Weather has turned much better in the last few days.
On the way back we stopped at the Mars Bomber (water) fire station where the last two water bombers are kept. While there they loaded up the one for a test flight and had the helicopter go up for observations. Here are some pics.
There were 7 bombers built during WWII and an 8th nose.
All but 2 are extinct. They are invaluable to California during the late summer early fall and are credited with lots of house saves there.