Happy Birthday Lisa!

Fun birthday flying from Lisa Martin! Happy birthday Lisa!

Hi Judy. I turned 45 on Saturday. My husband asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday and I said, “Fly.”

NW end of Pathfinder

So we departed Worland, WY southbound for a place in central Wyoming called the Miracle Mile, a one mile stretch of river between Seminole Reservoir Dam and Pathfinder Reservoir. So called because it is suppose to be loaded with up to 2 lb brown trout, when they are running (spawning).

We could land there

Central Wyoming is notoriously windy, but we found glassy water. The Miracle Mile strip (or at least it used to be a strip) is un-charted and un-maintained but known by a few locals. It was rough! Sage brush, Yucca, anthills, gopher holes and cactus!

Rwy or at least it used to be

Wouldn’tcha know, we’d just switched from the Tundra tires to 8.5 x 6’s to save wear and tear from pavement landings. Shut down in a hurry, but no “flip”! Got in some “fly” fishing.

Fly fishing about mid mile

The browns haven’t started running yet so all us fisher-persons were skunked, but you know…”A good day flying and fishing is….” better than any other day I could pick.

Lisa having a GREAT day!


The Mile from the south end

Sunday I flew up to Cowley, WY and started glider training! Logged my first two flights. It is so awesome! And hard (on tow)! All the aerodynamics of a powered airplane magnified at least tenfold, and with no ability to cheat and  “power through” situation.

Glider flying

I have to fly my way all the way back to the ground…and every landing is an emergency landing (there will be no go-rounds)! I can’t wait for glider club next weekend 🙂

Lisa Martin


  • Jeanne MacPherson
    Posted at 18:19h, 18 September Reply

    Happy Birthday, Lisa,
    What a great way to spend your special day~

  • christina chapman
    Posted at 19:51h, 17 September Reply

    Happy Birthday! You rock. What a great way to celebrate.

  • Jean O'Cuilinn
    Posted at 16:53h, 16 September Reply

    We like fly fishing too… never caught a brown though. Great pics to go with what sounds like it was a great day. Happy Bday

  • Anne Wright
    Posted at 20:57h, 14 September Reply

    Happy Birthday, Lisa! What a wonderful way to spend a special day!

    • christina chapman
      Posted at 19:53h, 17 September Reply


      Just hoping you’re out there flying and flying. I enjoyed you last summer and now that fall is here with cooler temps and morning fog, I’m thinking of next WWAA. Hope you’re coming. I’ll have instructors with other planes next year. More on that as it develops!!! Stay tuned and keep flying…

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