Apparently while I was gone Giggity came up with a phrase for what I was doing when people would ask....he'd tell people I was "On my living blog." He doesn't even know how true that is! Honestly, when I came off the airplane & met everyone (I was the last to arrive) it felt like I was meeting characters out of a favorite TV show. I felt like I have known them forever but... I'm sorry, what? You adored me the second I got off the plane too? Aw, thankies you gize!
So yeah, that was reason Numero Uno for the Big Blog Bash in Washington.
My second reason? Well, to make all those Twilight fans I know out there uber jealous, of course!! So let's get right to that, shall we?
Friday morning we got up, ate our free continental breakfast (steamed veggies & rice were an option, I kid you not), and headed up to ....
Luckily JennyESP brought her book so we were able to determine that the italian restaurant Bella & Edward ate at in Port Angeles was on First Street. We went there & whaddayaknow? There's a freakin' italian restaurant there!
Here is what they had posted in the window:
See that girl behind Stephenie, touching her shoulder? She was our waitress... so yeah, I pretty much hung out with Stephenie.
There was some squealing & heavy breathing everytime we came across any sign that said Forks on it.
But first, here I am being scared outta my mind in an alley in Port Angeles.
And here I am doing what Bella SHOULD have done but she's an idiot so she stayed there to wait for Edward to rescue her.
And finally, after another couple of hours, we arrive in FORKS!! I'm telling you, this place has absolutely embraced the Twilight phenomenon with all their hearts. There are signs up everywhere suggesting you can buy Twilight souveniers there, on the marquis in front of a hotel it said "Edward DIDN'T sleep here!" (get it... cuz he never slept... get it?), etc etc.
These two ladies were so adorable I could hardly stand it. We found them in the Visitor's Center. Marcia and Marsha. The one on the left is the director of the Chamber of Commerce for Forks and she is one passionate Twilight fan, lemme tell ya. We were eating it up.
A nice note from Steph. It says "To the people of my favorite town-- I'm so honored that you've chosen Bella's birthday, September 13th, as Stephenie Meyer Day. Thank you for being such gracious hosts for my vampires! You're wonderful! ::scribble scribble:: PS Landee, Edward is really in love with you." Or something like that.
One thing these two cute ladies do is save any letters that come to Forks for any of the Cullen family. There were quite a few letters in this binder they had put together. Here is Sara doing a dramatic reading of one to Alice. It began "Dear Alice, I bet you saw this letter coming, didn't ya?" HA! I'm totally drafting up a letter as we speak. It will be to Carlisle and he better write back.
Bella's truck! And me in the most awkard position evah.
Here is Bella's house. Obviously.
And here is the group in front of the Twilight display they have in the sheriff's office. I think Charlie musta quit early that day cuz we totally didn't see him.
Allz I'm saying is, if the people in the book aren't real, then why do they have THIS at the hospital. Huh? Right. They wouldn't, so they must be real. I'm so good at figuring things out.
And here we are flanking our flanks in front of the Cullen's house.
You don't believe it's really the Cullen's house? Whatever!! READ.THE.WHITE.BOARD.
And finally we headed over to Forks High to get a good looksee.
All of a sudden a van came into the parking lot & couldn't stop. It was about to hit me when, inexplicably Edward came outta no where and stopped the van from hitting me. It was a moment I shall never forget. And thank you to Sara for capturing it all on film/memory card.
It took a bit longer to get to Forks than we had counted on so we didn't make it out to La Push like we had planned. It was going to be dark & we were tired & plus, since Jacob imprinted on that creepy baby he's lost a little of his appeal.