Friday, November 16, 2012

Storyteller's Journey

     Transformed by Twilight!

Several weeks ago my husband and I took a little trip to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State; visiting Forks and La Push were part of our weekend. It was amazing to see how much these two little communities have been transformed by Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books and movies. (Notice Bella Swan's truck on the left?)

As you enter the town of Forks, the effects from Twilight are everywhere. Here the merchant is attempting to appeal to both werewolves and vampires. The books of author Stephenie Meyer have infused this struggling town with new life.

If you're a fan of all things Edward, Bella, and Jacob - this is the place to be in Forks, Washington. Books, tee-shirts, posters, movies, trinkets, and much more for the Twilight Twi-hards!
There were shoppers from all over the world when we were there a few summers ago.

As you leave Forks and approach the Quileute Reservation, and the town of La Push, this is the sign that greets you. Make no bones about it - once you pass this sign you're in werewolf territory. Team Jacob signs are everywhere!


As you enter the community of La Push, this is one of the first signs that greets you. The Quileute Nation just wants you to know for sure where their sentiments lie when it comes to Bella Swan!


When we visited the area a few weeks ago, it was much quieter than our trip to the region a couple of years ago. However, this Jacob Black Vacation Rental is still popular - complete with the motorcycle to prove it! (I'm not sure if this model was used in the movie.)

Whether or not you're a fan of the Twilight books, there is no doubt that the author Stephenie Meyer has made a huge impact on these two small communities. Among the locals there is a mixed review; however, no one can deny the financial impact that the Twilight phenomenon has had on this hard-hit corner of our state.

In honor of today's release of Breaking Dawn - Part II, I have attached a link to the trailer: http://www.contactmusic.com/video/the-twilight-saga-breaking-dawn-part-2-trailer

Have you experienced visiting a town where a book has had an impact?
 

6 comments:

  1. Wow! Fun stuff, Victoria!

    As a history buff, I've visited Gettysburg - Love the book, Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara. The movie, Gettysburg, is based on his Pulitzer Prize winning novel.

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    1. Loree - Although I've been to NYC, I have always wanted to see more historic sites -like Gettysburg. (The movie was awesome.) Have a relaxing weekend!

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  2. Those are some great photos. The Jacob Black vaction rental cracks me up. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. I thought you'd like that, Kriston! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Great photos, Victoria. Thanks for sharing your visit with us. I am a Twilight fan and very much looking forward to seeing Breaking Dawn Part II.

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    1. Me too, Ruth. I'm planning on seeing the film next Friday with a friend. Have a good week!

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