Believing the forecast for ‘overcast with some sunbreaks and little to no chance of rain’, Cindy and I met up for a ride on the Burke Gilman Trail. In that anticipated weather we would ride across the new 520 bridge across Lake Washington, or ride to Lake Union in Seattle, or at the least ride to and around UW campus. Depending on our destination we would amass anywhere from 20-30 miles for the day. HA!

On the trail for about ten minutes, neither of us wanted to say the ‘R’ word as we separately felt the first few misty drops. This was bound to change right? We staunchly continued on for yet another ten minutes before deciding we would stop for tea at the nearby Starbucks. Approaching our tea stop, the rain seemed to be stopping, so on we went on once again.

But alas, we were getting wetter and colder as we went. Time to abort our original idea and return to our cars.

All was not lost however as we had a decent adventure for a cold and rainy day.

The walls of the bike tunnel are whimsically painted for our enjoyment.

A bit further along, in the now actual rain, I stopped to catch this wall.

We had made a stop at the very beginning of our ride and learned some history about the Red Brick Road that we visited. I will post the photos and story about that in a future post as this one is not only long enough, it is about Walls ;’-)


  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 22, 2018

    Good you got out for a little while — weather has taken a turn here, limited riding the last 2 days.
    Imaginative murals — sure glad I never had to take an art class!

    • By: NancyG Posted: December 22, 2018

      I am definitely now artistic either Rich. Maybe that is why we can appreciate some who are ;’-). Our weather is allowing only a few rides this month and I am trying to take advantage of each one!

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: December 22, 2018

    I love the bike path mural – glad you could get out for even a little bit of riding. You are intrepid! Cold and wet is just NO fun.

    • By: NancyG Posted: December 22, 2018

      I don’t consider myself ‘intrepid’, maybe determined to ride!! Yesterday I got in another ride and have a few walls to post from the day. Cold but no rain on that ride ;’-). Thanks for reading my post.

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