When they first opened this WalMart, my sister and I were happy. It is close and will offer options to the teeming throngs of WalMart shoppers who make a trip to our neighborhood WalMart an adventure. Last week we decided to try it, since it's not very far. We were so surprised! This store has a much larger selection of clothing, many unusual items (imported foods, sushi bar, etc.), and a beautiful layout. It has hardwood floors in many places, the aisles are much wider (which really makes the shopping experience better), and there is a cafe. The arrangement is more inviting as well. When we walked through the door, we were greeted by a huge book section. It was more like shopping at the mall than shopping at WalMart. The prices were all WalMart, but the experience was relaxing fun.
Okay, so if you've made it this far through life and have never tasted a greasy Sonic burger or a cream pie shake, you've been undeniably cheated. Nothing health foody here, but lots of good, old-fashioned drive-in food -- greasy burgers, chili dogs, tator tots, onion rings. The only thing that makes our Sonic stand out is that it's staffed by McKinney folks, which as a general rule are a tad friendlier and more cheerful than those from the surrounding areas. ;D
PROS: Good food, cheap prices, quick
CONS: Not healthy as a general rule, you eat in your car
When you walk through the door of Texas Roadhouse, you know you're in for a loud, rowdy time. You're greeted by a chipper teen who seats you in their overstuffed booths and provides you a basket of rolls (delicious) and a bucket of in-the-shell peanuts. These you eat and toss the hulls on the floor, country dining at its best. Their steaks are affordable and flavorful, but they also have a huge menu full of other selections. Hubby likes the burgers, and I like the sweet potato option. The kids like the lively atmosphere. Not a place for quiet conversation, but a great b-day hangout. They DO sing to the birthday person, so if you have someone to embarass, here's the place.
PROS: good food, reasonable prices, adequate service, fun environment
CONS: NOISY, many birthday songs will interrupt your meal
Totally charming little pub in downtown. The Londoner is more than just a great place for friends, the food is also amazing. I'm especially fond of the sticky toffee pudding - if you've never tried British food, you really should. Reasonable prices, rustic wood interior, plenty of comfy pidgeon-holes to hide in for intimate (or rowdy) conversation. :)
Tartan Thistle Bed and Breakfast is a lovely Victorian home in historic McKinney, Texas, and is a popular site for weddings and special events. It's six beautiful guest rooms each have a private bath and are thematically furnished in lovely antique furniture and matching fabrics. Breakfast is included in your stay a buffet breakfast, including dessert, on the weekends and a choice of either a continental or full cooked breakfast with dessert during the week. They also have a lovely meeting room which is great for receptions.
The Little Off the Square Theatre in downtown McKinney Texas, and has been delighting visitors for nearly a decade. Their zany antics include satirical performances of everything from presidential follies to Riverdance. They feature a regular murder mystery dinner theater which is fairly popular with locals. We're glad they're here providing a funny break from our workweek.
Chestnut Square Historic Village is a collection of seven historic houses and buildings dating from the 1850's. These buildings have been restored and furnished in authentic period furnishings, making an excellent educational backdrop for experiencing a bygone era. In addition to providing a unique family outing, Chestnut Square offers a beautiful chapel and chapel gardens that provide an elegant setting for weddings. On top of all that, they host many local events including a summer camp for kids.
Nothing anybody could write can truly prepare you for the Stacy Furniture experience. This mega-warehouse has so many different things under one roof...it really is a one-stop shopping experience. If you are looking for quality furniture, rugs and accessories, Stacy Furniture is an easy choice. They have furniture "stores" for the bedroom, dining room and home office, and have a large assortment of electronics at pretty reasonable prices. The kids section is fun, but by far my favorite is the General Store, where you can find all kinds of neat treasures to brighten up every nook and cranny.
We just came back from a three day visit to Last Resort Cabins, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place. Host Janet is there to meet any need you have, though don't expect to need much. The cabin was fully furnished with every kind of kitchen utensil or dish I could ask for, as well as towels, extra blankets, even a hair dryer and iron. The cabin decor was lovely, and the setting was unspeakably serene. My children enjoyed building a bonfire, toasting marshmellows, soaking in the hottub, and hiking up the mountains. It was a totally enjoyable time.