Forks, Washington

Forks Hwy 101

We drove through Forks last week. You’ve heard of Forks, right? If not, you’re forgiven. It’s the epicenter of the “Twilight” books and movie series and was a tourist hot spot for a while. There were tours of key places from the books, a souvenir shop. We had breakfast there once and an Edward Cullen look alike hung out at a nearby table, waiting to be recognized. It’s still a destination for fans of romantic vampires.

Forks arts ctr

Lest you decide there’s not much there there, here’s a view of the new Rainforest Arts Center.


The world has seemed particularly full of grief and pain lately. Over the next few days I’d like to share some thoughts that have seemed relevant and hopeful.

When I despair,
I remember that all through history
the ways of truth and love have always won.
There have been tyrants, and murderers,
and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fail.
Think of it — always.

Mahatma Ghandi

3 thoughts on “Forks, Washington”

  1. The Arts Centre looks interesting.

    As to Twilight… well, let’s just say that having had watched the first film, I have a very low opinion of Mr. Sparkles, the Sullen Idiot, and Dog Boy. Where’s Buffy with a stake when we need her? 🙂

  2. I have heard of forks. And knives and spoons. This town, though, not heard of. Don’t know anything of any Twilight series, except for the World Series played at twilight.

    This Forks appears to be a charming little town, and a place to stop for a bite to eat. Or visit a rainforest arts center.

  3. Did attempt to read one of the “Twilight” books once but didn’t get very far. The new Rainforest Arts Center looks like a nice addition to the town. Hard to forget a town named Forks.

    And thank you for the Mahatma Ghandi quote. (The name of the street, Division, captured in the Forks town photo, is not the answer.)

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