Favorite thing: Plano has a number of companies that make their headquarters there.
The companies that have a presence in Plano include
Arco Oil & Gas,
Arco Tech Services,
Collin County Comm. College,
Columbia Medical Center,
Dallas Morning News,
Eds Technical Products Div.2,
JC Penneys Financial SVCS, and Headquarters,
Levi Strauss & Co.,
Murata Communications Resear,
Plano Rehabilitation Center,
- Road Trip
- Business Travel
- Budget Travel
Plano Balloon Festival
Favorite thing: The Balloon Festival was last weekend. (The scheduled date for next year is September, 19, 20, & 21, 2008) We went to it.
General Admission Entrance Fee
$5.00 per person 1-time admission
$8 per person day ticket – allows 1 re-entry
$4 per person discounted admission 9:00AM - 3:00PM
$1 off for Seniors 65 and over
Kids under 36 inches - Free
Ride the DART Rail to the Festival
Hop on the "Balloon Flyer"
from Parker Road Station
- Busses run continuously -
Oak Point Park
2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, Texas 75074
Fondest memory: Each year they have special shapes. This year, the special shapes included: Energizer Bunny, Felix the Cat, and Upside Down Humpty Dumpty.
There are also sponsored balloons (like ReMax). It is a very colorful photo-op and family friendly activity.
- Arts and Culture
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
Well after arriving by train...
Favorite thing: Well after arriving by train to Plano, I settled in with my girlfriend and her family and rested for a few days, after spending 2 nights and days on the train.
Fondest memory: My best memory of Plano has to be the sizes of the houses, compared to back in New Zealand they are huge.