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Just how remote is Twilight's hometown?

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Just how remote is Twilight's hometown?

Post by Misfit » Tue November 15th, 2011, 2:41 pm

In case you were wondering (I've been there, I know).

FORKS, Wash. The Occupy Wall Street protest has reached one of Washington state's most remote towns.

The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/udWrO4) that 17 people held an Occupy Forks protest on Saturday, rallying outside a Bank of America branch, the only corporate presence the protesters could find in the town.

Forks is better known to the world as the fictional home of the characters of the vampire teen series "Twilight." It is about a four-hour trip from Seattle, on the western side of the Olympic Peninsula.

Occupy Forks organizer Patt Doyle says the turnout of 17 people was better than expected. It rained heavily on Saturday.

The newspaper reports that the Bank of America branch is slated to be closed in January, and its employees will be laid off.
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Post by SarahWoodbury » Wed November 16th, 2011, 5:10 am

That is hilarious. I've been there too! I blogged about it with pictures, for all you Twilight fans :) http://www.sarahwoodbury.com/?p=2058

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed November 16th, 2011, 6:22 am

I've been there, but it was in 1977, and the only reason I know I've been there is that it was on a route I took delivering Coast Guard electronics between Astoria, Grey's harbor and Port Angeles. I can't say I remember the town at all.

In any case, 1977 would have been a bad year for vamipres-- there was a severe drought. As I recall, Astoria only got 55 inches of rain.

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Post by Misfit » Wed November 16th, 2011, 9:41 am

Nice shots. Crescent Lake is GORGEOUS as always. I'd love to stay at the old lodge one of these days.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed November 16th, 2011, 10:04 am

There's a travel feature on the area in our paper today, presumably to help plug the new film!
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Post by Misfit » Wed November 16th, 2011, 1:43 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]There's a travel feature on the area in our paper today, presumably to help plug the new film![/quote]

Forks is dull as dirt (at least the last time I went through there it was) and takes forever to get there, but there is some beautiful country surrounding it. The rain forest is amazing, I love the hike to the ocean from Lake Ozette, as well as Cape Flattery on the Makah reservation. The very far northwestern tip of Washington state and one heck of a drop down to the ocean. Hopefully there are barriers up now...

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Post by Madeleine » Wed November 16th, 2011, 2:01 pm

Those rocks are awesome, the one on the end (right hand) looks like a face.

In the travel article in our paper yesterday, it told of the locals putting up signs at various places, like this is where Jacob lives, etc, and the films aren't even made there! Can't blame the locals though, things must be bad if even the local bank is closing.
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Post by Misfit » Thu November 17th, 2011, 1:18 pm

Slightly OT, but for those who would like to see some Seastacks up close and personal I recommend Bandon, southern Oregon Coast. At low tide many of these are accessible, and there's one with a large cave you can walk through. Lots of wonderful life to find, sea urchins and seastars and whatnot.

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