The licensed instructors at Skydive Hobbs accompany clients on jumps into a USPA-sanctioned drop zone. The business utilizes the services of a Cessna P206 Turbo aircraft, which, much like a paper airplane shot out of a cannon, is capable of reaching an altitude of 10,000 feet in just 15 minutes. From there, the Skydive Hobbs team carries out tandem jumps, and oversees jumps of individuals working toward getting licenses of their own.
Powered by what is essentially a super lightweight fan with a motor attached, adventurers take to the skies at Phoenix Powered Paragliding with instructors in powered tandem paragliders. During training, teachers illuminate students on how to take off, safely steer, and squawk directions to lost flocks of geese before taking to the skies for one-of-a-kind flights.
Pecos Flavors Winery opened fairly recently—in 2004, originally just as a Roswell-based tasting room—but it brims with New Mexico history. The facility's current tasting room, for instance, takes on the identity of a southern New Mexico ranch. Its bar is a century old, plucked from Hondo Valley. Nearby, a statue of Billy the Kid keeps watch, staring grudgingly at anyone who spills their glass.
Befitting its state pride, Pecos has an extensive selection of New Mexican wines. More than 80 different blends of regional wine populate the Pecos collection, including the winery's own varietals grown at a pair of Chaves County vineyards. Pecos offers a number of other New Mexico products, too, such as coffee, sauces, and chocolates, as well as beers gathered from in-state breweries.
Desert Pines Golf Course feeds golf clubs a bounty of spherical fodder ready to be lined up and launched off open tee-off areas. The golf lesson includes a 60-minute driving-range session with certified instructor Robert Giles, where he will provide professional tips and amateur high-fives to improve students' club-swinging capabilities. Golf apprentices need to bring only their golf clubs and a violent odium toward dimpled balls, as the course pro will provide the range balls used in the lesson. Giles recalibrates out-of-whack swings, helping golfers of all ages and skill levels put more mustard on their drives, hone their chip shots, and hand their putts a detailed map to the hole like a Grand Canyon tour guide. Open from dusk until dawn, Desert Pines Golf Course's driving range features grassy tee-off areas, along with a chipping and putting green where golfers can take swings at returning wiffle-ball eggs to their flag-marked nests.
The Odessa Jackalopes have provided live hockey, family-friendly prices, and full-contact High Tea since 1997 at the modern-styled Ector County Coliseum. From the Jackalopes' home base, also known as the “Jack Shack,” spectators get the opportunity to see professional hockey players on their way up from the AA CHL to the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers or the NHL’s New York Islanders. Mascot Slap Jack is also present to entertain the younger fans and infuriate taxonomic biologists with his rabbity antler-antics.
Diamond Lanes is a family-friendly establishment with 40 bowling lanes, a game room, and restaurant with bar and lounge. At night, Diamond Lanes takes the spectacle of bowling to the next logical plateau: outer space. During the light-laden block of glow bowling, rolling crews can strike, spare, and slam-dance their way through frame after frame of audio-assisted action. Bumper bowling lanes are available at no extra cost.