After hitting up Oktoberfest the day before, my son and I decided to one again brave the Texas heat and head out to Oak Point Park for the 31st annual Plano Balloon Festival. Still battling our funnel cake hangovers (mine may have had more to do with Spaten beer than powdered sugar), we voted to sleep in and catch the evening launch.
After walking almost a mile to get into the festival (see below parking tip), we snagged a corndog and lemonade and posted up on our blanket until launch time. Soon after we finished eating, they gave the go ahead for everyone to go onto the field for a more up close and personal experience. And when I say “close”, I mean you could reach out and touch the balloons. (But don’t…you’ll get in trouble.) (more…)