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Monday, October 1, 2007

Forks in '08!!!!

Ok, the other day I was browsing the wikipedia pages on Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight series...when I discovered that Forks and La Push are actual towns. While the pictures of the towns leave a lot to be desired, the forest surrounding the towns...and the ocean views are freakin' amazing! Seeing these pictures got me thinking that it might be fun to have a Twilight Tour '08! Fly up to Seattle, and then drive over to Forks for a few days.

Well, as I was researching all this, I discovered the website for the Forks Chamber of Commerce actually has an entire section dedicated to the "Twilight Points of Interest". Apparently the folks at the Forks Chamber of Commerce think we fans are interested in such scenic sites as Forks High School (where Bella first met Edward) and the Forks Police Station (where Charlie works.)

Now, while I can understand the town wanting to jump on the fame Twilight has brought their town, couldn't they come up with a few better sites than the high school and police station? Maybe a historic exhibit that shows the true story of the Quileute Indian Tribe...or something as cheesy as a Victorian Bed and Breakfast masquerading as the Cullens' house (although that might be hard sans the beds!)
Regardless, here's my open invitation for the Forks Tour '08!!!!

8 comments:

Sheryl said...

Cody, clearly you have not combed through Stephenie Meyer's website in great detail. If you had, you would have seen this and know why she chose Forks. I did think of going to visit when I went to Seattle this summer, but you're right that it probably would have ended up rather boring. But any excuse to go to Washington, I'm totally there. Maybe we could recreate Bella and Alice's "shopping trip" in Portland and Seattle.

Cindi/Epona'Bri said...

Hey, don't judge a place until you've actually been there. I live in Sequim which is about an hour or so from Forks (depending on the weather). You'd be amazed on how much there is to do up here. Forks went all out to celebrate Bella's birthday a few weeks ago. The town totally loves the attention these books are giving them. The beach at LaPush is gorgeous, and you could spend three days in the rainforest and still not see 10% of it.

Jax said...

Forks is so gorgeous that I could just live in the forest. Did you know that the house where the Cullens live was actually there? It was demolished a few years back but it was a perfect representation of the Cullen house. It was abandoned so they tore it down. My frien lived in Forks until she was 10 when she moved to Lynnwood, and she had actually been to that house.

Anthony said...

its pretty amazing how close the story is to the actual town i found a picture of the beach in la push that looked like it jumped right out of the book its the place where bella and jacob hang out on the log

anna said...

Fork's is almost my home I love it so much and the Quileute Res. is where my blood is constructed I'm proud to be a Native even though I was born in England. I love Washington so much I could Scream! XD XP

Anonymous said...

I really sorry but, twiligh, the film was filmed in Portland. Th Cullens' house i'ts from the vicepresident of Converse.

Ashleigh M. said...

Hey! Forks is not boring -.- Im here RIGHT NOW. Well in La Push but whatever xD its so beatiful here, like god one day i wanna live here. Everyones so nice and the place is really homey. I didnt even know this place exsited until like 8 hrs ago! me and my dad are taking a road trip an we happened to be going by Forks an i saw it on the map xP So now where here! I hope every one gets to see this town atlest once, its amazing<333

Ashleigh M. said...

Hey! Forks is not boring -.- Im here RIGHT NOW. Well in La Push but whatever xD its so beatiful here, like god one day i wanna live here. Everyones so nice and the place is really homey. I didnt even know this place exsited until like 8 hrs ago! me and my dad are taking a road trip an we happened to be going by Forks an i saw it on the map xP So now where here! I hope every one gets to see this town atlest once, its amazing<333