Cruisin' with Courtney: Hydroflight and hamburgers in the Hill Country

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TRAVIS COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX) - You don't have to travel far to test out hydroflight, one of the hottest trends in water sports.

"You are literally learning how to fly using water power. So you strap into some boots, they are like wake board boots that shoot water straight into your feet and push you up into the sky and you learn how to fly," explained Chris Vance, operations manager of Aquafly.

"It is a lot of fun. It is really exhilarating once you get up. Trying to get up is probably the hardest part, but once you get up it is a lot of fun and it is really easy," said Sam Douglas, who celebrated his fourteenth birthday with a friend at Aquafly.

I had to strap up the boots and try it for myself. It took a little time to get my balance, but finally flying was totally worth it.

"It clicks in your head and once you finally get the balance part. It is kind of like riding a bicycle. You wobble a little bit when you first try to ride, but once you find your center of balance on it, it is super easy to continue and progress your skills from there," explained Vance.

It wouldn't be tough to spend all day flying around the lake, but when dry land is calling your name, head to Chisos Grill in Bee Cave.

"We make every single thing that we serve in our restaurant in our restaurant," explained Chad Jones, owner of Chisos Grill.

This spot serves up southwestern fare, focusing on food from Texas and New Mexico.

"I would have to say if I were going to pick one thing off that menu, it would be our Bison Chili burger. Free range bison with free range bison chili, candied jalapenos, crispy, fried shallots, aged cheddar cheese, it's quite delicious," explained Jones.

Their salads, shrimp, and cornbread don't disappoint either. You're also in luck if you are wanting something strong.

"We don't use any mixes. Even our fruit purees are made from fresh fruit. We do infusions of tequila, we do infusions of vodka," said Jones.

There is more information on Aquafly and Chisos Grill under the related links section of this story.