I know this is the cheesiest title ever, but Adam was so funny on our drive to Forks. He says all of a sudden, "Wait! We are going to Forks and at home we eat with Forks! Is that so cool Mommy?" Yes Adam, yes it is.
Adam, Tyler, Gina (my sister-in-law), Jennie (my lil sis), and I were all able to take a drive through the Olympic Peninsula yesterday. It was such a wonderful trip and we had a blast! Being Twilight fans we of course had to go to Forks which is where the books take place.
It is about a 3.5 hour drive so we left at 6am. On the way we saw....The Y Motel! In the early 90's my parents took us on a family vacation to the Olympic RainForest. We stayed at this Motel and have been joking about it ever since. It was the WORST motel ever! Not suprisingly it is closed now.... We were so excited to see it.
Outside the Chamber of Commerce is Bella's truck...She doesn't need it anymore now that she is a Cullen.
We went on a nature loop and were able to find the awesome Twilight themed GeoCache that my Aunt and Uncle created. I was impressed with how many people had done it. Very Cool!
At the Chamber of Commerce they give you a map with all the book locations. It was so fun to drive around town and see what an impact Stephenie Meyer has made on this little town in the middle of nowhere. They are so proud of their town and welcome any Twilight fans.
This is where Charlie and Bella like to eat with locals. They now serve Twilight themed food. We however ate at Subway where they serve a Twilight Sub.
Dazzled by Twilight is a store that sells everything Twilight. My mom and aunts actually sell vinyl to this store. We were there on a Wednesday morning and it was packed! I'm talking shoulder to shoulder. There were some pretty cute things there.
We couldn't come to Forks without attempting to see the Cullens, so it was off to the Cullen's home.
Unfortunately they weren't home. It looks like they turn their house into a Bed and Breakfast when away.
Charlie's work was right around the corner at the Police Department. All seemed calm. It looks like they haven't been having any mysterious deaths lately.
I couldn't get over how gorgeous the forest was. I could just imagine Vampires and Werewolves in them. Adam kept saying he saw Edward running in the trees. He's funny!
We decided to do a little hike down to 2nd Beach. It was almost 2 miles roundtrip through the Rainforest.....and I mean RAIN forest! It was raining pretty hard but what can you expect? I put Tyler in the front pack and he kept throwing his head back and letting the rain go down his face with a big smile. He loves the rain. It was very cute.
The trees were just amazing. I have never seen anything like it. Even if you don't like Twilight, this is a great place to visit!
After the hike down we were greeted by one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen (and I have seen some great beaches).
Can't you just picture Bella diving off those cliffs in the background? Gina was looking for Jacob the whole time.
There were a bunch of logs that we had to climb over to get from the trail to the ocean. It was so pretty.
Just kidding, but it does look like it huh?
We went home up through Port Angeles (doing a whole loop around the Puget Sound that day). This is the theater of course that Bella, Mike and Jacob went to the night Jacob started to turn into a wolf.
Jennie and I did however turn into Vampires.....
That's what happens when you GET BIT!