We had another great day in Washington, we visited the famous vampire town of Forks and the nearby town of La Push. Both towns have been made famous by the Twilight books and series of movies. We have not read or watched any of them, but plan to after today. ;-)
Twilight is a series of four vampire-themed fantasy romance novels by American author Stephenie Meyer. It charts a period in the life of Isabella "Bella" Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Washington, and falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. The series is told primarily from Bella's point of view, with the epilogue of Eclipse and Part II of Breaking Dawn being told from the viewpoint of character Jacob Black, a werewolf.
We visited the area because we wanted to see the Pacific Coast. All the Twilight stuff was just an added bonus. :-) After checking out all the vampire stuff, we drove about 14 miles to the tiny town of La Push. La Push is home to the Quileute Tribe. Tribal members built cedar canoes that ranged in size from two-man to ocean-going freight vessels capable of carrying three tons. They ranked second only to the Makah as whalers, and first among all the tribes as sealers.
Today, La Push has oceanfront resorts, a seafood company, fish hatchery, and a revamped marina. They also have a fantastic RV Park with incredible views of the Pacific. We had a LOT of rain, both towns are located in the rain forest. :-) I did manage to get a few pictures of the beautiful Pacific with the awesome sea stacks. Please excuse the cloudy pictures.