Sep 2011 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.”
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).
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!
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.
The browns haven’t started running yet so all us fisher-persons were skunked, but you know…”A good day flying andÂ fishing is….” better than any other day I could pick.
Sunday I flew up to Cowley, WY and started glider training! Logged my first two flights.Â 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 Â “power through” situation.
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 🙂