Wednesday, August 05, 2009

How I'll Spend My Summer Vacation

Forks, Washington is a little, tiny, podunk town on the Olympic Pennisula. It is notable for not much of anything except being very, very wet and podunk.

That was before Twilight and the rest of Stephanie Meyers' ouevre. (OK, it's not yet accurate to call it her ouevre. But it would be if she were, God forbid, hit by a bus tomorrow. I just like saying ouevre).

You people don't even want to know how much I just paid to book a 3 day, 2 night excursion - including a 3 hour tour* of all the locations mentioned in the books - for The Child and meself.

Of course, I did pay to stay in a "Twilight" room (black and red decor, posters from the movie on the walls) and the tour includes sandwiches.

You know what? I am so NOT the worst mother in the world.

*("A three hour tour...")

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Blogger SRR opined...

Ha-Ha. I'm so happy for Forks, getting a tourist industry. I can imagine all the old loggers just shaking their heads in amazement. My parents live on Hood Canal, so using their place as home base my sister took her daugher and a friend to Forks. They had a great time and brought back some great Forks sweatshirts. Bliss for those girls, and my sister was a real hero.

August 05, 2009 8:13 PM  
Blogger Bad Alice opined...

How'd they find enough stuff for THREE hours? DramaQueen just read the first book, which is really beyond her emotional understanding, I think. She still thinks boys are mutants and was horrified that Bella would even consider becoming a vampire. But she wants to read the next book.

I can definitely say that you are the best mom ever. Your daughter is going to have some great memories.

August 06, 2009 4:19 AM  
Blogger Mom opined...

Ooh, I just learned a new word for my scrabble game.

August 06, 2009 5:05 AM  
Blogger Grish opined...

My kids read the book. My 16 year old swore the book was ok for my preteen year old and she finished the thing in like one day.

I watched the movie and all I can remember from it was about 2 seconds of an out of control vehicle skidding across a school parking lot..hehe

August 06, 2009 5:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous opined...

Since you've both read the books i think this will be a very fun trip and you will have lots of conversational topics.

I've had the first book for several months and still cannot get past chapter 1.

August 06, 2009 8:06 AM  
Blogger sageweb opined...

Well Forks is a lot cheaper than going to Italy..which you will have to do since it is in the second book.

August 06, 2009 8:11 AM  
Blogger rosemary opined...

You are awesome.....if Sage is correct (I have not read the books or seen the movie(s))Italy is bellamisio!!!! I know that word and the word for ferry....traghetti. I could go along as your interpreter......if it goes that far with the not being the worst mother thing.

August 06, 2009 11:20 AM  
Blogger Sling opined...

How cool is that!!
The Child is gonna have a corner on bragging rights when school starts.

August 06, 2009 1:49 PM  
Blogger Monica opined...

the child ought to nominate you for an awesome mother award.

August 06, 2009 5:42 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

SRR, right? The chamber of commerce website even bills the place as "the home of "Twilight". So funny!

BA: I have to think the drive to LaPush beach is a factor. Seriously, you could drive through Forks, blink and miss it.

Always happy to oblige, Mom.

The movie was pretty lame, Grish. The books are better. And the first one is lame compared to the subsequent ones. NOT a waste of time for a kid and hey, anything that gets 'em to read, right?

JP, how many times do I have to tell you that you are NOT a teenage girl?

Sage, word up!

Start saving your pennies, Rosie.

Sling, the only thing is that I'm pretty sure the picture in her head bears no relationship to the reality that is Forks. I HOPE she has a good time...

Mon, I don't know about that but I sure as hell am going to save the receipts for the next time she tells me how terrible I am!

August 07, 2009 7:32 AM  

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