Thursday, June 25, 2009

Twilight in real life: or how my parents stumbeled into Forks.

They had no idea what was going on. My parents were driving across the Olympic peninsula on vacation and stopped to spend the night in a tiny town called Forks. They had never heard of Forks. But soon they discovered that Forks was different. For one thing it was swarming with teenage girls. The girls were all taking pictures in front of the "Welcome to Forks" sign and the "Forks High School Home of the Spartans" sign and other random places.

My Dad in front of Forks High School
he had to fight his way in front of all the teenage girls to have a chance to take this picture.

A twilight themed book shop in Port Angeles

Then the shop windows were decorated with Twilight paraphernalia everywhere. All the Motels said "We have twilight rooms."

My dad at La Plush Beach

Three girls got up in church on Sunday in the ward my my parents visited and talked about how great it was to be in they were on vacation from Utah...going back to BYU in the beautiful Forks it was just like they pictured....bla...bla..blah.

Eventually my parents figured out the connection between Forks and the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. (They had never read the books nor seen the movies.) Knowing my father he made several bad puns about entering the Twilight Zone. (with him you g et Pun quantity not quality)
Once they realized there were vampires in Forks they decided to be extra careful. They ate Garlic Burgers for dinner.

P.S. Happy Birthday to my wonderful father. Today years ago he was born. I'm so glad he was born.


Angela said...

that is just too funny.

Missy said...

Hahaha! I think your dad's pun was great. What a strange little town...

-Rachel said...

Hey Joan! Thanks for dropping by my blog!
I have to say I didn't even realize Forks was an actual place. That's kind of hilarious.

Love the classroom antics in German Class. You sound like an awesome teacher.

Aly Goalen said...

I love that. That just made me giggle.

Seventh Child said...

My, what crazy parents we have.

Sugarsmax said...

Actually, Joanie, we ate garlic chicken.

Lynze Loves... said...

It looks really pretty there. I love that Utah girls are choosing Forks as their vacation destination :)

Nettina said...

that is awesome!