-watching at bridge in Bayou City Park
  19. Drinks at Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar
  20. NASA tour
  21. Drink a Mint Julep from Julep
  22. Ice skating at the Galleria
  23. Happy hour at Uchi
  24. Houston Symphony
  25. Houston Ballet
  26. Sky art installations in the Heights and Hermann Park
  27. Rothko Chapel
  28. The Menil Collection
  29. Houston Opera
  30. Bingo at Market Square Park
  31. The Alley Theatre
  32. Run at Memorial Park
  33. Run around Rice University
  34. Renaissance Festival
  35. Rodeo Cookoff
  36. Fried chicken at Dak and Bop
  37. Historic Galveston (The Strand)
  38. Burgers at The Spot in Galveston
  39. Moody Gardens in Galveston
  40. Museum of Fine Arts
  41. Museum of Natural Science
  42. Two stepping at Wild West (PUMPED about that one!)
  43. Meal at Pass & Provisions
  44. Meal at Oxheart
  45. Grilled Cheese Foodtruck (Golden Grill)
  46. PB&J Foodtruck (Monster PB&J)
  47. Watch the sunset from Eleanor Tinsley Park
  48. Houston breweries
  49. Visit a Christmas tree farm/pumpkin patch on northwest side of town
  50. Corpus Christi road trip: visit grave of Selena!
  51. Mean at the Boiling Pot
  52. Big Bend National Park
  53. Marfa, TX (definitely want to spend the night in a teepee - shoutout to the McDaniels!)
  54. San Antonio River Walk
  55. The Alamo
  56. See the bluebonnets in bloom in Chappell Hill
  57. Bluebell Factory
  58. Austin City Limits
  59. Hill Country
  60. Road trip to Fredericksburg//hike at Enchanted Rock and Pedernales Falls State Park
  61. Dallas: Six Flags over Texas//NorthPark Mall//Scat Jazz Lounge