Next stop, Kalama High School in Kalama Washington. I think out of all of the shooting locations, this was the one I wanted to see the most. I was pretty excited about it and almost skipped the Bridge of the Gods when I thought this was too far out of the way. I was happy when my husband agreed to go out of our way a bit to see this.
I checked the weather before we left and it said that it would be rainy for the rest of our trip but this was really the worst we got. The clouds looked threatening but it remained just that, a threat with no actual downpour. I was glad for the clouds because I thought they looked awesome! The sky was always so blue.
Because every city should have one:
This was the first of three "rainy" days and when I say rainy, I don't mean thunderstorms, I mean it spit at us for part of the day. Nothing too annoying of that my boots and waterproof jacket couldn't handle. We were worried about the boot that Chris had to wear on his broken foot and even that didn't end up being an issue. I'm kinda glad it rained because I wanted to get some photos of the sky looking like this. I also knew my son would love this photo of the train carrying all these trees and I was right:
We're almost there! Just off the exit and up a hill that must really, really suck in the snow.
As soon as we turned the corner into the parking lot, it was obvious where we were! This is the very first photo I took of Kalama High School, which is Forks High School in Twilight. It is located at 548 China Garden Road in Kalama Washington. I parked in Bella's spot, stepped out of the car and snapped this. The funny thing is that I took it probably six or so minutes after taking the ones on the Interstate and look how bright it is! It's like the sky pulled a Moses and the clouds parted. Weird. Whatever, it made for some good shots of the school and the grounds.
This is the view of the school from the parking lot. The replicated Forks High School Sign was placed here on the corner of the front lawn. Bella drives past it on her way into the parking lot:
I maka me laugh!
Me sitting in the Cullen's spot.
I took this through the window. Crappy photo but I like that they're doing The Wizard of Oz! Also, as you pull into the school and park in the lot, look at the sign for the school and on that same post, at the bottom is a box with fliers in it that marks each shooting location at the school. It's kinda neat because they don't have to do that. You can also buy things like Kalama magnets, wrist bands, posters and lanyards in the office, all are pretty cheap.
Next stop: FORKS!