The Dude Ranch

Two weekends ago Katie and I were excited to host our first house guests since remodeling our house. Peter, a good friend from business school, and his girlfriend came into town from New York and it was the first time in Houston for both of them.

They arrived late Friday night, so we just went out for dinner at Roost and rested up for a big day Saturday. Saturday began with the Houston Area Women’s Center Race Against Violence 5k. Sunny and cool, we each did pretty well and then enjoyed recovery food with a brunch of almond flour pancakes.

Next we met up with the other IMD MBA 2008 Houstonian, Hernan, a recent transplant from Buenos Aires. What do three IMD MBAs do when they meet in a city that isn’t native for any of them? Play ping pong, of course! We convened at the Rice Rec Center and held an epic international tournament for the ages.

Saturday afternoon we were pleased to introduce our IMD friends/guests/families to a unique cultural experience: the Houston Rodeo! From bull riding events to the livestock show to lots of Texas BBQ, I think it’s safe to say that we all enjoyed the experience and that our guests will always remember it!

Saturday night we went to dinner at Beaver’s for some more locavore fare and Sunday our guests had to leave too early! The weather was gorgeous Sunday, so it’s too bad they couldn’t stick around; we played beach volleyball all afternoon. Actually, as both of our guests were really, really tall, maybe it’s a good thing they couldn’t stay and play against us!

The weather here is still absolutely beautiful, so now is the right time for us to be cultural ambassadors of Houston. If anyone else would like to visit, COME ON DOOOOOOOOOWN!

Published by Bryan Guido Hassin

These are the musings of a global entrepeneur and leader building the sustainabile, prosperous, equitable future. This blog began as a way to document my experience during the IMD MBA in Switzerland and now is the place where I publish eclectic thoughts on climatetech, business, politics, fitness, entertainment, travel, wine, sports, and . . . whatever else is top of mind.

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