Stephanie Meyer described her visit to La Push as exactly how she had imagined it. She said she continually waited for Jacob and his friends to come around the corner. I totally understand what she meant. The only exception being the location of First Beach in relation to the town. I always viewed it as being a short distance from it, but still separated by trees. That’s the case for Second and Third Beach, but First Beach is located pretty much as part of the town. Regardless of this minor detail, it was still beautiful.
As we were leaving La Push, out of the trees comes bounding 4 Quileute boys who were all about 12 years old. And, the gang could have been Jacob and his friends as much as they were joking and laughing.
Oh, and the line making the boundary where the Vampires cannot pass into the Quileute territory is, well, marked.
After returning to Forks, we did the tourist loop. We went by the local hospital to see Dr Cullen’s parking spot.
We went to the Outfitters where Bella worked.
Again, another picture, I will add later after I get them off of the Hubby’s camera.
Oh, and we stayed at The Cullen’s house – known locally as the Miller Tree B&B.
Okay, not really, but this was one of the few shops that didn’t have a huge sign advertising some sort of Vampire special.
While the visitor’s center did not designated the restaurant Bella and her dad eat at after she graduates, I decided after eating here that this is definitely the place.
Small towns like Forks can really go two ways with this attention – shun it or milk the hell out of it. But Forks has found a middle ground. They are enjoying it without going overboard with it. If you are looking for suggestions, there are plenty of people there to give them. In reading the journal kept in the room at the B&B, the story is consistent. The people are great. Everyone is friendly and helpful. And regardless of what brought them there, they were coming back again. We would have to agree.
Tomorrow – the drive back home…..and other odd sights from our trip….