28 March 2011

The Trip to Vampire/Werewolf Country

We made it safely back from Forks and LaPush!  Nobody was bitten!

Sunset at La Push.

Just to recap, we left Portland around noon on Friday.  Drove through Forks, since we were staying in La Push, and arrived at the beach around 5ish.  Checked into the hotel, ran around like lunatics on the beach, looked for somewhere to eat in La Push and ended up driving back to Forks for dinner.

Same view, in the morning.  Right off our balcony.

On Saturday we spent a couple of hours checking out all of the Twilight locations.  The rest of the day was spent shopping for Twilight crap.  Oh, jeez!  We’ve got t-shirts and coffee cups, and dog tags, and shorts, and pens, and shot glasses, and, and, and…  What can I say?  It was fun and we were supporting the local economy.

Here's a picture of the niece having a pretty awesome time!

Saturday night we had a wonderful bonfire on the beach.  The rain held off until we had burned both bundles of firewood and a stack of driftwood.  By then it was approaching midnight so we didn’t mind.

We collected too many pounds of beautiful rocks and spectacular chunks of wave sculpted wood.  The hotel was great; a two bedroom suite with a big deck and the only thing between us and the surf was driftwood.  There is some massive driftwood in Northern Washington! 
 Yeah, that's me standing on the root end of this log.  Amazing!  Here are some pix from the other end:

That's Zoe.  And here's one of me:

All in all, it was a wonderful weekend.  We all had a fantastic time, everyone got along splendidly.  When we got home, all the pets were in fine fettle (ok, the cats were mad for a little while, but that’s to be expected.)

Here's a picture of my adorable gf, in her senior portrait pose...  :-)
She's pretty darned cute!

I would definitely recommend this trip to any Twilight fan.  We had a wonderful time!  We do have some suggestions for the Forks chamber of commerce, though.  They could be doing so much more!

And, last but not least, here's a picture of what it looks like to be riding on the back of your favorite mythical creature:

They go fast!


Maria said...

I have three nieces who would LOVE to go on that trip....

eb said...

Never watched Twilight but I want to go for the big ass driftwood. Awesome. Glad you had a great time.

8thdayplanner said...

I have no idea what any of this is all about, but, hey, you all look great doing it.

Anonymous said...

You all look like you're having a blast and yes, your gf is def. a looker. :)

Thanks for sharing these!!

Jen said...

Did you stay at the hotel that boasted "werewolves welcome"? Sara and I had no idea about the movie/series until we drove through there last summer!

Beautiful area!

the only daughter said...

I'm with eb re: the big ass driftwood. All the pics tell the story of a fantastic time. YaY!! for that.