Rain, rain and more rain was the forecast for the week, along with wind and stormy weather for the weekend. So we weren’t surprised to wake up to heavy, pounding rain this morning. Did we dare go out for our walk? We headed to Starbucks to consider our options and after running a few errands the rain slowed down. We decided to take a chance and headed to the Cedar River Trail where sunbreaks and patches of blue accompanied us on our walk.
The Cedar River Trail follows the river north into Lake Washington. On one side of the river is the Renton Boeing Plant, that recently turned out its 10,000th 737. On the other side is the Renton Municipal Airport, which not only serves Boeing, but also other small planes.
Today we were treated to a special one. I heard its distinct rumbling before I saw it taxiing on the runway. I knew it was from another era and my husband identified it for me as a B-17.
We watched it take off, circle the sky and come in for a landing again and again over the lake.
And then as we finished up our walk and headed for the car, the rain returned. We won this time.