So this week was really great because one of my best friend's came to Houston to visit for 4 days and it was just the pick me up I needed to finish 2017 on a good note. I can talk forever about how much it sucks when you don't live in the same city as your friends but those few times you do get to see each other and hang out are more special because of it. It is also weird because you have this weird responsibility to show your city in its best light and it made me feel almost like a visitor here as well as we tried to find fun things to do around town. Ended up finding two new cidery's that I didn't know about previously as well as spending a glorious day soaking up rays at the beach. A rare treat for a Michigander to sit in the 80-degree sun in the middle of December. I hope to make this a more common occurrence soon!