I've been trying to decide how I want to approach this post. Do I spill the beans on everything that was said and done while I was in Twilight Heaven? Do I keep all the juicy details to myself and let you squirm until you completely forget about me and my trip? Decisions, decisions....
Ok, enough squirming! I'm not THAT mean...usually. I think I'll just give you a brief review, since most of you follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter and were bombarded by posts and pics as the trip happened anyway. My next post will be tips and advice for those of you who plan on taking your own trip to Forks one of these days!
What can I say? My trip to Forks was simply amazing. I still can't wrap my brain around the fact that I have traveled, not only to Forks, Washington, but to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. It is unlike anywhere I have ever been and, if you haven't been there, you should plan a trip ASAP!
We (my most-awesomest roomies, JK & M, and I) started our trip in Seattle. We were only there for one evening and half the next day but we filled that time with as much fun as we possibly could. We saw the Space Needle (from a distance), some really cool buildings, and Pike Place Market. We took pictures of, what we thought was, the very first Starbucks. Then, we took pictures of the REAL very first Starbucks! And, to make that achievement even better, we realized we were there on National Coffee Day! How perfect? Seattle truly is a beautiful place and I would love to go back with my family and spend more time there.
JK & I enjoying our National Coffee Day iced coffee from the REAL original Starbucks!
From Seattle, we rode the ferry to Bainbridge Island. Riding a ferry was a first for JK and M, which I thought was funny but I'll admit, this ferry ride is much prettier than the one to Galveston. I'm just sayin.... During our 3 hour drive to Forks, we passed through Port Angeles and stopped to take pictures of Crescent Lake. My words and pictures simply do not do the scenery justice. It is just like the Twilight books describe but even better. Everything really is covered in green and moss and ferns really cover the ground like grass. I was not a listed driver on our rental car agreement, so I was able to sit in the back seat and look out the windows and into the woods whenever I wanted. I could almost swear that I saw a vamp or two running through the forest but that could also have been the car sickness I experienced throughout the trip. ;-)
HWY 101 and Crescent Lake...breathtaking..
...and I'm finally in Forks!!
In addition to doing all of the touristy things in Forks, we drove back to Port A and had dinner at Bella Italia one evening. The mushroom ravioli is a must and I'm not just saying that because it is what Bella orders in the book and movie. It really is delicious! We also saw a bit of the Hoh Rainforest, LaPush, and Third and Second Beaches. We never made it to First Beach. Believe it or not, we ran out of time...in Forks! Crazy but it's true!
Bella's truck from the movie!
Mushroom Ravioli from Bella Italia!
A moss-covered tree from the Hoh Rainforest!
The Roomies and I on a driftwood tree at Second Beach!
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