Posts Tagged ‘LaPush’

Stormy Weather

October 22nd, 2010 by contributor

first beach“The Sea Was Angry That Day, My Friends, like an Old Man Trying to send Back Soup in a Deli.” A la George Costanza, the sea is getting whipped up for a big storm this weekend. Lots of rain and wind are expected. For those heading to the ocean beaches take special care when in the driftwood. There is nothing more spectacular than the force of mother nature!

Twilight Firewood

April 29th, 2010 by contributor

twilight firewood

We’ve held off on commenting about the local Twilight Firewood stand for quite a while now, but we just can’t resist. We think it’s hilarious! It kind of takes things to a whole new level. And the sharp-looking stand is certainly an attention getter. Although the small print says to burn the “LaPush bundles” to “keep the evil vampires away,” we suspect simply throwing pieces of firewood at them would be just as effective. Stock up now!

Quileute Nation Launches Online Store

March 27th, 2010 by contributor

wolf_rattle-640We’re excited for our friends and neighbors in LaPush–the Quileute Nation has launched their cool new online store featuring authentic handmade and locally-produced merchandise. This is the real thing here, folks, not “Made in China,” or anything like that, but high-quality products direct from Quileute tribal members. The Quileute Nation is renowned for its skilled artisans and this is the perfect venue to share their creations with the world. We particularly liked the carvings and the cedar hat, but there’s something for everyone here–check it out!

Jasper Forks Video

March 26th, 2010 by contributor

If you haven’t seen this video yet, you’re missing out! It’s based on a house remix of South Korean pianist/composer Yiruma’s River Flows in You, but what got our attention (of course . . .) is the professionally filmed footage of Forks and the West End. Wow! Director Mark Feuerstake clearly knows how to capture that eery forest feeling. We suspect that he–like most of the German visitors we see here in Forks–knows from personal experience what real forests are like. Nicely done!

Trail Moving West

January 8th, 2010 by contributor

Trail moving west

It’s encouraging to see that the West End now has a paved 6-mile section of the Olympic Discovery Trail in place. Although it’s still “closed for construction,” this first-class section of trail extends through the forest from the Camp David Jr. Road end of the Spruce Railroad Trail, on Lake Crescent, to the top of Fairholm Hill. The Olympic Discovery Trail itself will eventually go the entire 100-mile distance from Port Townsend, through Sequim, Port Angeles, Joyce, Forks and LaPush, to the Pacific Ocean.

My Boyfriend is Really Old . . .

January 4th, 2010 by contributor

Well, we thought this video was pretty funny. It’s a parody of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ hit song, Empire State of Mind, with all kinds of clever Twilight and Forks rhymes and references thrown in. There’s even a cameo from Cousin Itt in there. . . . It’s just for fun–check it out! (May not be appropriate for all viewers.)


Lyrics:


Yeah, I love Edward
No longer Jacob Black
And hes my biggest hero
And I’ll be his forever
I’m his newest lover
And since I love it here
I ain’t going anywhere
Yeah, I’m gonna stay here
All the sexy vampires
Make me feel right at home
We like to hang out all day
Brought me to that McDonalds
Took it to the kissing spot
560 State Street
You can catch me in the kitchen kissing face thats so pasty
Cruising down 8th Street
In a silver Volvo
Driving so fast
My heartbeat is gonna plateau
Ed is my number one
Hes extremely dreamy
Now I live in Washington
You ain’t gonna see me
Say what up to Carlisle
Man, hes so versatile
Edward is mine
All others are cast aside
O man, I’m so in love
It cant get any better
Tell by my heartbeat, that the only place to be is

Is Forks
Vampire City where dreams are made of
This aint no stupid spoon
Lets all go live in Forks
This town will make you feel real cold
My boyfriend is really old
Only happens
In Forks, in forks, in forks

Catch me in a field with Cullens playing a ball game
They made pale more famous than an albino kid can
You should know I bleed though, but I aint got bit though
But I got a gang of pires walking with my clique though
Edward Cullen is so hot
This is true more often than not
Jake doesnt come close to it
Edward is the sure shot
Baseball bat, pire bat, mitzvah bat, Jacob Black
Seems to me that all of the actors in this movie probably forgot how to act
One true Jacob, out there and hes shirtless
Girlies are all whirly, staring at his manly chest
Me, I got my bud, special Ed, I got it made
If you paid me a million bucks, I wouldnt trade him away
Blow me kisses
Blow kisses back at you
I love you, Edward, rest in peace Dracula
This aint Transylvania, no more Van Helsing
Long live vamps yo
Im from the best place that is

Is Forks
Vampire City where dreams are made of
This aint no stupid spoon
Lets all go live in Forks
This town will make you feel real cold
My boyfriend is really old
Only happens
In Forks, in forks, in forks

Skin is blinding
Girls need blinders
So they can step outside with Edward
His skin gets all dazzley
And it makes me all razzley, and gradually become worse
Please catch my apple E
Caught up in the in town
With your crooked smile
And the winter gets cold but not as cold as your skin though
Your sparkly skin is a witty new sin
Team Jacob vs. Edward, Edwards gonna win
Edward dont you bite me, cause you know Ill bleed out
Everybody wants me, but not like brussel sprouts
Pale Edward is the king of Forks, Washington
And Jacob cant touch me, life starts when Im bit on
Came here from Phoenix, now Edward is my life
Werewolves and vampires, addicted to my limelight
Edward Cullens got me feeling like a champion
Our hearts never sleep better slip us an Ambien

In Forks
Vampire City where dreams are made of
This aint no stupid spoon
Lets all go live in Forks
This town will make you feel real cold
My boyfriend is really old
Only happens
In Forks, in forks, in forks

One hand in the air for the small city
Edward, my team is looking all pretty
No one else in the world could compare
Put your lighters in the air, everybody say yeah
Come on, come, yeah

Its Forks
Vampire City where dreams are made of
This aint no stupid spoon
Lets all go live in Forks
This town will make you feel real cold
My boyfriend is really old
Only happens
In Forks, in forks, in forks

Reality?

