Sunday, July 31, 2011

Forks Road Trip

Ever heard of Forks Washington?  It was made famous by a little book series called Twilight.  Vampires & Werewolves anyone?   I will admit I have read and loved those books.  Yesterday we took a little road trip to Forks and it was just what I needed.  Believe it or not it was not to take the Twilight tour but to help out my Husband.  He needed to drop a truck off in Forks and for me to follow him and give him a ride back.  Forks is 3 1/2 hours from our home one way.  It's a pretty drive and it's been years since we've done it.   It turned out to be the perfect day for it.

We started out about 7 am up Highway 101 along Hood Canal.  If you are anywhere near Washington State you need to make this trip.  It is beautiful.  I followed him driving his truck.  It took a bit of getting used to since it's a lot bigger than my vehicle but he has Satellite radio.  My new favorite thing is Channel 31 The Coffee House.  Do you know it?  It is all singer songwriter mellow stuff that is the perfect soundtrack for an early morning road trip, windows down, singing along.  The morning light is so dreamy over water.  The sun was out, blue sky, a little fog, gorgeous blue water. It's why I don't mind going fishing at ungodly early morning hours, morning is my favorite time on the water. 

Two hours later it was time for something a little more upbeat.  Right about when we got to Lake Crescent I popped in an 80's mix CD.  Nothing better than a little Pat Benatars "Love is a Battlefield" windows down, singing at the top of my lungs trying to steer and do the shoulder swinging dance move from her music video.  You know that move I'm talking about right?  

Lake Crescent is another beautiful part of the trip.  

We got to Forks and after I convinced him to drive through town so I can just ya know, see what Bella's house looks like, we headed back to Port Angeles for lunch.  On the way he asked if I wanted to see a logging road he built a few years back as he's pointing to the top of a Ginormous mountain.  You built a road up there? Um yes please I wanna see. 

I have seen several of his jobs but never this one.  I am never letting him go to work again after seeing this job.   It was so high up there on the tippy top of a mountain.  I sorta freaked out.  I am scared of logging roads.  They have cliffs on one side.   

On a clear day you can see the ocean.

 See how the road switches back. EEK.

He builds the road than a logging crew can come in and Log.  After it is logged the land gets replanted. 

Honestly, I'm kinda afraid of heights. I did get out and look around but I sorta walked while hunched over with both hands out, it felt like the ground was spinning. See here I am with the fake smile, 10 feet from the edge.

I wanted to crop the picture like this because I hate pictures of myself. 

but then you couldn't see how high up it was. Really, like anyone but me cares. 
We saw an Eagle, a Deer and a Elk.  No Vampires thank goodness. The deer was too fast to get a picture of or I was too slow on account of holding onto the the truck with both hands. 

curious Elk

Is there anything more peaceful than watching an eagle fly?  We see them all the time where we live but I stopped to watch them every time. The view is stunning from up there. 

It was just a great day.  We had fish and chips for lunch on the waterfront in Port Angeles and made our way back home.  It really is a beautiful drive if your even in Washington you should make the trek.  

Unfortunately I did not get a photo of me by the Forks sign because there was no way hubby would be seen doing that regardless of how much he loves me.   So I made my own.

My next post will be back to normal programming with a project.  I am hoping to show you what we did with our pile of rocks.   

Have a great weekend!

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Ray said...

I love the pictures. I have done that trip to Forks a few times. It is gorgeous country. Thanks for sharing!

anangloinquebec said...

Wow, looks beautiful!

Christine Kelley said...

Bella's house is actually in Saint Helen's Oregon on the columbia river, And "forks high-school" is yep, St. Helen's high. In front of the actual house is a sign asking to be respectful, but encourages pictures.

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