|Shouldn't it read Population 3175.5?|
We arrived at the Pacific Inn Motel at night and yes, it is really just a motel. Front desk staff was friendly and there were a few twilight things inside the small lobby area. Check in was easy and the rooms were nice enough. The crazy overwhelming twilight decor made me forget the HoJo feel of the place.
Left poor Mr. TC to watch some random sports event on TV in our room while I went to MK's room to giggle hysterically and take photos. I loved that even the light switches were Edward. It was almost disappointing that the toilet paper didn't have some twi-message on it.
|I can't believe my husband agreed to stay here|
|I wonder if Summit has anything to say about this?|
|Finally a chance to sleep under Edward|
|Hope they add a New Moon room too|
Honestly felt like a weird Disneylike hotel but for twihards. I can't recall any other place that I've stayed in that was this themed. Totally worth the $99 a night.
|MK slept with this pillow all night|
|Sweet dreams under creepy Edward|
|Nice fake ruffled New Moon tulip|
You know the first thing we all think when we see this stuff - can I take this home? Where can I get this? There is a large warning that theft of ANYTHING from the room will result in a hefty fine. Might it be worth it anyways?
|Do you feel clean using dark towels?|
They had some towels almost like these for sale at the Dazzled by Twilight store. So tempting but Mr. TC actually put his foot down. Apparently he doesn't feel clean using black towels. But would I actually feel dirtier using the twilight ones? Is that a bad thing ;) ?
We headed out early and went to the Forks Chamber of Commerce. It was closed on that Sunday am so we decided to peek through the windows before taking lots of photos of Bella's truck.
|Willing them to open early|
|Can you tell if this is the right make and model?|
Mr. TC was surprised by how many other groups of twihards were doing the same thing at 10am on a Sunday. Surely there must be something better to do than hang out in front of a closed government office?
|Other twihards - it seems the guys were more excited than the girl|
We checked out the Forks Diner for breakfast. The elkhead really freaked me out.
|Not Carver's cafe|
|I couldn't eat with this thing staring at me|
I really wanted to order the Bella Cobbler but even I can't justify pie before noon. The pancakes really were enormous. Food was tasty and it felt kitschy sitting on the taped up vinyl benches.
Heading back to the Chamber of Commerce we spotted a car out front with awesome bumper stickers. Turns out the woman was the friendly Commerce greeter who also worked at the Dazzled by Twilight store.
Inside the Chamber of Commerce there were lots of news clippings and maps. They gave out a great step by step Forks Twilight tour map. They also had the most kickass Twilight quiz I've yet to come across. I was super tempted to take the Dr. Cullen labcoat hanging on the wall. The poster they had in the fan corner was one I hadn't seen before.
|Because I'm such a doctor geek I LOVE Carlisle's labcoat|
|Do you know where this is from?|
Is it from the UK? Anyone?
We followed the Chamber of Commerce map with directions of how to it every twilight landmark in town. They really had us twihards totally figured out. Ironically we ended up behind the official Dazzled by Twilight tour minibus. It did indeed look comfy and air conditioned as advertised. At least we knew we were driving to the right places.
|We ended up almost following the tour bus|
The Swan Residence
|I wonder if they get sick of this?|
|See Bella's room?|
See where Bella's window is supposed to be?
Dr Cullen's parking spot is actually pretty hard to find. We were lost next to the old folks home and a friendly lady came out shaking her head and laughing, knowing exactly what we were looking for.
|Yeah, we saw it for real :) Surprisingly hard to find|
We then made it over to City Hall which also happens to be the police station. They've got a nice display case set up inside the lobby of some twi stuff and you can even go in on the weekends to have a peek. Way too much glare from the glass case for a good photo though. Charlie's police cruisers are out back.
The sign from the movie is almost an exact replica of the Spartans sign in real life (Catherine Hardwicke speaks the truth). We were mortified when some little boys in the school starting looking out the windows at us and pointing. You can imagine us 30 something moms posing in front of their school while they pointed and laughed. We were out of their fast.
The Cullen House
|In the window at the Cullen house|
|Gotta love it!|
|Do you prefer this one or the glass one from the movie?|