Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The West End

My friend Leslie is visiting and wanted to go experience Forks as she has read the Twilight Saga of books as have I. Forks used to be this sleepy little town that I'd drive through on my way to the Hoh Rain Forest or to grab lunch at one my very favorite diners. Ever had a fresh banana milkshake? Well there used to be a place in Forks that made them from scratch and they were worth the 45 minute drive. Now of course Forks is famous for Bella Swan and Edward Cullen.

So we drove west.

Here we are coming into Forks. If you have seen the movie you know that it starts with them crossing a large bridge over a river. Well you do cross a bridge to come into Forks. It is however a much smaller bridge over a river.

If you have seen the movie you know that they recreated this sign exactly for the movie.

The real high school - currently undergoing some work

Bella Swan's truck

Finally we have Newton's Outfitters' - In real life it is Forks Outfitters.


Squirrel said...

It must be very strange having your local town turned into a tourist attraction. I hope it doesn't mess up the lives of the people who live there.

Thanks for sharing these photos!
Rosey x

Tamara said...

I think everyone in Forks is coping pretty well. They are liking the money it has brought to their little town. I have family that lives out there and they seem not to notice it except on things like Stephenie Meyer Day or Bella Swan's Birthday when the town is invaded in mass. Otherwise I think it has been a good thing.

You are welcome! Kind of makes the place a little more real. :)