It was a blast. There was lots of laughter and hugging and giveaways and some serious shenanigans that went on this year (including a ninja-puker on the drunk bus) and this trip was overall a boatload of fun.
We will have more pictures and other Forks-y related stuff for in in the next few weeks - we swear we won't take nearly a year to post all of them this time, either. In the meantime, we wanted to give you just a taste of what went down in the Pacific Northwest this year. Think of it as "just the tip".
Sadly, I didn't get my bullhorn that I had been begging people on Twitter for, but I did manage to serenade my lovely roommates in other ways that probably made them less stabby.
Amazingly, I was frighteningly sober at the time. It was also a good thing our neighbors at the hotel in Seattle were Twitards. Either that, or they killed the twitards inside and forgot to take the sign down.
The ride down to Forks was really beautiful and I alternated between passing out in the back of the van or squealing in terror at the way the driver was, well, driving. I did learn that there is one person whose driving is actually more pants-crapping-terrifying than Snarkier Than You. I'll give you hint: it starts with "L" and ends with "atchkey Wife".
The inside of our van, where I cowered. Incidentally, this doesn't mean STY or LKW are bad drivers. I'm just a pussy.
In between preparing for our parties both nights, we did the usual touristy stuff one does when they are at the Olympic Peninsula.
We went to First Beach:
...And reenacted scenes from Twilight.
We headed out to the Hoh Forest as well.
Some river on the way to the Hoh...
Wait for it, wait for it... A ho in the Hoh...
Penis tree!! It's a tree with a PENIS. Rainforests are amazing.
There was even a little gift shop where you could buy trinkets!
I do have to say this - even if you have zero desire to ever step foot in Forks, the Olympic Peninsula is insanely beautiful and definitely worth the trip (more on this later).
Once we finished sight-seeing, it was time to set up for the party!
We had a decorating committee of the most talented ladies (and gents!) to help us with our decorating. Seriously, they MADE this party awesome. If I had been left on my own with this... it wouldn't have looked good. AT ALL.
Once we had the decorations up and the music going... it was tiiiiiiime!
LKW molesting Edward.
That's all for now, folks! Trust me, we have a ton more but jetlag has turned my brain into useless gray matter. And that McDonald's I ate somewhere in transit is still haunting me, too.
I truly hope everyone who came had a wonderful time. It was really great to see everyone!
Until next time... be safe.