Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Staff Member at the Miller Tree Inn

We would like to introduce everyone to our newest staff member at the Miller Tree Inn.  We adopted Moira, a 3 month old tabby kitten from the Humane Society on Thursday.  She is busily and happily exploring her new surroundings.  So far, we have found Moira to be affectionate.  She loves to be held and petted and she talks A LOT!  Moira hopes that you will come and visit her at the inn.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pocket Edward Visits Yellowstone National Park

We took Pocket Edward on a little road trip about a week ago.  The purpose of the trip was to go to innkeeper Bill's Aunt Betty's 90th birthday party in southern Idaho.  Since we were that close, we took a little side trip to Yellowstone National Park and enjoyed viewing the geysers, paint pots, hot springs and wildlife.

We were lucky enough to see several geysers erupt and lots of bison, an elk and a grizzly bear.  We also took in a Ranger led walk around geyser hill and two evening Ranger programs at the Visitor's Center.  It was a fun and relaxing couple of days.

Pocket Edward was especially thrilled with the grizzly bear sighting we had on our way out of the Park.  We got a blurry picture of him that we thought Emmett would appreciate given his fondness for grizzlies!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Flags for Our Guests

Over the years we have been blessed to meet people from all over our country and all over the world.  It is probably the most fun part of our job as innkeepers.  It is great to hear other languages and try to communicate with sign language and smiles.  We are enriched by learning about other cultures and we are constantly reminded that people are mostly the same everywhere and want similar things in life. 

This week we have been fortunate to have people from Brazil and China visiting us and they were thrilled to see their flags flying from our front porch to great them.  It is nice to be able to bring a little bit of home to our guests from far away and it is fun for our other guests to test their knowledge about the flags from other countries.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Renesmee's Birthday Party 2014

Today we are celebrating Renesmee's Birthday at the Miller Tree Inn and Twilight fans from across the nation are gathering on our front lawn.  It is a beautiful day, though the vampires are sparkling!

Carlisle even put in some office hours in his office and gave tours to those that showed up for the party!

Stephenie Meyer Day winds down today after the party with a scavenger hunt and a question and answer period for the cast members.  Everyone seemed to have a great time this year.  We will look forward to the 2015 celebration which will be the 10th anniversary of the year the first book came out.  Can't wait to see what is in store!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Stephenie Meyer Day 2014

The Stephenie Meyer Day Celebration 2014 is here and ready to kick off tonight with the open house at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center from 5-7pm.  There are also MANY activities scheduled throughout the weekend and weather report is good, so we think a good time is in store!

A couple of activities are scheduled to take place here on the lawn at the Miller Tree Inn, so we are looking forward to seeing all of those fans.

Schedules for events can be found on line through the Stephenie Meyer Day facebook page as well as through the Forks Forum.

Hope everyone has a wonderful time.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Carlisle's Office

We have had lots of visitors to Carlisle's Office this month.  Most of the visitors have come from other countries.  They enjoy seeing the variety of flags we have displayed out front and they love taking pictures of Carlisle's Office.  Most are understanding that Carlisle is never in his office.  He is usually at the hospital, working.  We are happy that so many people are still fans of the Twilight books.  We are very pleased to meet so many people from so many cultures.  Makes our job fun.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thunder Storms

We think the Cullen family was out playing baseball this morning as we had some pretty dramatic thunder storms.  I think many home runs were scored!  We were glad to see the rain.  We haven't had any measurable precipitation for about a month.  Even the Hoh Rainforest was getting dusty.

On a different note, we are excited to have had guests from many lands within the last few weeks.  We have hosted people from France, Belgium, China, Germany, Spain and the list goes on.  We are very fortunate to be surrounded by people of many cultures coming to see our beautiful forests and beaches.  A few are still coming to spot vampires and werewolves and we enjoy having them join us, also!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Relay for Life in Forks and Pocket Edward Goes to Utah

This is Relay for Life Weekend at the Forks High School Track.  There are many booths, with food, goods and other fund raisers to help fight cancer.  The Relay will be going from 3pm August 1 until Noon on August 2.  Please come out and help this worthy cause.

Pocket Edward just returned from a 10 day trip to visit 3 National Parks in Utah.  He went to Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches.  It was a little warm for us mere mortals, but Edward seemed able to keep his cool.  The scenery was lovely.  We are lucky to live in this beautiful and diverse country.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The New Rainforest Arts Center

A couple of years ago the former Dazzled by Twilight store burned to the ground.  The fire was caused by an electrical problem in the building that housed the arts center, next door.  The city of Forks has gone through a series of planning meetings and the members of the arts community purchased the land that the Dazzled by Twilight store had been on.  That gave the city two lots on which to build the new arts center.  Ground breaking was held this spring and we are now beginning to see the building start taking shape.  The foundation has been poured as can be seen in this picture taken a couple of weeks ago.  They are now working on the framing for the walls.  We hope to post progress pictures in the next couple of months.  If all goes well, the building should be complete by next spring.  It will be a great addition to our community.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

It is time for the Old Fashioned 4th of July here in Forks.  The merchants are taking part in a window decorating contest.  There will an Arts and Crafts Fair, Parade, Salmon BBQ, vendors in the park and a Demolition Derby.  This year the fireworks display will be on Saturday, July 5.  There is an emergency shortage of pyrotechnics operators, so our show will be delayed for a day.  We will enjoy them, regardless and there seem to be plenty of personal fireworks in the neighborhood to keep us entertained.

We have had some beautiful summer days this week.  Even had to put the window air conditioners in to cool us off at nights.  Yesterday we took advantage of the lovely weather and went up to Hurricane Ridge. We took one of the daily ranger led walks, and learned all about the alpine meadows.  Well worth our time.  The lupine were out, too.

Enjoy the 4th of July and the freedoms that we are lucky enough to enjoy.