Sunday, June 27, 2010

Forks or Bust: Day 23

On Wednesday, June 23rd, we set up camp at the Forks Motel because they have Kitchen Suites. Makes it a little cheaper to eat.

Today was our La Push day. LaPush is home to the Quileute Nation. On the shores of the Pacific Ocean and at the mouth of the Quillayute River, this is some of the most beautiful scenery you'll ever see.
But first, we toured the town. Population 350, give or take.

The Quileute Tribal School at the Akalat Center is where Jacob and his friends go to school. There are approximately 100 students enrolled during the school season. No one was there today because it's summer holiday.

From the school, we went to Emily's house.
Some of the wolf boys were hanging out. They invited us in for lunch. We had grilled hamburgers, potato salad, and Emily's famous blueberry muffins. They weren't kidding in the book. Those guys can eat!

After lunch we went to Jacob Black's house.
It's not as teeny as the book leads you to believe.

The garage is almost as big as the house!

Jacob was out front arguing with Bella about something.
She left. He stayed and chatted with us for awhile.

Next we went to First Beach.
This is the path leading up to it.


The locals like to surf here.
I don't know anything about surfing but it sure is pretty.

One of our fellow tourists took this video.

Makes you feel like you're right there with us, huh?

After leaving First Beach, we went on a short hike through the Hoh Forest.

Absolutely spectacular!

In the evening, we decided to participate in the weekly Quiluete Drum Healing Circle. Usually they're held in town, but this time they were down at First Beach.

Back at Jacob's, getting ready to leave for the Drum Circle.

Sun setting on the way to First Beach.

Bella and Jacob at the Drum Circle.

Today's Travel Question:

Go to the Quileute Nation website.
What is the name of the resort that offers
ocean-front cabins, whale watching, kayaking,
surfing, and participation in tribal ceremonies?

(Hint: Click on the Quileute Resort and RV park image.)

Leave an answer in the comments section of this post by midnight June 28 (date extended because I'm late posting) and you will be entered to win June 23 's Daily Prize.

Leave an answer in the comments section any time before July 3, 2010 and you earn 1 point toward the Grand Prize.


Dina said...

Oceanside Resort

brendajean said...

The Oceanside resort.

Nichole Giles said...

No idea, but those pictures are gorgeous. I love visiting Forks and La Push.

Suan said...

oceanside resort

*yadkny* said...

The Oceanside Resort

Anonymous said...

oceanside resort. Sounds fun I want to go "again".

Anonymous said...

oceanside resort. morgan

ferretvamp14 said...

Oceanside Resort