Home for the Holidays

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Home for the Holidays is a winter festival that goes on in McKinney, tx the weekend after thanksgiving. After finishing most of my Christmas shopping at target the night of thanksgiving I decided to have some fun.  the morning of I watched some episodes of the new Gilmore Girls revival and then headed out.

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The whole downtown square is sectioned off with a carousel, tons of booths, carnival foods, and all the local shops participating! Everything was so cute including a sweet little petting zoo for baby Samson! 

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After strolling around I found a trendy little coffee shop called (f)iltered. My first attempt inside was ending in anxiety. So I retreated and asked Dustin to go in while I shot selfies with Samson. 20 minutes later he came out with one of the best iced mocha lattes I've had in YEARS remenescent of 'la tazza Fresca' of Austin. 

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The people of McKinney. Or at least the people of the festival seemed to be upper middle class at... worst? Best? Overall it seemed to be a rich town. Very skinny highlighted manicured women. Young. Young families. I wondered what the rent must be like. 

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I ate far too much at a neighboring Mexican restaurant and topped it with kettle corn before I decided that I had had enough fun and must go home. My head was pounding from carbs and caffeine.  

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The festival goes on for the rest of the weekend and is worth the drive. Free to go in and rides are less than $5 and babies appeared to be free. I had a blast despite extreme bloating. And McKinney is kind of cool. Surprisingly.