Arrival in Seattle or is it Sleepin Good in Seattle
July 28, 29, & 30th We arrived at our son Bill's late morning on the 28th. Everyone was waiting our arrival including all four grand kids. Scott was flying the line Saturday and Sunday and we would not see him till Monday the 30th.
We had been wondering for months if our motor coach would be able to make it up the hill to Bill's house and then in to his driveway. The angle where the two streets converge is rather acute (sharp). The long and the short of it is, we could not make it. Either the front or the back of the coach would scrape if we persisted so we reluctantly gave it up. For one of those rare times in my life, I did not have a plan "B", so a scramble was on to decide what to do.
Our daughter-in-law Angela suggested a couple possibilities and to this date they have both worked out very well. Within hours of arriving at Bill's house we decided to park in the RV area at Mukkelshoot Casino, a short 20 minute drive from Bill's. We spent Saturday and Sunday night in the Casino RV parking area and moved this morning to the beautiful Saltwater State Park on Puget Sound. It is a relatively short commute for the Boy's and their families to come visit us and the same for us to go visit them. We are enjoying having most of the park to ourselves as there was apparently a bridge closure that prevented this park from opening until the previous Wednesday so not a lot of people are aware that it is now open. How lucky is that?
The Saltwater State Park, as does all Washington State Parks, has an eleven day limit on one's stay. The rule is in place I assume to keep rif-raf from setting up long term squatting. That fits for us as we will be leaving within that time frame to head for the Rallies that we are signed up for in Oregon starting August 7th.
I don't want to make anyone in the Mid-West feel bad but the temperatures since we arrived here on the Western slope of the Cascades have been ideal. Perfect mid 70's during the day and low to mid 50's at night. We have put an extra blanket on for tonight as it seems like it will be quite cool.
I am going to throw a few pictures up here and a description will not be necessary. They will all tell their own story if you put your pointer over the picture!