The idea started as “we should take our wives to the musical in Medora,” then turned into “we should invite some friends.” After that, it’s not clear where the idea went. There was flying, golf for some, card playing, singing, dancing, and a cold beverage.
The event “Fly to Beach” was largely organized by Larry Mueller from Hillsboro, ND. He brought along Ron Lundquist of Kindred, ND, so in case it was a total bust, he could blame someone else other than himself.
As it turned out, the trip turned out to be a great time and a resounding success! To give you an idea how many airplanes flew in, all the tie downs at the Beach Airport were taken, the transient hangars were gone, and Karl Davis, the friendly airport manager, was kept busy shuttling loads of people back and forth to the Beautiful Buckboard Inn in Beach! The musical was fantastic, the pitchfork fondue was tasty, and the group was even recognized at the show.
The weather was the real hero for the trip, as the whole country had been experiencing smoke filled skies, but ended up clearing for the whole weekend.
Stay tuned for adventures next summer that these two aviators cook up!