Yes, that Forks, Washington. The town that inspired Stephenie Meyer’s brooding location for her Twilight series. I was in the neighborhood, touring along the wild coastline and couldn’t resist stopping. There were plenty of Twilight fans in town, but I had the cemetery all to myself.
It’s small and plain, kind of like the town, but it had its charm. Thankfully, there wasn’t a werewolf or vampire reference in sight.
I loved the quirky, homemade memorials.
La Push, Washington is just down the road from Forks. I wanted to visit the tribal cemetery there, but it was closed to outsiders. I got to go to the beach though, one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been!
The locals told us that the author had never visited. She really missed out. The landscape was truly inspiring.