Monday, October 22, 2007

Forks Motel

Of the half dozen hotels on the main street of Forks, this one has the nicest entryway. We really like the brick framing of the red geraniums and white alyssum.
This was taken during the summer, on one of the few days that there was a vacancy in town. That usually only happens during the week. The weekends are very busy at all of the motels during the summer, we're very glad to say. Winter is a little different, though there are a lot of fisherfolk and hunters in the appropriate seasons. As well as hotels, there are bed and breakfasts, RV parks, cabins, lodges, and lots of campgrounds in and out of Olympic National Park.
(If you want a list of options to come and visit, see the Chamber of Commerce site link at the bottom of the page.)


Mountainboy said...

Heya, why is it called Olympic National Park?

Forks and Forest said...

The tallest mountain (and volcano) in the Olympic Mountain Range here on the Peninsula is Mt. Olympus.
According to the park website: "Mount Olympus receives over 200 inches of precipitation each year and most of that falls as snow? At 7,980 feet, Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Olympic National Park and has the third largest glacial system in the contiguous U.S."