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  • Texas Skydiving Center
    Cindy Gibson hears a lot of ecstatic exclamations from first-time jumpers—including gratuitous use of the words "awesome" and "amazing"—but one of the most memorable remarks she ever heard came from a woman celebrating her 81st birthday. After landing, Cindy asked her why she waited so long to try skydiving. The woman replied that her husband never let her. Then she cracked a sly smile and said, "But now he's dead." Cindy certainly understands the lifelong desire to skydive. "I don't remember a time when I didn’t want to jump out of airplanes," she says. But growing up, she figured you had to be paratrooper to do it. Then as a waitress in college, she overheard some customers talking about going skydiving, and she convinced them to take her along. The more she went, the more ways she found to improve the experience. With this newfound love and knowledge of the skydiving business, she sought out a parcel of land and a passionate team and founded Texas Skydiving Center. Today, she and her team of instructors lead tandem jumps, static-line jumps, and solo free falls thousands of feet above their picturesque facility. Beyond using equipment and instructional methods that are compliant with the United States Parachute Association's standards, the instructors' claim their chief difference lies in the individual attention they give each client. Groups are kept small so that all are on a first-name basis, and the instructors ask each person what they hope to do in the air. A bunch of flips? Maybe a zen-like float? On the way down, they can even record the jumps with several filming options. An eco-friendly dropzone then awaits skydivers, where chattering guinea fowl snatch up insects, colorful songbirds flit through wildflowers, and a llama and alpaca knit their own wool into a commemorative scarf for each successful skydiver.
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    1055 Private Rd. 7022
    Lexington, TX US
  • Lone Star Magni Gyro
    If you don't know what a gyroplane is, you'll find out within minutes of stepping onto the grassy field at Lone Star Magni Gyro. Just look skyward, and soon enough you'll see something that looks like the predecessor to the helicopter (this is, in fact, true). Each two-seater gyroplane is thrust forward by an engine-driven propeller, reaching speeds of up to 115 miles per hour. The gyroplanes at Lone Star Magni Gyro are some of the safest in existence, as the company's pilots and engineers routinely innovate new standards that exceed the requirements set forth by worldwide aviation organizations and Steve the Safety Guy™. So, here's the big question: do you actually get to fly one? The answer is a resounding yes. First-timers can take a gyroplane up—with an instructor's assistance, of course—on a scenic flight, while pilots-in-training can strap in for certification sessions. It's not difficult to get the hang of a Magni gyro, seeing as how it's equipped with modern technology that makes it faster, more stable, and less argumentative than the gyros of old.
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    Taylor Municipal Airport (T74)
    Taylor, TX US
  • Cotton Club and Steakhouse
    At Cotton Club and Steakhouse, you can experience an upscale steakhouse that delivers superb steak in a classy atmosphere. It's a culinary destination for those seeking great food. Defined by its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when the Texas weather is nice. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the price can be a bit higher than average, the experience here is definitely what you pay for. It's been tabbed by the locals as a really good option for large groups. If you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options. Or, if you just want to pop in for a beverage, the restaurant does have a pretty decent selection at its bar. A good spot in Granger, Cotton Club and Steakhouse is definitely a good call.
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    212 West Davilla Street
    Granger, TX US
  • Moe's Lounge
    Visit Moe's Lounge for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Taylor's Taylor. Mindful eaters are advised to count calories a different day, as Moe's Lounge is without low-fat fare. Your large group can all sit together at Moe's Lounge. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Moe's Lounge. At Moe's Lounge, you can easily find parking in the lot next door. Keeping an eye on your budget? Moe's Lounge is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15. Moe's Lounge is cash-only so make sure you bring enough cash to cover your expenses.
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    1119 North Main Street
    Taylor, TX US
  • Regulators Sports Bar and Grill
    A highly-rated restaurant in Elgin, Regulators Sports Bar and Grill delivers an upscale vibe with a deeply flavorful menu that features burgers. It's a culinary destination for customers looking for fantastic food. Though the price can be a bit higher than average, you're going to get what you pay for. If you just feel like stopping by for a beverage, the restaurant has helpful bar staff (and a good selection behind the bar). Add it all up, and a visit to Regulators is definitely worthwhile.
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    202 S Ave
    Elgin, TX US
  • Brushy Creek
    Enjoy classic barbecue dishes at Brushy Creek in Thorndale and embrace the mess. Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as Brushy Creek offers delicious grub that's far as can be from low-fat fare. Brushy Creek will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours. Restaurant customers can take advantage of the nearby parking options. The average check at Brushy Creek will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
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    707 U.S. 79
    Thorndale, TX US

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