I would definitely be lying if I said I had read all four Twilight books (there could be five for all I know). I read the first on a vacation in 2009 and attempted to read the second one in Spanish. Attempted. I never read beyond that. I did see the first three movies, however (haven’t seen Breaking Dawn yet).
So, one time I was in a Fred Meyer in Beaverton, Oregon just wandering around and came across this book about the real “Forks, Washington” and what it was like. I kind of skimmed through it halfheartedly, but did somehow catch the fact that the school from the original Twilight movie was in Kalama, Washington. No idea where that was, but it was a fact well-noted.
As I left the Portland area and proceeded to drive straight up to Seattle, I paid little attention to road signs…until I came up on one that read “Kalama”. I am pretty sure that I probably squealed with excitement for the sole purpose of having heard that name in recent days. There is nothing I love more on road trips that having a reason to stop at a tiny exit and search for something familiar.
The exit was seriously the smallest one I have ever got off of and I was certain this was the wrong Kalama, but surely enough, it was not. I came right up on the school where some of the movie was shot.
Now I am definitely not one who enjoys many movie set locations or filming places or any of that nonsense, but I definitely found this to be kind of cool because it was something I stumbled upon throughout a road trip.