I stopped by the Fork's Chamber of Commerce, where I found Bella's red pick-up truck parked outside. I noted I was not alone in my scavenger hunt for Twilight fun.
|Is that Edward and Bella in the doorway?|
Next I stopped to get pics of a downtown shop that probably derives a lot of its income from Twilight.
Love the Northwest Indian artwork over the shop. I took a left turn after passing the shop and headed to Bella Swan & Edward Cullen's high school. Being Saturday, school wasn't in session so there were no students about.
|Forks High School|
There wasn't any obvious Twilight stuff - signs, or posters - to be seen. I headed next for the medical clinic where Bella was taken in the first movie, after Edward kept the car from squishing her. It is a real hospital with a real emergency room and I kept clear of it, but searched for something touted in the tourist guide. Bingo! Edward dad, Dr. Cullen's parking space!
No sooner had I taken the shot, then a Twilight tour van drove up. A single young lady got out and proceeded to take a b'jillion shots of Dr. Cullen's space. I didn't get a pic of it, but at one point she turned to face me, giving me the biggest, happiest, ear to ear grin I think I've ever seen! She was yet another, thrilled to her toes, Twilight fan.
|I wasn't the only one checking out the Twilight Sights|
I hunted, but I could not for the life of me find the Cullen's home. I was a bit bummed, but I had a bit more luck in finding the Swan residence in a cute little Fork's neighborhood.
|The Swan Home|
|Back up Vampires!|
Yeah, kind of dreamy, eh? Here's a few more pics from the first beach area.
I need to be in Seattle on Monday so after leaving First Beach, I headed south, with a stop at Olympic National Park's Hoh Rain Forest along the way.
|The green patch on the left is an old, lichen covered telephone booth|
I took the time to drive up to the Hoh Visitor Center, but I didn't do any hiking there are anything. I did do a bit of birding there though.
|Nap time for a bunch of Mallards|
|Lots of brown female Hooded Mergansers, but no drake mergansers|
|The river along the Hoh Forest|