As most of you know, Austin and I went to Seaside, Oregon on Feb 17th and we stayed until the 21st. It was such a FANTASTIC trip. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. We dropped Kylie off at the grandparents house and we drove to Boise, Idaho Wednesday night. The next day we drove into Oregon and made a few stops on the way before we made it to Seaside. They were mostly Twilight stops. So if you think I’m a big dork, just skip the remaining post :)
We originally were going to see Multnomah Falls first (quick scene in Twilight that Edward and Bella walk past) and I didn’t feel bad about this stop because it actually looked really cool. But Austin decided that he would like to go see Mt. Hood. Mt. Hood is an impressive mountain. It’s HUGE! Also, at the base of the mountain is a ski lodge called Timberline Lodge that they filmed “The Shining.” So that was pretty cool to see.
It actually took longer than we thought to find the place, so we decided to skip the falls for another day and head on to the other Twilight spots. It was like 3:00 by this time and we both hadn’t eaten any lunch, so I was excited that our next stop was going to be the Carver Cafe. I was excited to eat there because had read online that it was great food. But wouldn’t you know it, they were closed for the day. Just my luck.
Next stop was where they filmed the scenes right after Bella tells Edward that he’s a vampire. They had like 6 different shooting locations all in one spot. It was funny because you think it’s going to be in the middle of the woods…yeah it was behind this parking lot of a restaurant.
(Where Edward rips the tree trunk out)
(Just wanted to show you how mossy everything was)
Our final stop was the Cullen's house. Again, you think this house is going to be in the middle of the forest, but it’s in downtown Portland. The street ends in their private driveway, so I didn’t get a lot of pictures…mainly because I was chicken and with all those dang windows, I didn’t want them to come running out and yelling at me. Oh well.
By this time it was getting late and we still had an hour drive to Seaside. I was sooo happy to finally get there. And can I say, this was one of the coolest hotels I have ever stayed at. Let me give you the grand tour.
Entry way leads into the full kitchen.
Living room/dining room
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this place. If you are ever in Seaside, stay at the Rivertide Suites. Anyway, thats all for day 1. I will update the rest of the trip soon. (We took 980 pictures, so it may take me a while to post all of our trip).