Friday, April 02, 2010

No, I’m not going crazy, it’s for the tourists

In my last post I mentioned our road trip through the Olympic Peninsula. Well, if you’ve read any of the Twilight books you no doubt know, that’s the stomping ground of vampires and werewolves, at least according to Stephanie Meyer.


You have to give credit to the small town of Forks for trying to make a few bucks off of these books. Everywhere in the town is some sort of Twilight sign; hotels welcoming Twilighters, specials for Bella Burgers, etc. You can also visit not one, but two Dazzled by Twilight stores in town (if you’ve been to Forks you know how small it is so to have two of these stores is pretty amazing.)


Even Jacob’s stomping ground of La Push is in on the frenzy. La Push is even smaller than Forks mind you. As you enter the town, the little restaurant has a Pepsi banner that reads “No Vampires Beyond This Point.” You can also grab a coffee a Jacob’s Java. The town store is decorated in Team Jacob mania. Edward need not apply.


But the thing that had me doing a double take is the fact that as you drive into a town there is a house and separate garage that was painted red, complete with an old trailer in front. At first I thought, no….that couldn’t be. That place looks just like the scene of Jacob’s house in New Moon. As we drove out of town I looked again. This time I realized I wasn’t crazy, it was painted and designed to look like Jacob’s house. I knew this for sure because the Twilight Tour bus full of people was pulling in the driveway.


*For you Twilighters out there, I apologize for the lack of pictures of all of this stuff. I wanted to stop and take some but the hubby just shook his head and kept on driving. He claims to be on Team Mike Newton.


5 comments:

IdahoGirls said...

Oh pooh pooh the hubby! No pics! I would have loved to seen some pictures of this crazy place! I am team Edward for the record. But I will draw the line of getting a shirt that says anything about being a Twilight Mom!!

IdahoGirls said...

Excuse all the typos I just woke up. Yawnnnnnnn....

Rebecca said...

What makes you crazy is that you knew what Jacob's house looked like!?!? I purged all of that Twilight crap from my brain after I read all the books and was able to stop yelling, It BURNS! IT BURNS!

Sara K. said...

Okay, I was hoping for pictures, too. But I do understand. Team Mike Newton - I had to LOL at that one!!!! :) I love it!!!

Shannon @ AnchorMommy said...

Oh my. Well, can't blame those towns for trying to make a few bucks off the craze. I would too. (Sorry, I'm not much of a Twilight fan.)