Posted on 23 June 2009.
Today could have quite possibly been the best day, ever…
After a peaceful night’s stay at the Burn’s family house, we woke up and made our way to Seattle via the ferry.
After a short ride, we were greeted by Wheel’s father, Mike. Jumping in the car, we made our way to a nearby airstrip where a B-24 Bomber awaited our arrival.
This beauty of a plane goes by the name of Witchcraft, and is the only current operating B-24 in the world. Wheel’s Uncle Pat and his lovely girlfriend Sherri were also on hand to take part in this exciting Monday adventure.
Mike and Uncle Pat’s father flew a total of 44 flights during WWII in one of these very planes. 44 flights into combat!
After today, Wheels and Keri have done a total of one flight in a B-24.
Witchcraft also came fully rigged with some serious WWII weaponry. Unfortunately there wasn’t any ammo.
After a quick tutorial, the crew was ready to take off.
Uncle Pat and Sherri cozied up in some comfortable floor seating prior to liftoff.
Once we were in the air, we were free to move about the plane. Witchcraft was our new playground, ready to be explored.
To get from one end of the plane to the other, we had to squeeze down this narrow catwalk. Notice the bombs on either side. Don’t worry, we didn’t drop them…
Keri crawls down to a lower turret to take an aerial look of Seattle.
Wheels was rather excited to see her home, Bainbridge Island. Who wouldn’t be?
After our eventful morning flight, we roamed the streets of Seattle, taking a short lunch break to eat some delicious Ivar’s for the second time in two days. I got a double walking.If that doesn’t make any sense to you, make sure to check out Ivar’s the next time you’re in Seattle.
After our day-trip to Seattle, we returned to the lovely Burn’s residence for a true PNW dinner of grilled salmon. This is a little self portrait I took of myself while swinging on one of the best rope swings ever created.
Wheel’s mother Darden was nice enough to play the piano for us following dinner. Be sure to check for her music in our upcoming video release.
Following the piano recital we spent some time relaxing around the house.
In addition to the best rope swing ever created, the Burn’s also have the best swing-set ever created.
After an adventurous swinging experience, we made our way to town to grab some ice cream and check out the sunset. What a perfect way to end the best day, ever…
Tomorrow we plan to wake up early and ride some ponies, play with chickens, and then head for Whistler. Be sure to check back in the near future for further updates.