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Old 03-24-2019, 07:26 AM
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Default Greenville Downtown KGMU

This field has a nice airport restaurant on the field. If itís within striking distance of a 100 dollar hamburger run, and you have kids, this place is a must.
Right next to the restaurant is the airport playground. Awesome playground with a full aviation theme. It even has little fully marked runways.

Other airport administrators should make this a blueprint to promote and bring revenue to their airport.
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:27 AM
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+1 on GMU. The Runway Cafe. They have great food and offer a substantial (20%?) discount for those who fly in. I at lunch there yesterday.
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:05 PM
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The playground has gone from nothing to wonderful in what I would guess is 5 years. It is being done by the airport authority, not the restaurant, which I think is a big positive statement about the folks running the airport.

I love going there and seeing all the kids getting exposed to aviation. And the food is great too.
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:31 PM
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Yep, it is a great restaurant with helpful controllers.

The fact that it is only 11 miles East of my home at SC86 doesn't hurt.

That is one of Snopercod's LancAir brotherhood day stops.

As good as that restaurant is, you need to bring your Significant Other over, park at the restaurant then get a ride to downtown Greenville. It is lined with restaurants and shops. Even cooler is the river and waterfall with a pedestrian suspension bridge over the waterfall.

Pick a fun weekend and visit Greenville.
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:34 PM
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There must have been fifty kids at the playground yesterday. I parked in the normal tiedown area but should have parked over by the playground fence so they could get a good look. Another RV (7?) pulled up right in front of the restaurant. It looked cool but I'm not sure how he got out of there without blasting the people eating on the patio.
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:46 PM
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As good as that restaurant is, you need to bring your Significant Other over, park at the restaurant then get a ride to downtown Greenville. It is lined with restaurants and shops. Even cooler is the river and waterfall with a pedestrian suspension bridge over the waterfall.
Amen to that! The city fathers have done an amazing job of turning Main Street into a mecca. My favorite restaurant is Trio. Their wood-fired pizzas are awesome! Here's the view from the Liberty Bridge (an engineering marvel in itself):

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Old 03-24-2019, 08:31 PM
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My wife grew up in Greenville, and I lived there for 12 years. Weíve got photos of us on a date next to the reedy river downtown when it was basically just a meandering stream. Amazing how itís changed over the years. Every time we visit the family, we take the kids to that park. They love it almost as much as I do!
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Sorry the pic is way too fuzzy to share. Diane and I went to GMU for lunch today. Had not visited in a long time.

We ordered and while sitting down Diane noticed the pictures laminated to the table and my ugly face beaming back up at her from the table. We laughed

Food was good as always. Piles of kids. It's great to see.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:22 AM
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My 4yr old grandson who lives in Greenville loves that playground. Love visiting him there.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:48 PM
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You never know what's going to fly in there, either:

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