December 22nd, 2009 by contributor

zigs-tryouts-3-girlsLooks like just about everyone in Forks showed up for the casting call for the planned Forks reality TV show. (We’re up in Canada, so we missed all of the action!) Check out the coverage at the Forks Forum site and in today’s Peninsula Daily News. We’re assuming they’re not talking about the “real” Forks that we know, so we’re curious what, exactly, is planned. Anyone have suggestions for Zig Gauthier, the Santa Monica, California, based television producer behind the project?

Fans Flood Forks

November 21st, 2009 by contributor

with-love-fnlOur high winds, drenching rains and seasonal darkness only appear to encourage the hardcore fans that continue to flock to Forks, LaPush and the West End. They’re not called Twihards for nothing! This article, written by Tom Callis, from today’s Peninsula Daily News, does a fine job of hitting the local highlights from the weekend. It even quotes Mike Gurling, our Visitor Center Manager, who shares, among other things, the fact that our website, forkswa.com, received 54,841 “hits” on Friday alone. Wow! All in all, it sounds like there was quite an array of activities to keep people interested over the weekend. Okay, we’ve got to admit we’re a little unclear on the relationship between belly dancing and Twilight, but, in any case, it sounds like everyone had a blast on this blustery New Moon movie release weekend!

1000% Increase in Tourism!

November 17th, 2009 by contributor

the-twilight-saga-new-moo-002This article from the UK Mail attributes a 1000% increase in tourism here in Forks to Robert Pattinson. Thanks Rob!! We hadn’t really thought of it that way before. . . . The article does a nice job of covering some of the local attractions, mentioning Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rainforest. Cheers to the Mail for the great article and for helping us spread the word about Forks. If you really want to see the dark, rainy, authentic Forks, now is the perfect time to visit!

MSN Twilight Videos

November 13th, 2009 by contributor

msn videoWow!  We’re speechless after checking out these brand-new MSN Twilight videos (you may have to install MS Silverlight to view the videos).  For the most part, they were shot by the MSN crew while they were here in Forks for Stephenie Meyer Day on Bella’s Birthday.

The video featured above, Twilight: Land of Legends, presents an interesting perspective of Forks and LaPush.  Where the heck did they get some of that creepy footage?  Like those girls standing in that dark alley?  Or that huge pile of tires at Gilmore’s?  Seriously, these are truly impressive and very well-done–you have to see them all!  Thanks MSN!

New Photo Galleries!

October 12th, 2009 by contributor

meyer-signs-girls-20We’re pleased to announce the return of our “new and improved” photo galleries! The Chamber minions have been toiling mightily to set up new galleries with tons of new Forks and West End photos. We’re not done yet, but feel free to take a peek! We’ve split the galleries into two main sections, cleverly titled the Forks Photo Gallery and the Twilight Photo Gallery. Each leads to further galleries, so check ‘em out! And if you’ve got some cool photos of our area you’re willing to share, please email them to us for possible inclusion in our Visitors’ Photos gallery. Enjoy!

Forks Featured in NY Times Travel

September 24th, 2009 by contributor

nice-fangs-2We got a kick out of this article about Forks in New York Times Travel. While the first impression of the article from everyone in town is likely to be “hey, it’s really not a two-stoplight town–it’s a one-stoplight town,” lol overall, Jane Margolies does a fine job of capturing the fun of Stephenie Meyer Day and the story of the Twilight frenzy here in Forks. We also enjoyed the slide show of nicely done local photos by Stuart Isett. Articles like this tend to make obvious the fact that Forks isn’t a secret any longer–but fall is a perfect time to visit without a lot of hoopla and Forks, LaPush and the West End continue to welcome all visitors. C’mon up and check us out!

Is it Safe to Go Camping?

August 7th, 2009 by contributor

forks-chamber-visitor-center-300x194Forks continues to be “front and center” in the area of Twilight tourism! Thanks to Paige Dickerson and the Peninsula Daily News for another great article describing this incredible phenomena and its impact on Forks, LaPush and the West End. Despite our popularity, our community continues to wholeheartedly welcome Twilighters, along with all visitors. Come check out what everyone is talking about about! [We're still wondering what the answer is to the question about whether it's safe to camp with the "vampire problem" we have out here . . .confused]

Twilight Trip to Forks Video

May 1st, 2009 by contributor

twilight-trip-to-forksWe’re really impressed with this YouTube video, Twilight Trip to Forks, Washington. It’s well photographed and put together. We think it does a fine job of capturing the fun and excitement of a trip to Forks and the West End.
Sorry it wasn’t overcast and raining when you were here. Maybe next time!

Twilight Geocaching

April 17th, 2009 by contributor

3x3sticker_144-3Can’t decide how to spend your time in Forks–Geocaching or Twilighting? You know who you are! Here’s the perfect solution: Forks’ newest Geocache has a Twilight theme!! If you’re not familiar with Geocaching, it’s basically a worldwide hide-and-seek game played with GPS receivers. It’s easy (and free) to get started with Geocaching.
This particular cache takes you on a tour of local Twilight hot-spots–gathering clues along the way that lead to the final cache. We haven’t tried the cache yet, but it looks like it will be lots o’ fun. (We’re waiting for it to be even rainier before we try it . . . .) If you do the cache–especially if you’re new to caching–remember to leave the cache in better condition than you find it–watch for muggles, re-hide well and trade up. TFTC Blue Power Ranger!