My 10 Favorite Things About Living in Flint, Michigan [PHOTO/VIDEO]
I can't believe it's been one whole year already! It's gone by so fast!
Our first year in the Flint area has been outstanding. Don't get me wrong; moving your entire family across time zones is a difficult task, but we did it. And we couldn't be happier.
In no particular order, here are my ten favorite things about living here:
10. The Crim (see above photo)
It was the first big event that we worked here. I had no idea what it was. But the amount of people and the positive energy was intoxicating. In no way, shape or form did I think I'd be running it this year; I hadn't run since cross country in high school! But I am absolutely thrilled to be running the historic 10 miles this weekend. I'm looking forward to a hot, emotional and amazing day on Saturday!
9. The Michigan Renaissance Festival
What can I say about the Ren Fest? I minored in history in college, so I love this stuff. I can't get enough of it. And I am super excited for our "takeover" this weekend with the Pat & AJ Revolution!
8. Flint Farmers Market
Our boss took us here right after we got off the plane for our job interview here, and we were sold. At the time, it had only been open for a few weeks. One year later, we've had our Christmas and St. Patrick's Day parties here, and we filmCooking With Cars here as well. Any family that has visited us has been introduced to the Farmers Market, too!
7. The Local Theater Scene
Theater has always been a passion of mine, so I was thrilled to find out that Flint and the surrounding areas are rich with community theater opportunities! So happy to have been cast in shows at the Flint Community Players and Lapeer Community Theater.
6. The Food
The food options are amazing. Need I say more?
5. The Events
The events, whether it's Back to the Bricks or a charity event, are plentiful. There's a lot of them, and they're all very well put together. I've enjoyed each and every one of them!
5. The Autism Support and Resource Center
We've known about our son's autism diagnosis since he was in pre-k, but aside from the school system, we didn't have a lot of outside support. Moving here has been a blessing! We're so happy to be involved with the Autism Support and Resource Center, P.O.W.E.R. Camp, the autism walk and the autism golf outing!
4. The Halloween Scene
We're both big fans of Halloween, and we love the haunted houses in the area!
3. Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad
Another place that everybody talked about when we first moved here, and our first trip was at Halloween for their trick-or-treat event. If you haven't been there yet, GO! Now!
2. Our Radio/TV Relationship
We have a great relationship with WNEM-TV5 News. We've covered Back to the Bricks, The Crim and Pancakes on the Bricks with them, and we recently started airing Love Court on Thursday mornings with them. They're a great team, and we're happy to be their radio partners!
Not to sound cheesy, but without you, we wouldn't be here. If there's nobody listening, there's no radio show. Your support means the world to us! THANK YOU for an amazing first year in Flint, and here's to many more!