What a wonderful place to visit! Index is a great small town with loads of personality. We were able to explore state parks, Mt Rainier, the cascade loop and some of the islands. The best was swimming in the river...very refreshing and fantastic after a day of hiking! It did take a couple of days getting use to the train whistle as it was warm and we had the windows open at night. Your home was an awesome homebase for all our travels. Thanks for some great memories!