Part 2: Other Areas in Washington
If you are you a fan of Stephanie Meyers’ Twilight series, you must visit the town of Forks, Washington. “Twilight” tours are given in the area. For more information, check out http://twilight.inforks.com/
Want the feeling of staying abroad without leaving the U.S.? Try a stay at Thornewood Castle, in Lakewood, Washington. Not too far from Seattle, parts of the original 16th century Gothic mansion that make up Thornewood were shipped to Washington, ca. 1907. And it is a TV movie location: Stephen King’s spooky mini-series Rose Red and Ridley Pearson’s prequel (he also wrote Rose Red) The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer were shot there. An overnight stay comes with breakfast. See more at www.thornewoodcastle.com
If you want to take in a movie, and happen to be in the coastal town of Port Townsend, Washington, stop at the Rose Theatre: writer/film critic/historian Leonard Maltin says it’s “An absolute gem. I wish it were my neighborhood theater!” Robert Osborne (Turner Classic Movies) says “The Rose Theater has the best popcorn and movies imaginable.” The popcorn was pretty good! (And, of course, you can see non-spooky films here as well .) www.rosetheatre.com
Also in the state of Washington (Aberdeen), there is the Star Wars Shop. It is a must stop if you are a Star Wars or Star Trek fan. The shop (which is run by Don Sucher and his sons) has (according to Wikitravel) “over 70,000 collectibles” and is a labor of love by the affable Mr. Sucher and his family. Here’s a link so you can see what it looks like and have a sneak preview should you ever find yourself road-tripping in Washington! The store is located at 413 E. Wishkah—P.O. Box 1601– Aberdeen, WA 98520, and the phone is (360) 970-7080. Also www.myspace.com/starwarsstore
Here’s a link so you can see the inside of the store:
Happy hunting! And a Happy Halloween.