We were not successful in reserving a spot for our rig in any area in Seattle or even near it. Next time we are here we are going to have to do that months ahead of time, especially during the summertime. Consequently we had to settle for Fall City, which is about 25 miles north of Seattle. In 2010 I wrote a post about a visit we made to Snoqualmie Falls, that place is located about 3 miles from where we are presently parked. We have been in this park now for several days and I am thankful that we could not get into any other place! Our home is surrounded by tall pines, large-leafed maples and ferns which offer lots of shade and keep us cool. There is little grass on the ground because it is mostly covered with moss. Across from us is an empty lot and its borders are lined with many blackberry bushes. The bushes are heavily laden with the ripe sweet fruit, which we have already indulged in rather frequently. Today our nephew Andy and his son Ben visited us, and, while returning from the pool, we saw three pileated woodpeckers. Maybe you can understand why we love it here.