Roslyn, WA and Cle Elum, WA are old coal mining towns about 80 miles east of Seattle. The towns became nearly forgotten by most in the 1970’s until a couple things happened. First a movie, Runner Stumbles, was made in the area, and then later the television show Northern Exposure was filmed there on location (although in the show it was suppose to be Alaska). The area experienced a resurgence and later the development of Suncadia (vacation homes with several golf courses, winery, etc) was created between Roslyn and Cle Elum that brought many more people to the area. Roslyn and Cle Elum have all four seasons, thus the area is hotter than Seattle in the summer and colder than Seattle in the winter. Because of the proximity to Seattle and the change in the weather the Roslyn /Cle Elum area enjoys both summer and winter tourism. Only 1 and 1/2 hours from Seattle and closer to the Bellevue area, one can easily make a day trip to visit the area or stay overnight and enjoy the surroundings.